Should I replace my roof before going solar?

Your solar system should last well over 25 years. In fact, the warranty ensures that you will be at at least 84% of your original efficiency by year 25. The general rule of thumb in the solar industry is if your roof is 25-30 years old, you should look at replacing your roof before getting solar. At the very least, have it inspected beforehand. 

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If you put solar on a roof that needs to be replaced after a couple years, it's not a big deal. You'll just need to work with a roofer who is comfortable taking the panels off and then putting them back on. Most roofers are capable of this these days. 

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