You may have heard of the acquisition and investment into solar roofs by Tesla and wondered what’s going on in the roofing industry. Solar shingles are the newest innovation in energy efficiency in Colorado.
In Colorado, the weather can be hectic. This can cause the utility bill to rise and drop based on the needs of your home – including the chance of using the heater in the summer or the air conditioner in the winter! Regardless of when you’re using what, your electricity bill will show the use and take a bite out of your savings. Maybe you’re looking for ways to reduce the cost of your utility bill and heard all the normal things – make sure the electricity is off when you leave a room, take faster showers, turning off the television, but these can only help keep that bill down by so much.
So what options are there? In the Spring of 2018, Tesla had announced investing into solar roofing – a business useful for everyone. Residents of Colorado get additional benefits of solar roofing from living in the Centennial State. Colorado is one of the sunniest states in the United States, with around 300 days of sunshine through even the wintertime. That’s a lot of solar energy that can be used to power your home, and many people have already taken advantage of it. Since 2016, over 50,000 homes and businesses in Colorado have switched to solar.
One complaint about solar is how it affects the roof. They’re too big and bulky, they destroy the aesthetic of the home, but Solar shingles install and act like normal roof shingles with the benefit of gathering the sun– so they can withstand anything Colorado weather can throw at them. This means the aesthetic of your roof is preserved, and you can still gather that sunlight hitting your roof.
Yes, it is ecofriendly to use solar, but did you know you can get more energy by installing solar shingles than buying from the utility company? It’s true, since having electricity run from the utility company to you means power is lost along the way – power you aren’t using but getting charged for anyway. With solar shingles, the wire is taken out of the equation and is sent right to your devices from the battery storage inside your house. The bonus is if Colorado does happen to go through a few days of clouds, or maybe that random blackout with no explained cause happens, that very same battery storage is ready to use with backup power. You may never find your home without electricity.
Maybe by this point you’re thinking to yourself “but solar is so expensive!” This is becoming more and more untrue every day. In Colorado, the prices for solar have fallen to over half the original cost in the past five years. Once your solar roof is installed, you can save on your utility bills each month. And if you’re generating extra energy with your solar shingles, you can sell the excess to the utility companies and save even more on your utility bill. So, don’t worry about the cost of your solar roof, it will pay for itself.
There are other monetary benefits to solar shingles as well –the value of your home. Once you get your solar shingles installed, the equity on your home will rise should you decide to sell. There are also several rebates and incentives Colorado homeowners with solar qualify for – including a state sales tax waiver or a Federal 30% Tax Credit. Or maybe you’re wondering why it’s a good idea to go solar if you don’t use that much electricity and your utility bill has remained rather low. Well, the above is still true. Solar shingles will still add benefits to your home. Utility bills are raising for everyone, so installing a solar system will give long-term savings no matter how much you’re paying right now.
Solar shingles require little to no maintenance, staying quiet as they work and lacking any moving parts that can break. On the off chance a piece of hail does shatter a shingle, or your solar system does go down, Team Construction and Roofing offers a 12-year parts warranty and 25-year protection warranty on your solar roof.
Want a solar roof? Team Construction and Roofing is one of the only places serving the Denver metro area who can help – and for a reasonable price. Pre-order your solar roofing system from Team Construction today, and mention “Team Construction” as your reference in the message to receive $250 credit off your new solar roof. There’s no reason to deal with your increasing utility prices, contact Team Construction today.
Team Construction and Roofing now offers solar shingles to the Denver Metro region. Or if you are looking for a complete solar roof, call Team Construction today for a free inspection and estimate.
Pre-order your solar roof system today and mention “Team Construction” as your reference in the message section and receive a $250 credit on your solar roof.