Solar Panel Removal: Uninstall & Reinstall

What is the Process?


The Sun Service Team will remove your system from the roof in one day.


With your solar system removed, any roof maintenance or repairs can be done.


Solar System reinstall occurs approximately 2 weeks after roof repair completion.


You may be wondering why a solar servicing company would be willing to talk about solar panel removal, but the reality is that there are many situations that could arise in which you need to uninstall (then reinstall) your solar panels. There are so many parts that make up a home, and occasionally they need to be serviced, cleaned, replaced, refurbished, etc., and your roof is no exception. Just as you may eventually need to remove your kitchen cabinets, you may need to remove your solar panel system. We’re here to help!


There are several reasons you may need a solar panel removal and reinstallation service. Let’s talk about a few of them:

Your Roof Needs to be Replaced

Unfortunately, there’s no getting around this – if your roof needs to be replaced, your solar panels need to come off of it. Because roofers are not trained in solar panel removal, this is where a professional solar service provider like Sun Service Specialists comes in handy! Our team of experienced solar technicians can efficiently complete both the solar panel removal and the reinstallation once your roof is finished.

Your Solar Panels Need to be Serviced

Though solar panels are extremely sturdy pieces of equipment, there’s always the possibility that they need to be serviced in some way. Solar panel removal is an important part of the servicing process, as you want to make sure you are properly handling the equipment to ensure its safety. If you’re discovering that your solar system hasn’t been operating at peak efficiency and have tried troubleshooting, it may be time to call a professional to service the panels. External factors like wildlife and weathering can cause damage to panels over time, so you want to make sure they remain working properly!


In most cases, the team at Sun Service Specialists is able to remove the existing solar panel system in one day with the reinstall slated to occur approximately 2 weeks after roof repairs have been completed. Because not having panels on the roof means you aren’t able to produce electricity, it’s our priority to complete the removal and reinstallation process as quickly as possible, but we want to be sure to do so without damaging your new roof!


The system components like panels, optimizers, microinverters, wiring, etc. will be reused, but to maintain the integrity of the new roof’s warranty, we will use new racking components which come with a manufacturer’s warranty. The cost of new racking is roughly the same, as it can take a lot of time to try and salvage existing racking components. We treat each removal and reinstallation with the utmost care and attention to detail to ensure no further damage comes to the equipment and you can rest assured that your system will be back on your roof and harnessing energy in no time!


Long story short – yes, it is possible to complete the solar panel removal process by yourself. However, we do not recommend this. On top of potentially damaging your roof and/or panels, you void your warranty by trying to service or remove your panels yourself. If you’re willing to take on this daunting task, that’s up to you, but we recommend hiring professionals for this process.


Serving the Carolinas since 2020, Sun Service Specialists sought to fill a gap in the solar market. Providing a variety of services to maintain and care for existing solar systems, our dedicated team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring that solar panel systems remain operating at peak efficiency so you can make the most of your solar savings. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a service appointment!

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Service Manager Joel Robinson was superb. He helped troubleshoot a system his company didn’t actually install, even talking with the manufacturer over the phone on a three-way call with me for well over an hour. When he sent out teams to help, they were led by a young guy named Austin who was not only extremely personable, but knowledgeable and exceptionally helpful. I am so glad I found these guys and cannot recommend them enough. You won’t be disappointed — I wasn’t.

Kevin K.

I really appreciate this team for helping troubleshoot and repair an optimizer that had burned out on one of my panels. They were on time, knowledgeable, patient and professional with communication and proper expectations. I thought it was going to be a pricey fix and was worried about that, but to my surprise it was next to nothing because the product was under warranty. They handled all the communication with the manufacturer to get the replacement part. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs service on your solar system, they can do a wide variety of things related to it.

John S.

A few months ago I had a EV charger installation done by a Sun Service tech (Renu at the time). Overall it was a very good experience. The technician was polite, seemed very competent, and answered all my questions. The charger is working flawlessly. He also tidied up the work site afterwards and left it cleaner than it was when he got there. Highly recommend!

Jason G.

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Charlotte, NC 28217

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