Solar Panel Contractor
In San Diego, CA
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Solar Panel Expert
Tired of the high cost of energy bills? If you’re like many property owners in Southern California, you might be seriously contemplating shifting to solar energy to power your home or business. San Diego gets more than 260 days of sunshine each year. Tap into the sun’s virtually limitless power and begin your energy cost savings. Not only will solar power save ultimately save you money and pay for itself; it’s clean energy, so you can power your setting without harming the environment through reliance on fossil fuels.
RT Roofing Specialist is a leading solar panel installation contractor that serves customers in and around San Diego. We have been in business since 1994. With more than three decades of service to area customers, we’ve built a reputation for outstanding customer service and workmanship. Our services include residential, industrial, commercial roofing solutions as well as waterproofing, gutter systems, and, solar panel installation. Our licensed and bonded technicians have experience installing solar panels on all types of residential and commercial roofs. If you’re ready to make the switch to clean, renewable energy, contact us for a cost estimate.
Get to Know Solar
First developed in 1954, solar photovoltaic systems promised to revolutionize the energy industry, and while it’s taken several decades to develop reliable, cost-effective solar materials, we’re finally here—at a place where solar energy makes sense in every respect. In the U.S., more than a million homes are running on solar energy, but that number is escalating around the world. In Germany, where the government pushed hard for solar adoption, solar has become so successful, that the country is making a huge profit by selling its excess clean solar energy to neighboring countries. And if Germany can make enough energy to power itself and neighboring European nations, you can just imagine how solar will, indeed, revolutionize the energy industry in sunny Southern California.
Today, there have been major enhancements to the quality and efficacy of solar panels and photovoltaic systems. These systems are reliable, durable, and easy to maintain. With the costs for materials and installation having come down substantially over the last 20 years complemented by government incentives, it’s a great time to embrace the solar revolution.
Save Money with Solar
For many homeowners and businesses, solar installation is still a major outlay of money. It is costly up front to install your solar system. However, you will begin to recoup these costs as soon as you get your first energy bill. While the average amount of time for your solar system to pay for itself is about 12 years in the U.S., it’s only about nine years for Californians. Because many solar panels are designed to last upwards of 40 years, the amount of cost savings is well worth the initial expense.
And, there are other incentives for Californians to embrace solar. The state’s net metering law provides solar producers (even homeowners on Main Street) with credits for the excess energy they produce. When you’re not producing energy at night, you can use those credits to pay for energy supplied from the grid. Along with other state incentives, the cost savings is simply too good to pass by if you are ready to make that initial investment. And, if you opt for a system, as many customers do, that employs solar batteries, you can enhance your system’s efficiency and energy storage capacity.
Wait—If Solar Energy Is Free, Why Am I Still Paying?
When you consult with RT Roofing Specialist, we hope you’ll bring along your energy bills. Here’s why: let’s say your energy bill is $250 per month this year. It’s likely to go up by 6% next year, but we’ll ignore that foreboding increase for the moment. After you install solar, you should see that bill cut in half. Instead of paying $250 for that energy bill, you’re paying $125 for your solar system—a system that you’re ultimately going to pay off. Of course, if you have the funds to avoid financing your system, well, you’re likely going to see a bill that simply includes some connection fees that are relatively unavoidable for the moment—certainly nowhere near $125 a month.
If your finance plan is designed for seven years, you’ll be able to pay for that solar system in under a decade and reduce that energy bill to nearly nothing. Plus, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you’re powering your home or commercial property’s energy needs with clean energy.
Enhance Your Property Value
Many property owners ask us this: “what if I move?” The good news is that a solar system is likely to substantially enhance your home or commercial property’s value. Real estate shoppers are looking for properties that already have solar installations. According to recent statistics, home buyers are willing to pay an average increase of $15,000 for a home with solar panels. If you have paid off your solar system, then you simply enjoy the increase. If you still owe, you can use the increase in your property’s sale to pay off your loan.
Why Consult a Roofing Contractor for Solar Panel Installation?
The condition of a roof is a definite factor when contemplating a switch to solar. Many roofing contractors have taken the time and undergone the training to become certified solar panel contractors. RT Roofing Specialist knows roofs and knows solar installation. We take care to ensure that your roof is ready for solar installation. In some cases, if you install solar panels, you might actually void your manufacturer’s roof warranty. Let us evaluate your roof and its solar readiness. We’ll discuss all the factors you need to know before making your final decision about installation.
Of course, if you are replacing your roof, you’re at an ideal point for installing solar panels. We can develop a plan that includes replacing your roof and including solar installation too. Because your solar panels are mounted on your roof, it makes sense to choose a contractor that can manage both—your roofing system and your solar panels.
Roof-mounted solar panels are, of course, an integral part of your solar system. RT Roofing Solution works with high-quality solar panels that are proven in terms of quality and durability. Using quality products leads to a more efficient solar system. Our solar technicians continually monitor this growing industry to stay up to date with its best practices—and best products. This allows us to remain a leading installer of solar panels for our San Diego customers. If you have questions about solar panels, we’ll sit down and talk to you, addressing all of your concerns and providing you with the information you need to make an educated decision about your solar system installation.
Consult with Us
Investing in a solar system is a major decision, so take time to consult with us about your intentions and your roof. We’ll visit your home or commercial property to carefully evaluate your roof and your plans for solar installation. If your roof is nearing the end of its life span, it makes sense to replace your roof and install solar panels at the same time. Yes—this is a substantial investment, but it’s the ideal case scenario. On the other hand, if you have a tile roof that’s about ten years old, it’s a terrific candidate for a solar system. Tile roofs typically last at least 50 years and your solar system and panels should continue to operate well for about forty—although, you can begin to expect some reduction in efficacy after about 20 years.
If you have a relatively new asphalt or slate roof, you can still install solar your solar system. What we do advise, however, is that if your roof needs substantial repair, it’s important to take care of it before we install your solar panels. A roof is a complex system; we need to ensure that its components are free from disrepair in order to achieve a truly successful solar install.
Of course, if damage occurs after solar installation, we’ll tackle it! Its more complex to make roof repairs with solar installed, but that’s one of the reasons it’s such a good ideal to contract with RT Roofing Solutions—because we’re skilled in this type of work!
Can Solar Panels Ruin My Roof?
We meet many customers who’ve heard the horror stories—about roofs that were ruined after a solar installation. This invariably happens because of shoddy installation performed by contractors who are decidedly NOT roof experts. We cannot stress enough the importance of contracting with a licensed and insured company like RT Roofing Specialist. We are certified—we are experts when it comes to both roofing solutions and solar installations. We have a proven track record for success. Experienced technicians like ours know how to install solar panels without damaging the roof.
Contact RT Roofing Specialist and let’s talk about your solar adoption. We’ll provide you with an upfront cost estimate after carefully evaluating the project. Call us to schedule your appointment today. We’ll address all of your questions and concerns, helping you decide if now is the time to go solar.