When it comes time to replace your home’s roof, it could also be the perfect time to add solar power. Solar power isn’t just good for the environment, it can also help you save on your electricity bill, and can even increase the value of your home. With integrated solar roofing, a system that consists of solar panels integrated with the roofing system, you can experience efficient solar that matches or even surpasses a traditional solar panel installation in San Marcos. With highly efficient photovoltaic panels in their integrated solar systems, the system can help you lower your electricity costs, and in time, the electricity cost savings can pay for the system and your new roof. Want to learn how else it can add value to your home? Check out a few more benefits listed below and find out!
Benefits of Integrated Solar Roofing
There are a number of qualities that make integrated solar roofing a valuable choice over traditional solar roofing.
Solar panels that lay directly on your roof are typically considered more aesthetically appealing than a rack system. Integrated panels follow the roof line and appear to be part of the roof system. There are no unsightly metal bars, bolts, or racks to be seen. With all-black panels that have a low profile, the system doesn’t stand out when seen from the ground, preserving your home’s curb appeal.
Traditional solar systems have racking systems that are installed by putting bolts through the roof. These penetrations in your roof can cause leaks if they aren’t sealed properly. An integrated system minimizes such exposures, which means less of a chance of roof damage and leaks.
Animals and birds like to build nests in solar-racking systems, as well. The lower profile of an integrated system prohibits animals from doing this. In addition, the flashing system around the panels helps to protect your roof deck from water and wind damage.
Since the solar panels are installed at the same time as your new roof, installation is efficiently handled by the same company. You don’t have to worry about hiring one contractor for your roof and one for the solar system. Also, the two systems are designed to fit perfectly together, meaning there’s less chance of gaps or leaks.
Long Lasting and Low Maintenance
One of the benefits of solar roofing technology that makes it so appealing to homeowners is its longevity and low maintenance. Most solar panels and other solar roof technology last for 25-30 years, which is longer than the typical asphalt shingle roof lifespan of 15-20 years.
Solar panels also require very little maintenance, simply needing to be cleaned of dirt and dust two to four times per year. Compared to asphalt shingle roofs, which require the removal of moss and algae, replacement of damaged shingles, and resealing, these quick washes are much easier and require significantly less work. (You might want to know the difference types of solar panels.)
When it comes down to it, solar roofing technology is environmentally friendly, economical, and, can increase the value of your home. Solar roofing is also long-lasting, customizable, and has plenty of potential to become more advanced and efficient. If you want to experience all the benefits that solar roofing has to offer, contact Guardian Roofs today and see what solar can do for you.