When tackling a new home or commercial roofing project, it is important to understand your options. There are many factors that should be taken into consideration when deciding upon a roof - style, functionality, durability, and more.
A solar roof is a safe and reliable roofing option for your upcoming project. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest benefits of solar roofing:
When consumers think about a solar roof, environmental perks are often at the top of their minds—and for good reason.
While solar energy is a renewable form of energy, fossil fuels used in traditional roofing options are not. Solar roofing decreases greenhouse gas emissions by generating electricity with solar power instead of fossil fuels.
Here’s a quick list of the environmental benefits of a solar roof:
These attributes can be beneficial for both you and your community.
Interested in learning how to have a solar roof AND build a net-zero house with solar? Learn more here.
While environmental benefits may be the first things that come to mind when thinking about solar roofing, the financial benefits should not be overlooked.
Here’s the biggest takeaway when it comes to understanding the financial benefits of a solar roof:
Installing a solar roof will allow you to shave money off your electric bill; the amount of money you can save is dependent upon your house, how much sunlight hits your solar roof, and which incentives your area offers for carbon footprint reduction.
A solar roof offers substantial benefits to your home. Sometimes, customers are hesitant to look into solar roofing options because of myths they’ve heard in the past.
“My roof doesn’t get enough sunlight.”
You might be surprised at how much sunlight you need to make a difference. To do a quick check of your solar savings potential, check out Google’s Project Sunlight.
“There’s no point unless I cover my whole roof.”
Some people shy away from a solar roof because they don’t want the full roof covered and don’t see a benefit of partial coverage. But that’s just not the case.
“I don’t plan on living here forever.”
Solar panels are designed to be a long-term investment. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be shorter term benefits. Your return on investment for a solar roof relies on a variety of factors, including size of the system, electricity costs, sun hours, and local, state, and federal incentives available.
“I can save the same as my neighbor.”
While this statement could possibly be true, it’s important to remember that each solar roof is different and custom-designed to your needs. Your house may get more sunlight than your neighbor because of the orientation of your roof.
If you’re not sure whether or not a solar roof is right for you, let us know. We will connect you to someone who can guide you through the process of determining a good fit for you and your home.
Advocate Roofing only partners with the best solutions providers, in order to take your solar roof project to the next level. We partner with Vivint Solar in Illinois, and are currently looking for exceptional partners in the rest of our service areas.
Vivint Solar was founded in 2011, and provides homeowners with simple and affordable clean energy. The company aims to make the process of going solar as easy and hassle-free as possible; they supply the solar panels and take care of all installation and maintenance for little to no upfront cost.