California Solar maintenance

Keeping your solar panels in top condition

Solar Panel Maintenance in California

Home solar panel systems are a big investment, but routine maintenance and proper upkeep can make or break your purchase. Without consistent servicing, your solar panels lifetime will drastically be shortened, and your return on investment won’t be nearly as high. Opting for schedule cleanings and expert check-ups can help extend the life of your solar panels for many years to come.

We know how important your solar system is to you. That’s why you should trust the California experts, Citadel Roofing and Solar, to handle all your solar, roof, and servicing needs. 

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Benefits of Solar Maintenance

Like all things, your solar panel system needs to see a consistent level of maintenance for optimal results. Some of the benefits of solar panel system maintenance includes:

Extended Panel Life

On average your solar panel system should last between 25 and 30 years, making the hefty price tag worth the cost. However, improper maintenance and laziness when it comes to servicing can cut that timeline in half. Professional solar servicing is crucial in ensuring that your solar panels last their full life span, with minimal headaches and issues. The longer the life of your solar panels, the more money you can save on traditional utilities. 


Professional servicing may sound expensive for something that could be done DIY-style. But, solar panels are delicate and finicky structures that can be seriously damaged when handled by someone without proper training. Not to mention, choosing DIY maintenance over a professional team can be potentially dangerous, risking life threatening and costly injuries if done incorrectly. Save yourself from the potential costly damage and leave the maintenance to an experienced team. 

Optimized Performance

Solar panels function their best when they are being properly taken care of. Aside from increasing their lifespan and saving them from preventable damage, routine servicing optimizes solar panels for maximum energy conversion. Ensuring the panel itself is clear from dust and debris allows for more of the sun’s rays to pass through, and thus more electricity throughout the day. This is especially important if you live in an area with forest fires and/or poor air quality. 


Peace of Mind

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your solar energy system is is good working order. With a well functioning system you’ll produce green energy, save money, and be develop energy independence. If you worried that your system installation isn’t working right, give us call. Even if we didn’t install your system, our team of experts will be happy to help you and your family. Give Citadel Roofing and Solar a call today!

What Does Solar Maintenance Include?

Solar panel maintenance includes regular check ups and servicing to ensure that everything with your panels is running smoothly. This can include addressing any energy generation issues you may be experiencing, for example lower energy output than normal. Clearing the panel from dirt and dust that has settled, especially in areas where there is dust in the air from poor air quality, wind storms, or forest fires. And fixing any element that may have worn down or needs replacing, this can be from daily wear and tear, breakage after a storm, or any other malfunction, most of which are covered under warranty. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about solar maintenance? Here’s some common questions you might have. Have more? Contact the solar experts at Citadel today!

Yes, solar panels can break. This can happen due to normal wear and tear or violent storms. However, when properly serviced, solar panels can last between 25 and 30 years without any major issues. 

Yes, solar panels require routine maintenance in order to continue running effectively. For better results, opt for a professional maintenance team to handle your solar panels instead of trying to do it yourself.

Yes, your solar panels should be cleaned regularly for optimal performance and lengthened lifespans, especially in areas with high amounts of soot and dirt in the air, wind storms, or forest fires.

In California, your solar panels should be cleaned between two (biannually) and four (quarterly) times a year. This can be done DIY-style or by a professional. But, at least once a year, a professional should deep clean your solar panel system.

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Solar Maintenance & Solar Repair Services

A solar energy system from Citadel Roofing & Solar can help you live life your way. When you join the millions of " homeowners already saving big with solar, you benefit in four important ways:


  • Diagnosis of the problem
  • Solar panel repair and replacement
  • Inverter repair and replacement
  • Electrical repairs
  • Assistance with solar panel and inverter warranty claims


  • Equipment upgrades
  • Solar energy system expansions
  • Energy storage system additions
  • Critter guards


  • System performance analysis, should you suspect an issue
  • Household energy consumption monitoring
  • Change of ownership inspections
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