From Construction Company to Solar Company
Before providing solar solutions, Sunpro Solar was originally founded as a construction company, Marc Jones Construction, in 2005. With over 20 years experience in residential construction, founder and CEO Marc Jones saw a need for reliable and honest contractors. After learning about how solar energy could bring savings and value to homeowners, Sunpro Solar was born. From 2008, Sunpro Solar has built its approach on providing superior customer service. In our experience, customers value communication and simplified offerings over nitty-gritty details and technical specifications. And that’s the experience we bring to each client.
Yes, we do roofs!
Our Roofing Company Buildpro Knows Best:
Sunpro Solar’s roofing company, Buildpro, installs quality, affordable roofing. We work together to ensure that your roof stays secure, and your warranty stays pristine. Buildpro Roofing uses only trusted and high-performing shingle brands such as Owens Corning, CertainTeed, and IKO.
One of the most well-known shingle brands around, Owens Corning produces high-quality shingles. We use their TruDefinition Duration shingles, which provide both dimension and dramatic color to roofs. In addition, they also come with SureNail technology, which enhances the grip of our Tru-Bond sealant. This provides exceptional wind resistance of 130-MPH winds.
Owens Corning shingles also come with the following roofing warranty:
- Lifetime warranty
- Requires “Total Protection Roofing System”
- 50 year Trudgeon Protection Coverage
- 130 mph wind resistance
- 15 year wind length
- 10 year algae resistance length
- Warranty covers other roofing components
- Lifetime workmanship
With both reliability and lots of selection, CertainTeed has developed a great reputation amongst roofers. Their shingles are both attractive, and highly durable, offering the heaviest weight and largest color array in their class. They offer wind warranties for both 110-MPH winds and 130-MPH winds.
CertainTeed Landmark Shingles have the following roofing warranty:
- Lifetime limited transferable warranty against manufacturing defects on residential applications
- 10-year StreakFighter algae-resistance warranty
- 15-year 110mph wind-resistance warranty
- Wind warranty upgrade to 130mph available. CertainTeed starter and CertainTeed hip and ridge required.
Known for their durability, IKO’s shingles are a great addition to any roof. We use their Cambridge line of shingles, which offers a huge selection of colors to suit any home, as well as great impact-resistance. They offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty, as well as wind warranties for both 110-MPH, and 130-MPH.
IKO Cambridge shingles come with the following warranty:
- Limited Lifetime warranty
- Iron Clad Protection
- 110-MPH Limited Wind Warranty
- 130-MPH Limited High Wind Warranty Upgrade. High Wind Application required.
- Blue-green Algae Resistant
Buildpro also installs and replaces metal roofing. Metal roofing, though more expensive, is very cost-effective in the long run. Not only do metal roofs have an average 60 year lifespan (nearly 3 times longer than a shingle roof), it is very simple to install solar panels on them. Metal roofing is an excellent choice for those who want to go solar.
Roofing experience means better solar panel installations.
Deciding to get solar panels is an exciting moment. But if you install them on an older roof, the excitement might wear off quickly. A roof that is close to the end of its lifetime, or already damaged, is not ideal for solar panels. When it comes to choosing your solar company, you want to pick one that has the experience and knowledge that comes from roofing. Getting a new roof and solar panels at the same time means you can save a ton on your new roof! Ask your Sunpro Solar energy specialist on how you can save on your roof replacement and solar combo.
A solar company with roofing experience will:
- Know best roofing installation practices for solar panels.
- Be able to spot red flags during the site inspection.
- Be able to answer any questions regarding the impact of solar panels on roofs.
- Install your solar panel system without roof penetration to prevent leaks.
- Be able to quickly address any issues that may come up with the roof during installation of the solar panels.
- Ensure that your roof warranty remains secure.
A solar company that does not have any roofing experience will not only be unlikely to address any of the above, but may even cause further damage to your roof. They may install solar panels on your roof, but that may cause it to leak. Or rather than giving you a list of reliable roofing companies, they may simply suggest the cheapest options available. But as with most things, ‘cheaper’ does not mean ‘better’. Especially when it comes to your roof.
They may simply suggest the cheapest options available, or even install the solar panels on your old roof that will eventually begin to leak. But as with most things, ‘cheaper’ does not mean ‘better’. Especially when it comes to your roof.Free Roof Quote
Asphalt Shingle Roof with Solar Panels
Shingle roofs are very common on residences, and also common with solar panels. Roof replacement typically takes 1-3 days, though it can vary depending on the home’s size. A well-installed and maintained shingle roof lasts 20-25 years.
Shingle roofs can be perfectly paired with solar panels. If the roof is fairly new (just a few years old), or you replace your roof with the intention of installing solar panels, your roof should last you throughout the lifetime of your new solar panels.
Metal Roofing with Solar Panels
As with shingles, metal roofing can take a few days to replace. However, because metal roofs have an average 60 year lifespan, you should only need to do this once or twice. Some metal roofs have lasted over 100 years, making them an ideal long-term choice.
Metal roofs are excellent for solar panels. They are highly durable, and will likely last longer than the panels themselves. Especially if the metal roof is newly installed. And since a metal roof helps you be energy efficient by reflecting heat and cold, it’s a fantastic match!
Flat Roof with Solar Panels
Installing solar panels on a flat roof should cause no more issues than any other solar installation- as long as it’s done correctly. Panel removal should also not be an issue. A flat roof lifespan is typically 20-30 years.
While more typical on commercial buildings, flat roofs can be perfect for solar energy. Your solar installers can point the solar panels any direction they need to for maximum sunlight exposure. You can also install panels that follow the sun for even higher energy capture. This is usually not possible for sloped roofs.
Roofing and Solar Insurance Claims
Our solar panels can withstand winds up to 130 MPH or more, as well as golf-ball sized hail storms. However, Sunpro Solar and Buildpro Roofing are always available to help you with your insurance claims should severe weather hit. We can help you get a new roof replacement. We can also assist you with the removal and reinstallation of your solar panels. In no time at all, your solar panels will be up and running, and you’ll be saving again.
Sunpro Solar is here to answer any questions you may have about roofing for solar panels. Simply contact our expert consultants, and they’ll be happy to help you.