At Action 1 Roofing, we’ve seen the demand for solar roofing explode in recent years. To accommodate our customers that ask for this, we’ve found local roofing companies that have experience specifically working with solar roofing. Their expertise has provided our customers with the roofing they want for a fair and affordable price. If this is the type of roof you’re considering, the first step is learning more about your options. The information we’ve shared below can help you make sense out of what you can choose from.
Types of Solar Panel Roofing Systems
Solar Panel Shingles
Solar shingles are made with similar technology like solar panels yet they are designed to be integrated into your existing roof. This offers homeowners and business owners an alternative to traditional solar panels, which can be bulky and heavy. Solar shingles have a low profile and sit evenly with the other materials on the roof to create a seamless look.
Solar Panel Tiles
Newer advancements have made solar roof tiles that are designed to look similar to traditional asphalt shingles while still absorbing the sun’s energy for use in the home. These are used in place of traditional roofing material and make up the entire surface of your roof. One of the only downsides to solar tiles is that they can be difficult to find.
If you want to maximize the energy your roof can absorb from the sun, then solar panels are a good choice. The first type of solar panel is polycrystalline, which has a rectangular shape and is made with silicon being melted into a mold. The second type of solar panel is monocrystalline, which is made of pure silicon and has higher energy efficiency of the two options.
Solar Panel Roofing Cost
Cost is one of the considerations that is most important when investing in this type of roof. While the investment is worth it, you’ll still pay more money out of pocket to purchase it. In general, you can expect to spend anywhere from $21 to $25 per square foot for solar shingles to be installed. Solar panels can be more affordable, as most cost around $11,000 to $14,000 to be installed on an average-sized home.
At Action 1 Roofing, we know it’s important to stay on budget. That’s why we recommend doing a cost analysis before having any type of roofing installed. Fortunately, when you meet with your roofer, they can give you accurate pricing so you can budget with that information in mind.
Benefits of Solar Panel Roofs
The biggest benefit of solar panels or shingles is the fact that they become a renewable source of energy right on top of your home.
Although solar roofing does require a larger investment, it can pay for itself over time. Each year, you’ll notice energy savings as your energy bill goes lower and lower.
In most situations, solar panel roofs only require cleaning to keep them efficient and running smoothly. This is affordable and can keep your panels in good shape for years to come.
Many states offer energy credits and other tax credits that can help put money back in your pocket after paying for this investment.
If you plan on selling in the future, buyers are more likely to buy if you have a solar panel roof. This can help you sell more easily and for more money so you recoup the cost of the installation.
Hire an Expert Team for Solar Panel Roofing
Action 1 Roofing knows the importance of having an experienced and hard-working roofer install your solar panels. That’s why we only work with a handful of contractors in the area, each of who we trust to do a good job for our customers. From the first inspection to the installation, we’ll be there to make sure the process goes smoothly. Our local teams can help you with any type of solar panel roofing system.
After we discuss what your needs for solar roofing are, we contact our roofing partners to set up an inspection. By seeing your roof in-person, they’ll be able to identify any problem areas and whether or not your roof is a good candidate for solar panels. We make sure the inspection is done before any roofing work begins so you have a fair and accurate estimate.
Our roofer will explain any repairs that are necessary to restore your roof and get it back in good shape. For some, this means several repairs that are necessary to prevent additional damage. For others, this may be a couple of minor updates that can prevent damage from occurring in the first place. Your roofer will provide an estimate before work begins.
Replacement and Re-Roof
Our team at Action 1 Roofing is here to answer your questions about roof replacements and re-roofing projects. Our priority is to restore the integrity of your roof and help you get the solar panels that are necessary to start generating electricity.