[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s crazy to think that in 2017, people who are already planning to reroof their homes aren’t innately including a solar energy plan at the same time. It’s like buying brand new rims for your car and leaving on the old, bald tires. If you are already considering solar roofing but just aren’t sure about adding solar at this time purely because of expense, you need to contact PacificSky Solar. It’s just too easy to tackle both at once and costs are at an all-time low….in fact, given the tax credits and rebates available for going solar, adding solar can actually make the overall project cheaper than not adding solar.
Are There Restrictions to What Roof I Install?
No. As long as you have enough space and exposure to the sun, solar panels can be installed on any type of roof. While most companies only install on standard roofs, PacificSky Solar is known in the industry for being able to install on all types of roofs. PacificSky Solar competitors actually have PacificSky Solar install their more complicated installations. Also, solar panels will actually reduce some of the weather wear-and-tear on the parts of the roof they cover.
You may have heard of solar shingles as a new option for solar roofing, but in reality it’s not a new technology. Solar shingles have been in development for over 15 years, and the ones that do function are not as reliable, not nearly as efficient as the panels, and in some cases are not in production anymore. In both the short term and long term it is more cost effective to use panels with your new solar roof right now. Solar shingles do not have a great track record and the new Tesla roof (which doesn’t have a working prototype) could run into the same issues as all of the others.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Roof Types
Composition Shingles: This is the most popular style of roof. Solar panels are attached to rails that are bolted into the roof rafters.
Tar and Gravel: Typically this type of roof is seen on flat roofs like modern ranch style homes have. These roofs usually don’t require drilling into the structure at all. Rather, concrete blocks stabilize the panels.
Wooden Shake or Tiles: These are typically the most expensive to install on because these shingles are so fragile in comparison. It’s a more time intensive install.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What Else Do Installers Consider When Providing a Quote?
PacificSky Solar considers the angle of the roof and the direction that the roof faces. It’s always best to face south for the most exposure to sunlight. These factors will determine what kind of installations are possible, but each roof is unique.
You can receive state and federal tax credits for installing a new roof. The federal government will allow a 30% deduction of your solar power system from your federal taxes through an ITC (investment tax credit).
You don’t want to be in a situation where you spend all sorts of money on a gorgeous new roof without knowing more about solar and how to benefit your family and home with going solar. Contact PacificSky Solar today for an informative call with an expert about solar roofing. Hassle free!