REMOVING SOLAR PANELS FROM YOUR ROOF
Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, you can remove your solar panels from your roof at any time, however, the process requires the implementation of proper safety measures to prevent a home injury, or any permanent damage to the solar panels. If your solar panels need cleaning or repairs, solar panels are unmounted and unplugged from the connecting power wires. For a full solar panel removal, the solar circuit must be disconnected from the main line.
Each solar panel weighs around 40 pounds, the glass is fragile and so is the backsheet (it can get scratched and cause thermal issues). Because of their weight and their fragile nature, many things can go wrong with a solar removal; dust build-up, low-quality workmanship, or faulty wiring can cause damage to yourself or your roof during the removal process. When looking for solar removal professionals, focus on a solar removal company that’s fully licensed and insured for optimal results.
A good solar removal job with a fully licensed and insured team starts at $200 per panel; price varies by number of solar panels, number of replacement parts needed, and roof pitch.
- The solar panels, racking, and roof attachments are uninstalled.
- The solar system components are stored neatly on your property.
- Once the repairs to the roof are completed, your reinstallation team returns to reinstall your solar system (including any upgrades or repairs).
- After the solar panels are reinstalled, your solar removal team will test and recommission your system to ensure it’s running perfectly.