Photovoltaic is a booming industry in Hawaii and is a great solution if you are looking to limit your future utility costs while helping Hawaii become a leader in energy independence.
Cool Roof Hawaii works with over a dozen PV contractors throughout the Hawaiian Islands. We have an excellent working relationship with many of Hawaii’s top photovoltaic installers to help insure you have peace of mind when it comes to installing a new roof to facilitate a photovoltaic installation.
1) Assessing Your Existing Roof:
Before installing a Photovoltaic system, it is important to answer some important questions regarding your existing roof:
• What is your existing roof’s condition?
• How old is your existing roof?
• How much life does your roof have?
• Does the life of my roof match the life of my PV arrays?
• How much will it cost to un-install and then re-install panels in the future, if a new roof is needed before the life of my panels are up?
2) Selecting A New Roof:
Photovoltaic panels typically last 25 years. It is very important to have a good roofing system in place to last as long as your PV panels. You do not want to get stuck with the cost of having to pull up panels in order to fix a leak, because of a failing roof system. Cool Roof Hawaii will always give you options on roof systems to help accommodate your style and budget, while recommending roof systems to last as long as your PV.
Cool Roof Hawaii offers many solutions for your roofing need’s to help facilitate PV installation:
3) Picking The Right Roofing Contractor:
Make sure you select a roofer who has experience waterproofing PV penetrations. This is the number one cause of roof leaks when installing PV. Cool Roof Hawaii has waterproofed thousands of residential and commercial PV penetrations and has yet to experience problems with leaks! We are also one of the only roofing contractors in Hawaii that will maintain your roof warranty after PV is installed. This is because of our great relationship with PV contractors! We work hand in hand with the PV installer to insure:
• Correct and on time scheduling
• Proper waterproofing procedures
• Communication with the PV installer on the all the projects specifications
• Communication with the homeowner to keep them informed of happenings on the project and to help alleviate pressure to the homeowner.