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How Much Does it Cost to Remove Solar Panels When I Need a New Roof?

March 23rd, 2022 | By Roger Kuznia


Pink Energy is a leading solar panel installation company and for solar panel customers in need of a new roof, we can get that work done for you too!

For those making the decision to go solar, you may be curious as to how much it costs to install solar panels or how much it is to remove the panels should you need a new roof. Let’s look at the factors so we can see just how much you may potentially spend on your new roof.

What happens if I need roof repairs before installing solar panels?

A large factor when considering how much does a solar roof cost is first determining if you need a new roof before installation.

The last thing that any customer wants is to have a solar panel installation completed and then discover their roof is leaking shortly after that, potentially requiring solar panel removal. Here at Pink Energy, our experts will complete a full evaluation of roof before installation. If your roof is near the end of its useful life, we will recommend getting your roof replaced before solar is installed to minimize the risk of needing to remove solar panels in the future to do a repair.

Our goal is to help our customers be as educated and informed as possible. Our solar panels and our workmanship come with good warranties, so your investment is protected in the long run. Check with your sales representative for details about warranty policies.

What happens if I need roof repairs after I’ve had solar panels installed?

Your roof may be in excellent condition now, but with wear and tear, it may deteriorate over time. While the panels Pink Energy installs come with a manufacturer’s warranty, your original roofing may not.

In the unlikely event you experience a roof leak following installation, our team will correct any issues caused by our installers.

Solar Panel Removal

You may need to have your solar panels removed if there are any lingering roof repairs needed. You may wonder how this is done and how much it may cost, and our team can give you those answers when needed.

One thing to note is that if you move and want to take your solar panels with you, Pink Energy is unable to do that work for you. Because every home is so different, we recommend leaving the solar panels on your existing home and buying a new solar array that’s right-sized for that new home.

For those who need a new roof or need to repair any portion of their roof, the process of solar panel removal is pretty straightforward. Our experts will visit your home and unbolt the panels from the metal rails that were installed on your roof to keep them in place. Should the rails also need to be removed, our installers will do that as well. From there, the process of repairing the roof itself can be handled as needed.

Reinstalling solar panels once roof repairs are complete

Once your roof repairs are finished, you will need to have your solar panels reinstalled and reconnected to the grid. Once our installers are on the job, you’ll be up and running again as soon as possible.

How much does solar panel removal cost?

Knowing the cost of solar panel removal is one of the biggest questions and concerns that customers have. You already paid for your solar installation, and you probably don’t want to pay for the process of having them removed and put back on.

At Pink Energy, we partner with third-party lenders who offer qualified homeowners 100% financing options with $0 money down2 to start, so if we did your solar installation, then it’s possible that you didn’t pay a thing up front to have them installed.

To complete a solar panel removal, complete roof repairs, and reinstall the panels, there will be associated costs. The potential costs are why it’s best to have any current roofing issues identified and addressed before you begin the installation process. Doing so may avoid what can be an even more expensive process.

While added costs may raise alarm, it’s best to look at any cost through the lens of potential lifetime savings. Here at Pink Energy, we estimate that the price of electricity will continue to rise. Adding solar at your home can help protect your family against utility hikes. The cost for solar panel removal and reinstallation will be inevitable in the in the long run, but you will potentially save a lot of money on electric bills.

These are important factors to consider when asking “how much does a solar roof cost?”

Avoiding the need for solar panel removal

With the estimated cost of solar panel removal, in addition to necessary roof repairs, we highly recommend that any roofing issues be carefully evaluated and fixed before you begin the installation process. Pink Energy is the perfect company to do the job, as we can complete each step ourselves.

Getting started with solar

If you are concerned that you may need roof repairs but are also looking to have solar power added at your home, contact us today. Pink Energy offers a simple three-step solar installation process to get started.

First, we will determine if your home qualifies for solar power. Next, we will schedule an on-site inspection to evaluate your family’s power needs and usage. From there, our solar experts will draft a customized proposal for the type of solar panel installation you will need. That way, you will know how much your solar roof will cost.

Before the installation process begins, our solar experts will carefully examine your roof, identifying any damage that may need to be fixed to avoid any need for solar panel removal in the near future.

If repairs are needed, we will inform you so we do not install on a damaged platform. Once you address the damages on your roof, we can then schedule a day for solar panel installation.

With the 100% solar financing options and $0 money down2 deal available to qualified homeowners, there’s no reason that you shouldn’t get started with solar today.

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