With today’s increasing energy costs, switching to alternative power sources like solar energy is the sensible choice. As a roofing company that specializes in solar roofing, Spicer Bros. Construction discusses the wide-ranging advantages of investing in solar energy for your roof in today’s post.
You Enjoy Significant Energy Savings: The most obvious benefit of installing a solar roof is the energy savings. A solar roof works by charging a high-capacity battery, which immediately becomes your home’s primary energy source. Your home only switches back to the grid when the battery needs to charge. If your average daily consumption is significantly less than the battery’s full capacity, you can even sell your excess power back to your provider.
Your Property Value Increases: Some homeowners hesitate to have solar panels installed on their residential roofing because of the perceived loss in curb appeal. While the aesthetic of solar panels is not for everyone, the energy savings still boost your home’s overall value. The National Appraisal Journal states that for every dollar saved in annual utility bills through solar energy systems, your home’s value increases by approximately $20.
You Become Eligible for Tax Credits or Rebates: In addition to savings on energy costs, you can be eligible for up to a 30% federal tax credit if your home uses a solar-based energy source, resulting in even further savings. Certain states and counties also offer rebates to incentivize homeowners and businesses to invest in solar energy; in fact, it is entirely possible for your solar roof to pay for itself in less than a year.
It Makes Your Home Greener: Power from the grid is generated using fossil fuels. Not only is it a finite energy source; it also fluctuates depending on the market. Solar power, on the other hand, is a clean and sustainable energy source and with a minimal carbon footprint. If you’re looking into getting a LEED certification for your home, having a solar energy source is the right way to go. And the best part is, it makes your home virtually blackout-proof.
Learn more about our residential roofing services by calling Spicer Bros. Construction today at (410) 546-1190. We serve many areas in and near Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, DE, and Salisbury, MD