Solar Panel Roofing in Ottawa
Solar panel roofing is the ultimate investment to save you money on electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint by using more renewable energy, and not relying as much on coal and nuclear power. If you live in a home that sits in the sun most of the day, then you have a home that would be perfect for a solar roof. Solar panels have been harnessing the power of the sun to generate electricity for decades, but until about 10-20 years ago, their cost and efficiency has limited their use to large commercial buildings and dedicated solar arrays. Now, homeowners can supplement their electricity consumption, and save on their electrical bills. With smart power usage, solar panels can even generate enough electricity to effectively reduce your electical bill to $0! The best part is that this investment that will continuously put money back in your pocket costs the same as a new car.
Benefits Of A Solar Roof
A solar roof provides many benefits for homeowners including:
- Monthly energy savings
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Smarter energy consumption habits
- Reduced summer heating of the home from the sun
- Less power consumption for air conditioners
- Increased market value of your home
- Leveraging clean energy incentive programs
Solar Panels vs. Solar Shingles
If you think solar panels will look bulky and unsightly on your roof, there is another solution available. Solar shingles can provide the same benefits that homeowners receive from solar panels. From a distance, these shingles appear as a dark, smooth finish on your roof and look great! They provide the same power generating capabilities as solar panels and don’t require metal rails to be installed on your roof to support solar panels. The process for installing solar shingles isn’t much different than installing traditional asphalt shingles and they don’t require a building permit for installation. Whether you want a roofing system that will provide the benefits of solar panels with the aesthetic of a traditional roofing system, or would rather have regular solar panels installed on your roof in Ottawa, LG Pro Roofing Systems is here to make it happen! Contact us today to discuss your project and make your home more environmentally friendly!
Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Panel Roofing
What should I know before installing solar roof panels?
There are a number of things that you should consider before having solar roof panels installed on your home.
- Whether your roof needs repairs.
- The shape and size of your roof.
- The direction your roof faces.
- The amount of weight your roofing system can support.
- How water will drain off the solar panels and roof.
- The possibility of extreme weather events.
- How the solar panels will connect to the power grid.
If you are considering having solar panels installed on your roof, then contact LG Pro Roofing Systems for a consultation! We will go over all of these points to determine whether a solar roof is right for you.
What is the lifespan of a rooftop solar panel?
The average lifespan of a solar panel is approximately 25 years. However, this does not mean that the solar panel will stop producing electricity after this lifespan. Beyond that point, solar panels will still produce electricity, but the energy production may decrease more and more over time.
Can a house run on solar power alone?
It is possible to run a house entirely on solar power, but the home will have to be in an ideal location with lots of sunlight, have a large amount of roof space for solar panels, and power consumption habits will need to be monitored to ensure you always have power. We recommend using solar roof panels to supplement the power you receive from the grid to reduce your monthly electricity bills.
Do solar panels void my roof warranty?
This can be a tricky question to answer and will depend on the roofing system used in the home. Some manufacturers have terms that void their warranty when solar panels are installed while others do not. To avoid the possibility of losing the warranty on your roof, have LG Pro Roofing Systems install a roofing system and solar panels together. We ensure that all of our work meets the specific warranty requirements of the manufacturers we work with. If you are unsure about the warranty of your roof, then contact LG Pro Roofing Systems for information.
Do solar panels need maintenance?
Rooftop solar panels need very little in the way of maintenance since there are no moving parts in the system. We recommend having a technician perform light maintenance once per year to ensure the solar panels are generating power as they should, replace any faulty components, and give the panels a good cleaning to keep them in full working order.