You’ve most likely seen solar panels on top of roofing systems. These days, they are a fairly common sight as more homeowners are switching to renewable sources of energy. What’s not so common, however, are solar shingles. These are shingles that generate electricity from sunlight. Known as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs), these solar roofing systems eliminate the need for your roofer to install separate panels altogether.
The Olneya Restoration Group discusses how they’d benefit you.
How They Work
Solar shingles work the same way as regular solar energy systems work, only without the panels. In fact, they use the same materials, such as wires, photosensitive and waterproof protection from outdoor elements, and a material that generates electric current in the sunlight.
Why They’re for You
From a distance, solar shingles look like ordinary ones. You’ll gain the benefits of renewable energy without having to sacrifice the overall aesthetics of your home’s exterior. Aside from being a source of energy, some solar shingles can even convert electricity to heat, which is timely considering the cold season is nearly here.
A More Affordable Alternative
Solar shingles and regular solar panels operate the same way. The difference is that solar shingles have two functions: They generate electricity, and they act as the roof itself. This means that having your trusted roofing company install them will prove to be less expensive in the long run.
The installation of solar shingles in your home is like hitting two birds with one stone. You get a roof to last through the ages while also having a renewable energy source to lessen your electric consumption.
The Olneya Restoration Group offers tangible roofing services and solutions for all your roofing woes. We are the best friend that your home deserves. Our service area includes cities, such as St. Louis, MO, and Port St. Lucie, FL. Call us today at (314) 266-3095 or (772) 212-0117 to get started with a free inspection.