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asked 2015-09-13 11:08:03 -0500

vishalya gravatar image

My roof is about 12 years old. I am expecting it be changed in next 5 year or so. If I install the solar panels now, will it cause any issues when the roof will be changed.

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answered 2017-09-17 22:05:02 -0500

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It's really a cost-benefit analysis. A 10kW system, unless like tetris and the panels are everywhere, should be able to come down in a few hours tops. The cost for that could be around $2k or whatever your contractor charges. For a 20kW system, just double the price, and that should be a reasonable estimate.

If you live in a state which has good incentives, and you think the benefit is well above that cost, then go for it. Keep in mind however that the 30% tax credit has been applied to roof replacements and upgrades when done in the same year as getting solar. This could mean that if you have the bandwidth to get solar and replace your roof at the same time, it could be worth it.

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answered 2015-12-16 15:19:07 -0500

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updated 2015-12-16 15:19:07 -0500

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Solar panel systems last for 25 to 35 years, so if you anticipate replacing your roof in the next 5 years or so, we recommend doing it before you install your solar panels. It can be costly to take the panels off later down the line. Solar panels can actually extend the life of your roof by protecting it from weather and sunlight, so by replacing your roof now, you're doing yourself a favor down the line!

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