Can You Temporarily Remove Solar Panels?

Posted By on Feb 4, 2019 |


Solar panels are mostly placed on top of the roof of a home or building so that they can get as much sunlight as they can throughout the day. If you have a lot of space in your backyard, you can also have a structure built there for the very purpose of placing the solar panels there. However, there are times when some property owners would wonder if they can temporarily remove solar panels. The short answer to that – yes. And when you do need to remove solar panels, make sure you reach out to your solar contractor.

There are a variety of situations that call for temporary solar panel removal. For instance, if there’s a huge storm warning in your area and you’re pretty sure that the panels might be in danger, then it’s best to remove them for now. If you’re planning to repaint or replace your roof, then the solar panels must be removed during that process. When there’s a tree located close to the structure of your home and you need to cut down some of its branches, there could be a risk of damaging the panels so it’s better to remove them temporarily. The list goes on and on.

It is important to call your solar contractor in case you have to remove solar panels temporarily. For one, making these major moves could void the warranty of your solar panel installation. In addition, solar panels are quite expensive. The materials used to build them are very pricey too. You don’t want them to get damaged especially if there’s a way to avoid the damage anyway.

Furthermore, the solar contractor is knowledgeable, equipped, and experienced in proper re-installation of the solar panels when you’re ready to use them again. They can do maintenance checks while they’re at it. The solar panel system should be just as efficient as when they were brand new once it’s been re-installed by the professionals.

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