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What if I need a new roof?

Updated: Jun 28, 2023

Get a Solar Consultation Before Getting a New Roof

There is a common misconception that if you need a new roof, you should get the roof before getting solar panels. However, this is not always the best option. In fact, it can be more cost-effective to get a solar consultation first.

Here's why:

  • You can wrap the cost of the new roof into the financing for your solar panels. This means that you can get a single loan or lease to cover both expenses. This can make it easier to budget for your solar installation and can also save you money on interest.

  • You may be eligible for a tax credit on your new roof. The federal government offers a tax credit of 26% of the cost of solar panels and solar roofing materials. If you get a new roof at the same time as your solar installation, you may be able to claim the tax credit for both expenses.

  • Solar panels can protect your roof from damage. Solar panels can help to protect your roof from the elements, such as hail, wind, and rain. This can help to extend the lifespan of your roof and save you money on future repairs.

Of course, there are some cases where it may make more sense to get a new roof before getting solar panels. For example, if your roof is in very poor condition, and can not wait to get the solar consultation before replacing the roof.

However, if your roof is in good condition, it is generally a good idea to get a solar consultation first. This will allow you to explore all of your options and find the best solution for your needs.

Worker installing roof

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