If you are in the market for a new roof or need roofing repair work here are some great tips and suggestions if you also own solar panels.
Before you get work done on your roof and if you have solar panels, it’s important to assess what brand of solar panels you have so you can find out what kind of warranty restrains come with those specific solar panels. For example: If you have Tesla solar panels installed in your home chances are Tesla technician are only able to remove and reinstall your panels for warranty purposes. In other words, it is important that you know the warranty disclosures that pertain to the brand of solar panels that you have installed.
Most solar companies typically do the initial installation on your new solar panels but if you require roof repair work later, they do not remove them and reinstall them again. You will need to hire a licensed and bonded electrician to perform this task. The roofing company can recommend an electrician to perform the job but typically they do not provide this service either as they are not licensed electricians. A lot of solar panel reinstallations requires new rewiring or small plastic parts typically. Also, if anything goes wrong with the reinstallation the customer can always handle any disputes or discrepancies with the licensed and bonded electrician.
Again, it is very important to know the warranties associated with your solar panels prior to hiring a roofer to do your roof work. This way you know what coverages you have available and avoid voiding any warranties. You can also get your technician to fix any problems that may arise on the reinstallation process. That is why hiring an expert can ease the process of reinstalling the solar panels because they are to be placed back the same way they were found.
Currently, there are no preferred brands of solar panels they are all pretty much comparable and great choices. Tesla solar panels on the other hand are one of the only brands that can only be serviced by a Tesla technician.
Some of the challenges involving a solar panel removal and reinstallation consist of wear and tear due to sun damage which can cause breakage of certain pieces or parts. Our technicians carefully replace anything that gets broken that can be replaced. It is also challenging to remove and reinstall solar panels that have been initially installed incorrectly or cheaply done as some issues can arise when performing a reinstallation, etc.
We absolutely recommend cleaning your solar panels as well so the sun can efficiently hit all the apexes to produce power. If it’s blocked by dust or debris the output is decreased and the efficiency is lost.
In conclusion, we recommend hiring an electrical expert to cover liability and warranty issues related to the solar panels. Overall protecting your investment by hiring professional is always recommended to have a peace of mind.