Solar Roofing - The Future of Roofing
Homeowners that want a clean power that offsets their utility costs have a choice beside the large solar panels commonly connected with this kind of energy. Roofing technology has not missed the renewable energy industry. Instead of panels, there is a different type of product that does not look out of place on any style of home because it is in the roofing. This is well thought out to be unnoticeable to fit in any neighborhood.
Types of Solar Roofing
An example of the different types of Tesla solar roofing includes:
• Textured: These have a shingle appearance that compares with architectural shingles so they can fit a modest or fancier home and not be out of place.
• Smooth: This shingle system has the appearance of asphalt shingles from a distance other than being on the roof.
• Tuscan: Has the appearance of slate tiles that may be found on a Mediterranean or European house.
• Slate: These are a single system that has the appearance of stone.
Each of these helps provide the energy to the home and at the same time comes in a type that can fit any home style or neighborhood. However, they are not a regular type of shingle.
How is Solar Roofing Different
Roofng, in this case, is a system that can turn the sunlight into energy better known as electricity. This is because the system has an integrated battery that collects energy during the daylight hours and stores it. This is a power that can be used anytime. This gives the homeowner a way to become the utility supplier.
The durability of this kind of roof is a warranty for the lifetime of the home. This is due to the glass tiles containing the technology to harness power being long-lasting. Roofing shingles of other types have much less of a lifespan. Asphalt shingles including architectural roof shingles have a 20 to 30-year lifespan until they will require replacing. Slate tiles have about an 80-year lifespan unless weather events or other event causes damage.
Solar roofing can have a tax advantage, which is under the Federal investment tax credit (ITC). This deduction can cover about 30 percent of the cost of installing the power system. The costs can differ on every house and this means the deduction will be different for homeowners. Roofing like Tesla will pay for itself over time and while traditional shingles will require replacing this is a lifetime warranty. Each time the shingles are replaced not only will the cost of materials rise, but also the installation labor costs.
Then there is the fact the homeowner is supplying the electricity and that will mean a reduced utility cost. Solar can provide power day or night since it has a storage system built-in and with a system the size of the roofline, the power is there to run the entire house.
Installing a system of this type may seem overwhelming but it does not need too since companies that deal in this kind of system can provide all of the information to make an informed decision. Once the decision is made and it is installed the benefits will quickly become apparent with the savings, tax deductions and not having to worry about ever replacing the shingles again.