It is very unlikely that the cost of energy is going to get cheaper any time in the near future. In fact, it is more likely for energy costs to increase year after year as history tells us.
That is why many homeowners have decided to look for alternative sources of power in order to cut back their energy consumption, and ultimately, lower their monthly bills. From this rising trend in alternative energy sources, solar power has received a lot more attention.
Mostly, it has had a major impact on the solar roofing markets and in ‘roofing cost’ (which is also known as ‘prix toiture’ in the French language), which is why they have gained so much popularity over the past decade.
Also known as photovoltaic roofing systems, there are two primary options to choose from on the market today: solar panels and photovoltaic shingles. Continue reading to learn some helpful facts about both.
Solar panels for roofs have been around for decades. Today, solar panels are a popular form of solar roofing and solar power but require a heftier initial investment and a little more maintenance.
They are very large panels that can be mounted directly over an existing roof or installed somewhere nearby if a roof is mostly shaded all day. A homeowner can choose to have one or two panels to provide energy for certain utilities or more to power all the appliances and more in the home.