Roof-mounted solar panels are great to receive the sun’s power and save on your home energy bills. Even on cloudy days, high-efficiency solar panels on your roof can produce power in low light because they capture direct and indirect sunlight. While almost any house can accommodate solar panels, there are some questions you should ask before starting a solar roofing installation. Take care of your roof first, so you don’t have to press pause on your solar installation in Bethesda, Maryland.
What Roofing Material Does Your House Have?
Not all roof types can qualify for solar panels. For instance, roofing materials that are durable and strong, like asphalt roof shingles, excel in supporting solar panels. In contrast, flat roofs made of gravel and tar are not suitable for solar roofing installation.
What is Your Roof’s Square Footage?
Roof size matters regarding solar. Your roof in Bethesda might need to meet a minimum requirement of usable surface area to perform a solar roofing installation. In addition, the minimum functional surface area allows a solar roofing installation, assisting you to meet your solar goals and comply with building regulations and codes. Also, most building codes require pathways of open roof areas for ventilation to clear fumes, smoke, and fire heat. JC Solar can address these details during your project. Give us a call at (443) 204-6551.
What is the Age of Your Roof?
A general guideline is asphalt shingle roofs must be ten years old or less and in excellent condition before starting a solar roofing installation. If your roof is over ten years old, you should schedule an inspection to check if it is still in excellent condition for solar panel installation. Moreover, repairing or replacing your roof before a solar roofing installation can help you avoid the need to remove and reinstall any solar arrays.
What is the Condition of Your Roof?
During a roof inspection, JC Solar will inspect your roof and attic for possible signs of damage, such as proper ventilation or leaks. Besides damaged shingles, other roofing components like vents or flashing might need to be replaced. So, it’s always ideal to repair or replace these items before a solar roofing installation begins.
Once your roof is in excellent condition, JC Solar can help you develop an ideal solar plan for your Bethesda home based on its location, roof size, slope, and energy needs to help you reach your solar goals. Contact us for a free solar quote!
Contact JC Solar Today!
If you have any solar needs in Maryland, contact JC Solar, LLC. at 443-204-6551 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our solar-powered products will help make your life easy, environmentally safe, and cost-efficient! We’re conveniently located in Marriottsville, Maryland, and proudly serve all of Maryland as well as Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. Contact us today!