If you are frustrated by high utility bills, your roof may be the source of the problem. While you’re planning a roof replacement, you may contemplate making other improvements to increase your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your long-term costs. One way to achieve those goals is to install solar panels when you have your roof replaced.

Benefits of Installing Solar Panels and a New Roof at the Same Time

Both roofs and solar panels have limited lifespans, usually around two to three decades. Combining roof replacement and solar panel installation can save you money in the long run.

If your roof is approaching the end of its lifespan, it’s a good idea to replace it before you install solar panels. If you put new solar panels on an older roof when the roof wears out and needs to be replaced, contractors will have to remove the solar panels, then reinstall them. You will have to pay for labor costs associated with that, which can be expensive. 

If you have your roof replaced now, and then you install solar panels at a later date, the roof may wear out before the solar panels. Then you will need to have the panels removed and reinstalled to replace the roof.

By tackling both projects at once, you’ll be able to keep the roof and the solar panels on the same timeline. That can help you avoid incurring unnecessary costs.

If you choose to do a roof replacement and solar panel installation together, it may cost you less than it would cost to do the two projects separately. A roofing company and a solar panel installer may have a partnership that can save you a significant percentage on the overall price tag for the project. You may also be eligible for a federal tax credit if you install solar panels on your house. 

Get an Estimate for Roof Repair or Replacement

Replacing your roof can make your home more energy-efficient. Installing solar panels at the same time can help you reduce your impact on the environment and can save you money in the long run. If you aren’t sure if your roof needs to be replaced or if it can be repaired, contact JS and R Roofing. We serve homeowners across Connecticut. A member of our team can inspect your roof, assess its condition, recommend either repair or replacement, and give you an estimate. Contact us today to schedule a roof inspection.