It seems like no matter where you go, people are talking about “PV” or “solar energy,” and for good reason.

More and more Hawaii homes and businesses are looking into solar installations to help fight rising energy costs. The number of homes and businesses installing solar panels has been on an enormous upswing over the past few years for both residential and commercial properties statewide, and even worldwide. Why not? In today’s solar energy boom, homeowners are experiencing great deals alongside state and federal tax credits. These are definitely things to be excited about.


Before installing a solar panel array, it is important to assess the condition of the existing roof the panels are going to be mounted to. By ensuring the integrity of the existing roofing system, you will avoid future problems such as leakage, repair or the need to remove panels to re-roof.

Certain types of roofs, such as tile and wood shingle or shake roofs, can present challenges like cracked tiles or loose shingles to the solar contractor. By having your roof inspected and getting the necessary repairs done prior to solar installation, you can ensure that your roof is in proper condition for solar and less likely to cause problems.


Your existing roof’s warranty is another important factor to consider. Knowing the warranty of an existing roof is vital when deciding to go solar. If the warranty will expire soon or a homeowner has experienced persistent leakage, it is a good idea to install a new roof before making the investment in solar. Removing solar equipment to make repairs to a damaged roof can be quite costly. Therefore, it is important to know your warranty: what it covers and when it expires. With this information, you will be able to make the right decision concerning your home and roof.


After the new roof, energy efficient coating or roof repair is in place, you are ready for solar. Surface Shield Roofing offers all-inone solar roofing combo packages. Having a licensed roofer install the panels on your new roof is a sure way to prevent leaks caused by improper solar penetrations.

The company is a one-stop shop for all your roofing and solar needs. Surface Shield covers you from top to bottom with the longest labor and material warranties in the business. Its professionals will walk you through the roofing and solar purchasing process so you fully understand where your hard-earned money is going.

Surface Shield takes the utmost pride in providing the Hawaiian Islands with unparalleled service and piece of mind.

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