Residential Solar energy is on the rise. You're probably starting to see it on the news, on your drive to work, and maybe even on your neighbor’s roof. Thanks to advancements in technology solar energy is now more beneficial than ever to the average homeowner; it can save you thousands each year in energy costs, reduce your carbon footprint and greatly increase the resale value of your home. But before you dive headfirst into installing solar, there are a few things you should think about. Because even though you are ready, your roof may not be…
If you decide to go solar, the health of your roof must be taken into consideration. Industry leading solar panels have a life expectancy of 25 years or more, which, coincidentally, is typically the life span of a roof. Because of this it is highly recommended that homeowners looking to go solar also have their roof replaced at the same time. While it sounds like a lot to handle at once, it can eliminate a lot of headaches in the future! Homeowners who replace their roof at the same time as their solar installation can likely avoid having to remove those panels for roof repairs in the future, which can be costly and jeopardize the health of your system if not done properly.
You also have tax credits and incentives to think of. Any homeowner who installs a Solar PV system in 2020 will receive a 26% Federal Tax Credit, any State and County incentives, as well as S.R.E.Cs (Solar Renewable Energy Credits). In addition, any homeowner who installs a new Energy Star Certified Roof will be eligible for a $500 tax credit.
Another upside of combining your roofing and solar projects is being able to contract a single company that excels in both areas. American Sentry Solar employs professional roofing teams, and our experts know how to perfectly marry the two projects. We even offer combined discounts and warranties for your Roof + Solar project, giving you additional peace of mind. Any Roof + Solar project done through American Sentry Solar is backed by multiple warranties including a 25 Year Performance, Panel, Microinverter and Labor Warranty for the Solar PV system, and up to a 50 Year Warranty on your new roof!
The decision to go solar is one of the best economic decisions a homeowner can make, especially if done properly. Make sure your roof is in tip-top shape before installing solar, so you can enjoy the various tax credits, energy cost savings and the increase in your home’s resale value in peace!