Have you seen it? Driving around your neighborhood and you notice something looks different about that newest solar system installation. It takes a minute, but then you realize the panels are not 6 inches off the roof like every other house but appear to be part of the roof itself. Your eyes are not deceiving you; this is comp and frame.
A comp and frame solar installation is exactly what it sounds like. The concrete tiles are removed as part installation process and replaced with composition materials instead of new paper and the old concrete tiles. The area exactly matches the size of the appropriately designed solar system of your house. As composite materials are minimal in size, the solar rack mounts can sit much lower on the roof. This gives the appears they are actually part of the roof. The remaining concrete tiles are cut to ensure clean fit around the panels.
Looks great, any other benefits?
A streamlined looking roof and solar installation is only the start. The real benefits are seen long term as a comp roof has a long life span that a traditional concrete and paper roof. The materials are simply projected to last longer.
Why Choose Palomar?
Historically, homeowners would have to call a roofing contractor for quotes and then spend more time calling a separate solar company. This creates double the work for the homeowner and often the roofer would void their warranties after the solar was installed. We want to prevent future finger pointing between roofing contractors and reduce frustration for homeowners. Our goal is to give you peace of mind that if something happens in the future you only make one phone call. Additionally, being able to do the roofing in house also allows us to control the scheduling of jobs, ensuring a better overall installation experience.
While we don’t require homeowners to use Palomar for their roofing needs before solar is installed, there are some compelling reasons to do so.
- 40 combined experience providing services in Southern California
- We carry the appropriate insurance. Because other solar installers use subcontractors, they have the minimal amount of insurance and likely omit works compensation. If you chose a roofer without the proper insurance, any accident that occurs on the job becomes the liability of the homeowner, you.
- Our crews show up in professional trucks, with the appropriate equipment.
- You want an established company that will be around to honor the warranty of the products being installed.
- Reputable work simply costs more. The investment of a roof on your home is not where you want to cut corners and go cheap.
While other local solar company offer roofing services, Palomar has dedicated in-house crews and never use subcontractors. Homeowners receive the peace-of-mind knowing one company is responsible for everything on your roof. This removes the “blame game” if an issue should arise.