So you decided to go solar- that’s awesome! But wait, the installer says your roof won’t support the weight, and you need to get a replacement first. This is getting complicated now. How much is this going to cost? How many different companies do you have to work with? The good news is that you can save time and money by finding solar companies that replace your roof.
Yes, some solar installers will do both jobs and make your life a whole lot easier. But the right company with the experience and qualifications can be a challenge. Here are some tips for finding a reliable company that can handle solar panel installation and roof replacement like true experts.
How to Find a Reliable Solar Company to Replace Your Roof
Not all solar panel installation companies provide the same level of service. When you have somebody installing a $20,000+ solar system AND working on your roof, you need to make sure they are a reliable company. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for solar companies that replace your roof.
Licensing and Certification
An installation company must be licensed. In some states, it’s required for all solar panel installation companies to have the proper licenses to conduct business. Unfortunately, not all companies will follow through. You can verify a solar company’s licensing online through the Better Business Bureau.
The best certification you look out for when it comes to roofing contractors is the GAF Master Elite Certification. This type of certification is something only 2% of roof installation companies in the United States have acquired, and the process involves a rigorous training program. A company also has to have experience for at least seven years, be licensed in their state, and have liability insurance and a good reputation. It’s not easy to achieve.
Never give in to pushy sales tactics. If a company is trying to push a sale but won’t give you much information about the installation process or warranties, it’s not a good idea to use them. A reputable and trustworthy company will provide leading warranties.
This is why it’s also essential to look at a company’s reviews while being cautious of fake ones. It’s not uncommon for companies to pay others to leave good reviews to make themselves look better to consumers. You’ll want to hire a company that consistently receives five-star reviews from current or former customers. It may be better to ask friends or neighbors if they’ve had a good experience with a local solar panel or roof installation company.
A Leader in Roofing and Solar
Solar Optimum has been a leading solar and roofing installer since 2008. We’ve earned our customers’ trust, respect, and confidence thanks to our dedicated and talented team of experts.
Whether you are looking for a full or partial re-roof for your home or to prepare your home to go green with solar panel roofing, we offer only the best roofing products in the industry – AND the best warranty among all roofing contractors. Download your free guide below to learn more.