Solar Roofing in Central Florida

As a homeowner in Central Florida, you have an incredible opportunity to harness the sun’s power and save money on your energy bills with solar roofing. At Alan’s Roofing, we are experts in solar panel installation and can ensure your new solar roof is installed properly and integrated seamlessly with your existing roofing system.

Why choose a roofer for your solar installation?

While many solar companies exist, most are not roofers. We are roofers first, so we have an unmatched understanding of roof structures, materials, waterproofing, and best installation practices. When you hire us, you get comprehensive roofing and solar expertise all-in-one from certified professionals.

Solar panels On roof
Solar panels On roof

What Are Solar Roofing Panels?

Solar roofing panels are made up of many individual solar cells that absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity. They are designed to be integrated directly into your roof during a roof replacement or new construction project. Unlike bulky solar panel racks, solar panels sit flat on your roof’s surface. This design gives a sleeker, cleaner look while minimizing wind resistance and uplift risks.  

The solar panels are wired together to capture energy from the sun’s rays and convert it into usable electricity for your home. With net metering, you can even send any excess electricity your panels produce back to the utility grid for credits on your bill. This lets you get the most value possible from your solar roof investment.

Solar Panel Installation in Central Florida

Installing solar panels is a complex, multi-step process that involves careful planning, energy calculations, permitting, and exact installation work. Don’t trust your solar roof to just any installer – choose a professional roofing company like Alan’s Roofing that truly understands roofs inside and out.

Our solar installation process includes:

  1. Thorough home energy evaluation and solar potential assessment
  2. Customized system design and engineering plans  
  3. Permit applications, approvals, and documentation
  4. Roof preparation, including any necessary repairs or replacements
  5. Installation of specialized mounting hardware and waterproofing components
  6. Careful installation of each solar panel to align with the array
  7. Professional electrical wiring, meters, and interconnection to the utility grid
  8. Final system testing, activation, and walkthrough with the homeowner  
Roof with Solar

From start to finish, our experienced team oversees every detail to ensure your solar roofing system performs at peak efficiency for its full 25+ year expected lifespan.

Roof with Solar panels

Benefits of Solar Roofing in Central Florida

There are many compelling reasons why solar roofing is an excellent investment for Central Florida homeowners. Some of the biggest benefits include:

  • Reduced energy costs over the 25+ year lifespan of the system
  • – Significant increase to your home’s value and marketability    
  • – Renewable, environmentally-friendly energy source
  • – Energy security for your home with potential backup power
  • – Lower carbon footprint and reduced environmental impact
  • – Eligibility for federal tax credits and local solar incentives

With the sunny Central Florida climate, high energy costs, and generous solar incentives, solar panels can often pay for themselves through energy savings in 7-20 years. After that point, you essentially get free electricity from your solar roof!

Frequently Asked Questions: Solar Roofing

The cost of a solar roof can vary significantly based on the size of the system needed, the complexity of your roof, and the specific hardware and components used. However, for a typical Central Florida home, the average solar panel system cost is around $12,000-$18,000 after applying for a federal tax credit for solar. Larger homes may be more expensive.

One of the most significant benefits of solar panels is that they require very little maintenance beyond an occasional cleaning and visual inspection. The panels are made with tempered glass and are highly durable. They are built to withstand the hot Florida sun, humidity, and even hurricane conditions for 25+ years with no maintenance required.

Yes, when installed by a qualified roofing professional, solar panels are engineered to withstand extreme wind loads and hurricane-force conditions. The panels use specialized mounts and hardware designed for the high winds of hurricane zones. They are securely attached directly to your home’s roof framing.

Numerous studies have shown that homes with solar panel installations sell for higher prices than comparable non-solar homes. On average, solar panels increase a home’s resale value by about $15,000 for every $1,000 reduction in annual energy costs. So, the investment immediately pays off in added home equity and marketability.

Contact Alan’s Roofing For Central Florida’s Best Solar Panel Installation

Ready to switch to clean, money-saving solar power? Trust the solar roofing experts at Alan’s Roofing, and contact us today for a solar evaluation and quote.

We install solar roofs throughout Central Florida, including Orlando, Brooksville, Port Charlotte, Vero Beach, and all surrounding areas. Our team has the experience to ensure your solar panel installation exceeds your expectations.