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Pros and Cons of Solar on the Roof – My Denver Roofers

Pros and Cons of Solar on the Roof – My Denver Roofers

Are you ready to invest in clean energy to power your home in 2018? If this is on your list of resolutions, look no further than My Denver Roofers and solar energy options. Lucky for Colorado’s homeowners, our state’s 300 days of sunshine make home a perfect place to take advantage of the energy savings solar has to offer. But there are a few things all homeowners should know when considering adding solar power to their energy portfolio.

There is a growing list of positive effects when it comes to using solar power in Colorado homes, including energy credits often offered to solar users by state and local governments, a reduction in electric and gas utility bills, and the peace of mind that your impact on the environment could shrink dramatically the longer you utilize the power of sunlight.

But, solar energy is still a step investment up front, due to a stagnation in technological innovation and a plateau in demand. Solar power has had it’s moment, and is now a peripheral option yet again for many homeowners. Another downside to solar energy is the installation process, as the timeline can often change due to weather and it’s intensive nature makes labor costs increase significantly, relative to other common roofing services like repair, installation, maintenance, and replacement. If you choose the wrong time to install solar, you’re essentially increasing your costs and pushing your return on investment down, as your investment’s break-even point moves further and further into the future.

Colorado homeowners who decide to invest in solar energy should also consider how their home interacts with and lies on the land. The slope and orientation of your roof is essential in guaranteeing your solar panels take in the maximum amount of sunlight each day and create more energy for you over time (and more efficiently!). Of course, sunlight is most prevalent on southern and western-facing surfaces, while a 45 degree angle is often the perfect pitch for a solar panel to take in as much solar warmth and energy as possible. Our roofing experts can tell you whether your home is a good candidate for a solar energy investment; just schedule a consultation call with us or ask one of our experienced roofing technicians during your next scheduled maintenance appointment.

If you’re ready to add clean energy like solar in 2018, contact the experts at My Denver Roofing today. We’ll help you start the new year on the right foot with Mother Nature.

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