Integrated Expertise: Why a Roofing Company is Ideal for Solar Installations

Valor Home is more than just a roofing company. We’re your partners in sustainable home improvement. We excel at roof installation, replacement, and all of the in-betweens, and that means we’re experts at solar installation.

A professional roofing company is more qualified, more reliable, and more suitable for all of your solar needs than solar-only installers, which is why smart homeowners choose a roofing company partner for installation.

Whether you’re a new homeowner or have been in the game for years, you can trust Valor Home to guide you through the unique advantages of choosing a roofing expert for your solar panel installations. We guarantee you’ll get the best of both worlds: robust roofing solutions and advanced solar innovations.

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar energy continues to revolutionize how we power our homes. It provides a cost-effective alternative to traditional energy sources, which is why many homeowners want to include some kind of solar element in their home’s design.

From the initial absorption of light to the sophisticated handling of excess energy, each step in the process requires advanced technology. This includes the conversion of sunlight into usable electricity and engineering technology to harness the sun’s power.

We won’t go into too much detail, but our experts are here to help you understand how solar panels manage the energy that powers our daily lives.

Step 1: Sunlight Absorption

Solar panels, typically installed on the roof, are composed of numerous photovoltaic (PV) cells. These cells are made from layers of semiconductor materials like silicon.

When sunlight hits PV cells, it excites the electrons in the semiconductor material and creates an electric field. This process generates direct current (DC) electricity as electrons flow through the material.

Step 2: Conversion to Usable Power

DC electricity generated by solar panels is not yet suitable for typical home use. To convert it into alternating current (AC) electricity—which is the standard form of electricity used in homes—it passes through an inverter.

Modern solar power systems often use string inverters, microinverters, or power optimizers, and each offers various benefits in terms of efficiency and power management.

Step 3: Power Distribution

Once converted into AC electricity, power is channeled into your home’s electrical panel/breaker box. This panel distributes the electricity throughout your home to power lights, kitchen appliances, computers, clothes dryers, and TVs.

The integration of solar-generated electricity into your home’s system is seamless and allows solar power to be used as easily as power from the grid.

Step 4: Excess Energy Handling

Solar energy systems often produce more electricity than a home can use during peak daylight hours. That’s a benefit for you as a homeowner.

There are two main ways to handle a solar energy surplus:

  • Grid-tied systems with net metering: Most residential solar power systems are connected to the grid, and excess electricity can be sent back to the grid. With net metering, homeowners can earn credits on their utility bills for this surplus power.
  • Solar battery storage: Alternatively, excess energy can be stored in home battery systems. These batteries store electricity for use during times when the solar panels are not producing power, like at night or during overcast days. Solar battery storage can help guarantee energy availability and enhance your household energy independence.

Understanding how your solar panels operate helps homeowners appreciate the sophistication and benefits of their solar energy systems. The integration of solar panels into your home is more than just an addition. It’s a transformation that begins with your roof.

Your Roof’s Role in Solar Installation

Your home’s roof is the foundation for solar panels, and it’s where factors like orientation, pitch, and structural integrity play pivotal roles. At Valor Home, we assess these elements to make sure your roof is optimized for solar installation.

Our solar installation process involves:

  • A detailed inspection to evaluate the age and condition of your roofing materials.
  • An assessment of structural integrity to support the additional weight of solar panels.
  • Consideration of your roof’s orientation and slope to maximize sunlight exposure and energy production.
  • Installation methods that enhance your roof’s durability and weather resistance.

It’s our job to make sure that your new solar panels look great and that they operate at maximum efficiency.

Our team’s expertise in roofing guarantees that the essential elements of your home’s top layer are fortified before and after solar installation.

Benefits of Choosing a Roofing Company for Solar Installations

Selecting a roofing company like Valor Home to install your solar panels offers several unique advantages. Our experts have a comprehensive understanding of roof structure and integrity. This expertise is crucial because solar installations can involve significant alterations to your roof like drilling and mounting, which can affect its durability and waterproofness.

Roofing professionals ensure that these kinds of modifications don’t compromise your roof’s long-term performance, and we’re adept at managing potential issues like leaks or structural damage.

Additionally, since your roof’s condition directly impacts the efficiency and lifespan of your solar panels, having a single provider assess and address both roofing and solar needs ensures a more effective installation. This holistic approach enhances project coordination, and it guarantees accountability.

Key benefits to hiring a roofing company for solar panel installation include:

  • Expert handling of roof penetrations: Proper sealing and waterproofing around solar mounts prevent leaks and structural damage.
  • Optimal weight distribution: Assurance that your roof can safely support the weight of solar panels without risking damage.
  • Unified project management: Coordinated roofing and solar installation reduces the complexity and duration of home improvement projects.

These factors and more make a reliable roofing company partner uniquely qualified to handle the dual challenges of roofing and solar installations. We provide peace of mind along with superior results.

Comparing Roofing Companies with Solar-Only Providers

When it comes to installing solar panels, the choice between a roofing company and a solar-only provider is crucial.

Here’s how Valor Home compares to solar-only competition:

Roofing Expertise

  • Roofing companies understand the entire roofing ecosystem. This helps us guarantee that solar installations don’t compromise your roof’s integrity.
  • Solar-only providers may lack specialized knowledge in roofing materials and structural concerns.

Holistic Service Approach

  • Roofing companies can handle both the installation and replacement of your residential roof.
  • Solar-only companies might require third-party roofing contractors, which complicates the project.

Warranty and Accountability

  • Roofing companies often provide integrated warranties that cover both the roof and the solar panels.
  • Solar-only providers typically offer separate warranties, which might not cover potential roofing issues caused by solar installation.

This comparison is far from complete, but it illustrates why a roofing company like Valor Home is often the better choice for homeowners.

Valor Home’s Solar Solutions

Valor Home is committed to high-performance solar solutions that are integrated with our top-quality roofing services. Our approach uses the finest materials and the latest technology to offer sustainable, efficient energy solutions.

Here’s what we offer:

  • High-quality solar panels: All panels are sourced from reputable U.S. manufacturers for durability and efficiency.
  • Tailored solar solutions: We design solar systems that are customized to your home’s specific needs and energy goals.
  • Professional installation: Our certified installers make sure that every panel is perfectly placed for optimal performance.
  • Comprehensive warranties: We partner with reputable manufacturers to offer top-of-the-line warranties, including a 50-year roofing warranty.
  • Easy Transferability: Should you decide to move, our roofing warranties can be transferred to the new homeowner, which adds value to your property.

Our Commitment to Quality and Customer Satisfaction

Our dedication to excellence at Valor Home is evident in every project we undertake. We prioritize your satisfaction with flexible financing options, detailed consultations, and transparent communication throughout the installation process.

Our customers trust our professionalism, the quality of our work, and the seamless integration of services that make their homes safer, more comfortable, and energy-efficient.

Valor Home understands every aspect of your home’s exterior. Our integrated approach to roofing and solar installations provides a streamlined, efficient service that enhances your home’s value and your quality of life.

Contact Valor Home today for a free estimate and to learn how we can transform your home with our top-tier solar solutions.