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Many homeowners are interested in eco-friendly building practices and energy efficiency these days. Using solar energy is a great option for this. Solar panels and shingles are currently very popular options and are available in the technology era that allows homes to move from conventional energy sources to solar power.
Differences Between Solar Shingles and Solar Panels
Solar panels are the flat, black surfaces that may be seen on many rooftops and in open fields today. However, solar shingles use the same technology but are more aesthetically pleasing due to their streamlined design. Installing solar shingles is similar to laying asphalt shingles because of their similar shape.
Solar panels and solar shingles both increase the value of a home. Both can be used to qualify for solar energy incentives, which are becoming more common around the country. Work with a reputable local solar contractor. They should be able to provide you with details on any applicable state or local rebates that could reduce the final price tag of installing solar panels.
How Much Does it Cost for Installment and Maintenance?
Solar roof shingles are typically more expensive than solar panels. However, this might vary depending on the power your home needs. However, the market is changing in a way that benefits consumers, and more manufacturers are dropping the price of solar shingles to an affordable level.
Solar shingles typically aren't as efficient as solar panels, so they can produce less electricity and save you less money on your energy bills. Solar shingles have a design life of 25 to 30 years and require maintenance equivalent to solar panels. A lot of products also have 25-year guarantees.
Adjusting to a renewable energy source is great, regardless of whether you use solar panels or shingles. While the initial investment may be high, the long-term cost savings more than compensate. And, of course, it's always a good idea to go for less damaging options for the environment.
At Appletree Insurance, we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. We make sure to go the extra mile to help you with your needs. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (603) 881-9900 or Click Here to request a free quote. Topics and coverage discussed in this article are not guaranteed, consult with your agents to determine what your policy does and does not cover. We are more than happy to help!
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