Solar Roofing Commonly Asked Questions, Answered.

Posted on January 14, 2022 in , by kcoughlin

Solar roofing is a booming industry, not just here in South Florida, but nationwide. With it being relatively new, there are a lot of questions being asked about adding solar to your home. As with any big purchase or change to your house, here at Bison we believe you should be as clear as possible on what the process entails. As the number one provider of solar roofing in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, we have your top solar questions answered!

Common Questions Homeowners Ask About Solar Roofing

We rounded up some of the most common questions we get asked. Read on to get the answers and clarification needed before you make the decision to go solar!

How much does a solar roof cost?

While there isn’t one straight figure we can give you, we can break down how solar roofing is priced. To begin, it is based on the amount of electricity you consume on average throughout the year. This determines how many panels will be installed on your roof. It’s like a shoe size – the price isn’t one size fits all. What we can tell you is that you will end up spending less than you do for your monthly FPL bill, as well as drastically reduce the emissions of CO2 that is used to produce the electricity that you are currently consuming. This helps the environment. Also, we can give you a free estimate – no strings attached – whenever you are ready.

How many solar panels can I fit on my roof?

The number of solar panels on your roof directly correlates to your KwH. The amount of solar energy you need depends on your electrical consumption, not the size of your roof. At Bison, we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. This is why we evaluate your average electrical usage over a year, to install the number of solar panels that will produce specifically to your needs.

Is my roof good for solar? And, Can I include the cost of roofing in my solar installation cost?

In short, most homes are solar compatible, meaning most roofs can have solar installed on them. If you have an old roof, the good news is that Bison is a roofing company as well. When we do our initial inspection, we check out your roof for compatibility. We also look for damage to your roof, taking into account the age of your roof, and recommend a new roof when appropriate. The cost of your new roof can be bundled into your purchase of solar panels, saving you a ton of money.

Will solar panels ruin my roof?

Absolutely not! We use specific processes when installing solar roofing to ensure the integrity of your roof stays intact. The process depends on what kind of roof you have. We are familiar with working with all kinds of roofing, including:, standing seam metal, 5V crimp metal, shingles, flat tile, and barrel tile.

Can you mount solar panels anywhere on your roof?

Yes, however you get the most production on a South facing roof. That being said, if your roof doesn’t face due South, you can still get production on a North, East, or West-facing roof. Part of our evaluation process includes figuring out where to install solar on your roof for optimal performance.

Solar Roofing is Our Thing!

We hope this helps answer some of your questions about solar! If you need more information about solar roofing, we are happy to answer them. Simply contact us by phone or email. Bison Roofing and Solar offers free on-site evaluations and quotes so that you can make a well-informed decision. We want you to feel as confident about your decision to install solar roofing as we do!

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