Solar Panels on a Metal Roof in Orange County, CA

Metal roofs and solar roof systems
The potential for solar roof systems in Orange County has become increasingly apparent over the past few years. In 2016, California was declared the highest solar power generating state.

On March 5th, 2018, Solar power hit a record high by providing 50% of California citizen’s electrical needs. At times we push our electricity through to other states due to our abundance and risk of overcapacity. Solar panels on a metal roof in Orange County, CA will thrive due to our consistent source of sunshine and roof space. 

There is a persistent myth among some roofers that you can’t install solar panels on a metal roof. Lacking experience in solar roof system installation on metal roofs is no excuse to keep homeowners or commercial properties without their own share of the solar power benefits in California. To keep it simple, yes you can have a solar roof system on your metal roof. Contact us to learn about all the benefits or to request an estimate. 

Metal Roofs have an incredibly long lifespan

Solar panels have made it a long way since they were first introduced. Solar panel systems in California may last up to 30 years or more. The problem is your roof may already be in a state of decay or may be in need of replacement within the next few years. It could result in an unnecessary expense if your solar panels outlast your roof. On the other hand, if you have a metal roof, the life expectancy of that material is 80 years plus! Just another reason why solar panels on a metal roof in Orange County is a smart choice.

Orange County cost-benefit of solar panels on a metal roof

If your goal is to save money, then having a metal roof and solar panels can keep the home extra cool on those hot summer days. A metal roof does not hold on to heat like other roofing materials and reflects the sunlight quite effectively to increase the coolness of your home. Now imagine amplifying that effect. Solar panels will cover a certain span area on your roof, eliminating sunlight exposure. This will keep the house even cooler, reducing the need to use the air conditioner or other electrical appliances to survive the heat. If you are interested in solar system installation in Orange County CA, a metal roof installation, or both, let us know! We encourage you to contact our company Cira Energy, part of the California Western Roofing Systems family. We’ve been installing solar roof systems for decades on metal roofs and other traditional home roofs and commercial properties. Call to speak with a solar roofing experts at 800-766-8000