Solar continues to gain popularity. Partially because of increased awareness of the benefits and partially because of the tax cuts that are near expiration. If you’re wondering if commercial solar roofing is an option for your building, today’s blog may help.
Commercial Solar Roofing is a Misnomer
Solar panels aren’t your roof. You will need a traditional roofing material on your roof before your panels are installed. Most solar companies offer a 20 or 25 year warranty on their panels so it’s best to consider adding panels to your roof after you’ve had a new roof installed or a roof coating. There are commercial solar roofing options for both flat and steep slope buildings.
Why Consider Solar?
- Are you tired of occasional power outages and surges that come with strong storms? Solar panels can help reduce outages which can contribute to lost work time.
- Is your company trying to be more environmentally conscientious? Solar lowers your carbon footprint as you take a previously unused space and turn it into a space producing energy. It also may lower your utility usage because solar panels absorb the sun’s rays before it hits the roof of your building.
- Promoting that you have solar on your property or roof can enhance your brand’s perception. As people become more sensitive to the environment, many seek out businesses who recycle and otherwise do things that benefit the environment.
- It can lengthen the life of your roof. When the sun, rain, and hail aren’t directly impacting your roof, it will last longer.
When is the Right Time for Commercial Solar Roofing?
The sooner you call your roofing company to discuss the remaining expected life of your current roof, the sooner you can talk to a solar company about solar panels for your roof. You want to make sure that you have more than 10 years left on the roof’s expected life as the panels would need to be removed before a roof replacement could take place and that comes with a considerable expense.
If you need a commercial roofing company to provide you with a professional assessment of your roof or to give you an estimate for a roof replacement, call Suncoast Roofing Solutions. We offer many excellent products for all types of commercial roofing. Reach us at (813) 283-2544 or by filling out our contact form.