Why You Need the Right Roof to Go Solar
Some homeowners ask why bother investing in tiles or shingles if we’re simply going to install solar panels on top.
The answer comes down to weatherproofing.
Even with a structurally sound roof that can support the added weight of solar PV technology, your home is still partially exposed to the elements. And without proper insulation and weatherproofing, your roof could quickly start to deteriorate.
The good news is that adding solar PV panels on top of these shingles and tiles can help extend the useful lifetime of your rooftop. The solar panels we install are warrantied for up to 25 years depending on the manufacture. And they help shield the underlying roof from the worst of what Mother Nature has to offer.
In fact, a disproportionate number of solar-enabled homes were unaffected following Hurricane Sandy – the 2012 superstorm that inflicted $70 billion worth of damage along the Atlantic Coast.
This is very encouraging news for solar homeowners in Florida – one of the most hurricane-prone states in the entire country.