Four BIG Reasons to Switch to Solar Roofing
With energy costs continually increasing, switching to alternative power sources like solar energy is more sensible than ever!
As a roofing company that specializes in solar roofing, we’ve seen at least four reasons why you should switch to solar roofing:
- You Enjoy Significant Energy Savings: A solar roof works by charging a high-capacity battery — your home’s primary energy source. Your home only switches back to the electrical grid when the battery needs to charge. If your average daily consumption is significantly less than the battery’s full capacity, you can even sell your excess power back to your provider.
- Your Property Value Increases: Some homeowners hesitate to have solar tiles installed on their residential roofing because of the perceived loss in curb appeal. While the aesthetic of solar panels is not for everyone, the energy savings still boosts your home’s overall value. The National Appraisal Journal states that for every dollar saved in annual utility bills through solar energy systems, your home’s value increases by approximately $20.
- You Become Eligible for Tax Credits or Rebates: In addition to savings on energy costs, you can be eligible for up to a 30% federal tax credit if your home uses a solar-based energy source, resulting in even further savings. Certain states and counties also offer rebates to incentivize homeowners and businesses to invest in solar energy. In fact, it is entirely possible for your solar roof to pay for itself in less than a year.
- It Makes Your Home Greener: Power from the grid is generated using fossil fuels. Not only is it a finite energy source, but it also fluctuates depending on the market. Solar power, on the other hand, is a clean and sustainable energy source and with a minimal carbon footprint. If you’re looking into getting a LEED certification for your home, having a solar energy source is the right way to go. And the best part is, it makes your home virtually blackout-proof.