What You Must Know About Solar Roof Shingles

Posted on October 28th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Solar shingles are an innovative way to capture the sun’s energy and harness it. By harnessing the sun’s energy, homeowners can heat and power their homes and reduce their dependency on municipally generated electricity. By making a small, initial investment, they can reap benefits as well as can increase their home’s overall resale value.

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The Benefits of Solar Shingles
There are many benefits of using solar shingles according to the professionals at Applied Roofing. Unlike their predecessors that stood apart from the roof or wall, shingles lay flat and blend in naturally with the others on the roof. Because they blend in natural with the other shingles, they are more likely to be acceptable to housing authorities and neighborhood homeowner associations and groups.

Introduced in 2005, the cost of solar shingles has gradually dropped, making them more affordable than ever before. Even though they are still considered a small investment, the amount of money saved over their years of use will eventually allow the homeowner to recover their cost.

Easy Installation
State and federal tax credits are available for homeowners who choose to install solar shingles. Even local governments are offering incentives for homeowners who had energy efficient features to their homes. Many states are adding new incentives each year as more and more energy efficient options become available to the public.

Drawbacks
In the past, the major drawback for solar shingles and panels was its cost. Since becoming available over a decade ago, the initial cost of the shingles has dropped considerably. The cost has become affordable: however, the main problem now is its availability. Solar powered shingles are becoming popular, but can only be found in certain areas of the country. The professionals at Applied Roofing will be able to discuss their availability in your area. So hurry, give us a call at 714-632-8418.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


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