Solar panels transform the sun’s energy into electricity to power your home. And with solar panel prices decreasing over the years, they have become a popular system installed in many modern homes and businesses. If you’re interested in getting one for yourself, let our expert solar roofers at Roofing Crew help you out.
Why You Should Consider Solar
Solar offers a great way to fix your electricity rate for more than 25 years. The panels are virtually maintenance-free and come with a 25-year production warranty with an expected lifespan of 50 years. With solar energy, you won’t have to worry about fluctuating electricity prices for decades!
Frequently Asked Questions
- How Long Will the Installation Take?
Our solar roofing services usually take around 10 hours to set up the necessary equipment inside your home and around 40 hours to complete the installation. This is all done within a span of two to three days.
- Will the Installation Be Too Heavy for My Roof?
Solar panels usually weigh around five pounds per square foot, so most roofs should be able to bear the added weight. The panels are mounted on an aluminum rail system then fastened a few feet from each other on your home’s roof rafters. Just to be sure, we’ll do a roof inspection on the condition of your roof first.
- Will I See the Difference in My Energy Bill?
Since solar energy is directly consumed by your home’s appliances and running loads before it registers to the utility company, you’ll easily notice how your energy bill isn’t as high as what you’re used to once you have solar panels installed.
- How Many Panels Do I Need?
This actually depends on the size of your roof and how much is exposed to the sun. You can consult with trusted contractors to know how many solar panels you need, but a typical system installed in a residential home would consist of 25 panels on average.