Is A Rooftop Solar System Right For Your Home?

by | May 23, 2022 | Residential Solar

Would you like to have rooftop solar system installed? One of the first questions we should ask ourselves is “is my home good for Solar panels.

5 Things To Think About When Considering Rooftop Solar

1. What Is Your Roof Made Out Of?

The type of roof your home has can determine how much space you have for a rooftop solar system. Asphalt shingle roofs are typically used on residential properties and these provide suitable mounting surfaces, but other types may work better depending upon the material they’re made from; metal or tile-based clays could also prove useful if installed correctly, However, if your roof type is not suited to Solar panels, a ground mount system might be the better option instead.

2. Roof Direction And Shading

Find out the direction your roof faces and the roof pitch before installing solar panels. You can Install solar panels on all roof directions, but the important thing is to know how much sunlight the panels will receive. If your home doesn’t get enough hours of sun daily, then more powerful grade rooftop solar system cells are ideal for optimal efficiency.

The best roofs for solar panels face towards the south, as this is where they will receive the most sunlight. We recommend talking to an expert and one of our team is on hand to discuss the options with you. 

3. Got A Shaded Roof?

The Solar Tech Elec team uses satellite technology to quickly spot possible shading issues and offer solutions that can overcome causes.  We determine your property’s winter sunlight exposure potential so you can understand if there is enough for consistent power throughout the year, which in turn helps us recommend an appropriate solution that will work best for your home energy use and that’ll bring you the fastest return on investment.  

4. Consider The Age Of Your Roof

The last thing you want is for your new rooftop solar system to be installed on a roof that’s not fit for purpose. You need at least 15 years of Roof life span in order to avoid any future headaches or costs associated with replacing it later down the road, so make sure before committing yourself! Talk to one of our experts, we carry out roof inspections, offering free advice and recommendations.

5. How Much Roof Space Is Available?

Whether or not your roof has enough space will largely depend on how many solar panels you need to meet  your energy goals. After a free consultation, we’ll be able to tell what size system is suitable. Our engineers can work around any obstacles on the roof with a custom layout design perfect for your home energy needs.

Schedule an appointment with our expert team for free, today! Find out whether your home is a good fit for solar.

There are a lot of different factors to consider when looking at solar as an option to produce electricity. It’s important that you understand the pros and cons so don’t hesitate to ask us any questions! We want all our customers to feel confident in their decision, which is why we offer free consultations.

Are you looking for high-quality sustainable Solar Panels in Florida? Here at Solar Tech Elec, We will help you get your home off the grid. Contact us today for an appointment! See what some of our customers say here after switching to Solar Energy. Premium Solar. Beautifully Installed. Pay Zero Down with Solar Tech Elec. 



General BootyGeneral Booty
18:00 22 Jan 22
Ross and his team were excellent with quotes, pricing, communication, educating me on the solar system, follow through, and follow up. The install team was very friendly and informative and did great work. A very high quality inverter and 23 very high quality solar... panels were installed excellently. Thank you Ross and everyone at Solar Tech Elec! I would definitely recommend them to everyone interested in getting a solar system as they are there for you after the install with your questions or concerns as more
Breah DiLaneyBreah DiLaney
02:38 14 Dec 21
After multiple quotes, scam companies, 3rd party contractors and panels that came from lower grade materials; we could not be any happier with Ross and the guys @Solar Tech. He is honest, knows his products, came to our home when it fit in to our schedule and never... pressured or tried to sell us on anything. He even listened to our electric use concerns and offered multiple products to maximize our savings. Install just completed on our panels and it has been perfection from the 1st phone call. Bravo guys!read more
Ken RosenbergerKen Rosenberger
14:40 03 Nov 21
Couldn’t be more pleased with Solar Tech Elec. We got three quotes for a very good sized solar system and theirs was the best. They use top quality, American made equipment, the staff were very professional and the installation went flawlessly. I highly recommend them!
Karlie WyseKarlie Wyse
21:26 15 Oct 21
Fantastic company! Best quote I received from any solar company and the installation process was smooth as butter. We had 28 panels installed and everything was complete in 1 day. The installers were very nice and professional as well. Don't look any further if you're... considering Solar panels! Highly recommendread more