Frequently Asked Questions about Solar Roofing

Below is a list of commonly asked questions we get on solar roofing. Give us a call if you have any additional questions.

How much energy can I actually get from a solar roofing system?
It depends on several factors. The amount of sunlight hitting the panel, the size of the panel and the efficiency of the solar cells inside the panel. Solar panels come with a Maximum Power Rating, which will tell you how much power they can produce at maximum, ideal conditions. Here is a Solar Calculator link that will give you an idea of how much sunlight hits your location.

Where is the best place to put a solar system on my roof?
Generally facing East, West or South. You also want an area that is unobstructed by trees and has minimal shading from tall objects or objects on the roof like vents. Get a shadow analysis today.

How much maintenance is required on the system once installed?
There is no required or systematic maintenance effort. It is recommended that you wash the panels with water a few times per year.

How much space is needed for a system?
The average PV panel takes up roughly 85 to 100 square feet.

How long will a solar roof system last?
The average warranty is 20-25 years.

How long does it take for a system to pay for itself?
Typically 8-12 years, depending on the solar system.