Solar Panel Removal and Reinstall: What to Know

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Solar Panel Removal and Reinstall: What to Know

Solar panel removal and reinstallation is the process of temporarily removing rooftop solar panels so that construction work or repairs can be completed. Freedom Solar Power offers this service through our trusted and reputable service department, which completes hundreds of these projects every year throughout Texas, Colorado, Florida, Virginia and North Carolina. 

Can Solar Panels Be Removed and Reinstalled?

Yes! Solar panel removal and reinstallation is often necessitated by an aging roof, remodel or weather damage.

Can I Remove My Own Solar Panels?

We do not recommend removing and reinstalling your solar panels yourself, as it can be a tricky process without the proper tools or know-how. Attempting a DIY solar panel removal and reinstall may even void your warranties and contracts.

How Does Removing and Reinstallation of Solar Panels Work?

During this process, we remove the conduit, panels and racking. Our service technicians safely and professionally detach these elements prior to the roof repair or replacement. Once you’ve completed the roof work, the Freedom Solar Power team will reinstall these elements and turn the system back on, ensuring your system is performing as it was prior to removal. 

What Factors Should I Consider When Planning a Solar Panel Removal and Reinstall?

There are many key details to consider before you choose a company to remove and reinstall your solar panels. Here are the most important factors.


If you are a Freedom Solar Power customer, your workmanship warranty requires that your panels only be handled by an authorized SunPower dealer, or else your warranty will be voided. For customers who have had their solar systems installed by other installers and/or have another brand of panels besides SunPower, what we refer to as third-party customers, we work on all systems and provide these customers with the same quality workmanship and customer service. 

Cost to Remove Solar Panels and Reinstall

Whether paying for these services through an insurance claim or out-of-pocket Freedom Solar Power will walk you through all of your options.


It’s crucial to hire a company that has the right experience and knowledge for the job. Only solar companies know the true value and correct way of handling each component of a solar system. 

Be wary of scams! A roofer or contractor may claim that they can remove and reinstall your solar panels, but there are a few problems with this offer. First, this will void your warranty. Solar components are costly, and if an unauthorized, inexperienced team were to break something, the customer would be responsible for the damage. Second, the contractor does not usually have a skilled electrician or journeyman who can ensure that the job is done properly and that your solar system will function as intended. Third, their lack of expertise could potentially create electrical hazards resulting in costly repairs or a risk of fire.

How Do I Find an Experienced Team to Complete My Solar Panel Removal and Reinstallation?

The process of choosing a company to complete a removal and reinstallation on a residential or commercial solar system is the same as choosing your installer: you should make sure that the solar company has a good reputation and proven experience. 

In addition to possessing the right expertise for this type of project, our team at Freedom Solar Power also understands the importance of getting your system reinstalled and producing energy as quickly as possible. We work carefully and efficiently on the solar panel reinstallation to ensure that you miss as little production time as possible. 

With Freedom Solar Power, you will receive a dedicated Service Coordinator who will walk you through every step of the process. We have an experienced solar team meaning you’ll never have to worry whether or not your project is being handled correctly. Every customer receives the same high-quality experience.

Solar Panel Removal and Reinstall With Freedom Solar

Do you have a roof with solar panels that needs repair? Our team at Freedom Solar Power will service any solar panel system and we will coordinate with your roof contractor to make sure the process is as smooth and seamless as possible. 

Want more information? Ready to submit a request to receive service on your system and protect your investment? Before work begins on your home or business, visit our service department page and submit a request to be contacted by one of our experts. 

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