Solar panels are becoming common amongst homeowners, who see the tremendous benefits that they can bring. And as solar technology becomes increasingly cheaper and more available, more and more people are taking advantage of it. With solar panels, you can save an average of $84 per month on your electricity bill, and in some cases, make enough power to sell energy back.
But before you run off to the nearest solar-panel seller, you should first consider your own roof. Roof repair or roof replacement can also save you a great amount of money in the long run, with roofs made of metal able to save homeowners up to 30% on their energy bills.
They’re also low-maintenance and good for both homes and commercial roofing.
Metal is one of the more durable roofing materials, able to withstand most elements for periods of up to 30 years. They also help drive down heating and cooling costs by reflecting the sun’s rays, which is how they can save so much money.
Combining a metal roof with solar panels is a great way to reduce, or even remove, energy bills from your home entirely. Most general contractors for roofing will have metal options for you to take advantage of. And solar panel options are getting cheaper and more common amongst many contracting companies.
It also helps that, with the coming of a new home battery system, the benefits of a solar panel system for your home can be more long-term. If your home produces more energy than it needs, it can store it to utilize later.
This greatly increases the viability of completely solar-powered homes and makes them a smart investment for the future.
The combination of solar panels, metal roofing, and a home battery system will mean that your house could potentially go completely off the electrical grid and either store its own energy or sell it to others.
If you have any question about getting started with metal roofing, getting a roof replacement, or installing solar panels, feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to help.