Researchers may have discovered an unintended benefit of solar panels. According to a 2011 study by students at the University of California at San Diego, solar panels can reduce the heating and cooling loads on your HVAC system by keeping your residential roofing system shielded from the sun’s heat.
A blistering roofing system is a sign of trouble. Asphalt shingles are prone to blistering when they are exposed to extreme heat from the sun and the attic underneath is not ventilated well enough to dissipate some of this heat. When minute amounts of water trapped between the granule layer and the mat evaporate, they produce bubbles underneath the surface that eventually turn into visible blisters.
With today’s rising fuel prices, solar roofing is easily one of the best investments you will ever make. Perhaps the question we most often are asked about it is how does it work? In this blog, roofing company Spicer Bros Construction, Inc. explains everything you need to know about solar roofing.
Preparing for your roofing project starts with requesting estimates from different contractors. While the initial bids you receive will be ballpark estimates, they can still give you a good idea of how much time and money you’ll need to invest in the project. To ensure there are no misunderstandings, you’ll need to scrutinize every quote you get.