Back in 1977, then high school student Dieter Folk first started working as a part-time roofer for his father’s company. That summer job turned into a career and eventually in 1991, Folk founded his own roofing company. By 1999, Folk was introduced to solar energy, and the company installed its very first system. Since then, Citadel Roofing and Solar has provided comprehensive roofing and solar equipment installation services for property owners up and down the state of California.
The roofing and solar professionals for Citadel Roofing and Solar include licensed and qualified individuals. The staff includes a licensed general building contractor, electrician, roofing expert, and insulation and acoustical professional. No Citadel projects are outsourced and all work is conducted by the in-house labor team from start to finish.
The Citadel Roofing and Solar clientele includes homeowners, commercial property owners, and even homebuilders. In addition to providing new build and solar installation services, Citadel Roofing and Solar provides routine maintenance and repairs on roofs and solar systems that need it.
Many solar installation companies will become certified dealers or installers for one or two solar manufacturing companies. Citadel Roofing and Solar has gone above and beyond to provide a wide range of equipment options to clients, including solar modules from Longi, LG, Q Cells, and REC Solar, solar inverters from Enphase, Fronius, SMA, and SolarEdge, and mounting equipment from Eaton, SnapNrack, Square D, and Quick Bolt.
The broad variety of solar panel brands that Citadel Roofing and Solar offers homeowners means the solar provider can tailor solutions and customize solar energy systems to fit nearly any roof, budget, and home energy needs.
Solar is an investment and while it can pay off throughout the lifetime of the system’s production, there are still hefty upfront costs to consider. Citadel Roofing and Solar understands that everyone has different budget restrictions, and as such, has partnered with a number of programs to offer the following financing options:
Lease and PPA
Interested parties in utilizing financing to have solar installed can rest assured that Citadel Roofing and Solar has partnered with SunRun, Sungage Financial, and Dividend to provide financing options. While many solar installation companies offer some sort of financing option, rarely does a company offer all available financing options.
Solar systems are designed to last 25+ years from the time of installation. Roofs do not last as long as solar systems. To combat this issue, Citadel Roofing and Solar offers a roof and solar package to interested parties. Many solar companies will offer basic repairs or limited replacements prior to installing a solar system, but Citadel Roofing and Solar has worked to maximize savings in the long run with this package.
Clients with roofs that have 10 years or less of life left can have it replaced. This ultimately eliminates the headache many solar customers experience when they have to pay to have the roof replaced and the system re-installed. Citadel Roofing and Solar has it set up so that the solar savings can ultimately offset the cost of the new roof.
Installing a battery backup system is the latest offering many solar installation companies are providing to clients. Citadel Roofing and Solar has offered this service for years and provides four different battery backup system options to clients (including storage solutions from Enphase, Generac, LG, and the Tesla Powerwall, one of the most popular and reliable solar energy storage options available), something not many solar installation companies can claim to do. With these battery backup systems, clients protect themselves against power outages due to inclement weather or other factors out of their control. Many clients also see a more reduced utility bill as the solar system itself offsets high time of use rates.
Although fewer than five verified Citadel Roofing and Solar reviews have been posted to Best Company, the solar provider has earned a number of positive reviews across various reputable review platforms, including Google. Additionally, Citadel Roofing and Solar appears to be active in responding to and addressing the issues highlighted in negative reviews, such as communication errors and problems reaching customer support.
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While it is beneficial to have so many equipment options for clients to choose from, it does make the warranty information a little hazy. Most equipment warranties are provided through the actual manufacturer. Industry standard equipment warranties are 25 years in length and cover the replacement or repair costs in qualified situations. Most solar installation companies disclose this information as it plays a role in consumers' purchasing decisions.
Because there are so many equipment offerings to choose from, Citadel Roofing and Solar has not disclosed specific warranty information as it pertains to the equipment itself. Clients will need to obtain that information when the design of the system has been presented.
Typically, a solar installation company will provide services within one state or several of the more populated cities within a particular state. Some solar companies have found ways to expand and service more clients by offering services in multiple states or regions across the country. Citadel Roofing and Solar has decided to remain a local operation, limiting access to the company’s services. Citadel Roofing and Solar services the following cities in California:
Citadel Roofing and Solar does not appear to hold a certification with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The NABCEP is a nationally recognized training and certification organization specializing in renewable energy, and represents the gold standard in solar technician education. While the absence of this industry certification should not disqualify Citadel Roofing and Solar from consideration, it may make the difference for California homeowners considering multiple solar providers in their area.