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The Top Ecological and Economic Benefits of Solar Panels

May 23, 2020

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By the end of 2018, Americans had installed enough solar panels to power 12.3 million homes. This also amounts to 1.3 percent of the country’s total energy consumption.  There seems to be no end in sight for solar panels. In fact, “solar photovoltaic installer” is the fastest-growing job in the country. More and more Americans are choosing to harness solar power by installing panels on their homes. Solar panels can have a major impact on your pocketbook and your carbon ...Read more >

Roof Repairs and Replacements With Solar Panels

May 23, 2020

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All roofs have a lifespan. They need routine repair and careful maintenance just like every other part of our homes.  But when you add solar panels atop your roof, how does that affect your roof? What do roofing repairs and renovations look like when you’ve installed solar panels to cut down on your carbon emissions? There’s a bit of preparation that needs to happen before you hire a roofer to come over and work on the eaves. Here’s what you ...Read more >

How Solar Panels Can Make Your Roof Last Longer

May 18, 2020

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Whether you’re hoping to decrease your home’s carbon footprint or take advantage of a federal solar tax credit, there’s never been a better time to consider installing solar panels on the roof of your home. Using solar panels and clean energy can cut your home’s carbon emissions by an amount that would equal burning 5,000 pounds of coal every year. And the sun’s energy is free! Solar panels not only reduce the carbon footprint, but many homeowners see a dramatic ...Read more >

Buyer’s Guide to the Best Roof Shingles

April 3, 2020

Your roof is what keeps you protected. It provides you with peace of mind, knowing that you and your family are safe from rain, snow, hail, wind, heat, and cold. When it comes to choosing a roofing material, it’s critical that you select one that can withstand weather elements and has a long lifespan. Because asphalt shingles can do both and are inexpensive, easy to install, and widely available, they’ve become the most popular roofing material in the United States. ...Read more >

How Long Does a Shingle Roof Last?

March 27, 2020

If you’ve been wanting to know how long a shingle roof lasts, the answer depends on your type of shingle. So, how long does a shingle roof last? Check out the following: 15-30 years for asphalt shingles 20-50 years for composite shingles 30 years for modified rubber shingles 30-40 years for wood shingles 50 years for clay tiles 50 years for concrete tiles 50 years for metal roofs 60+ years for copper roofs Types of Shingles The roof over your ...Read more >

How to Identify Hail Damage on Your Roof

March 20, 2020

Your roof is what keeps you safe and dry from the elements. However, your roof can easily become damaged in severe weather conditions, including hail storms. Identifying this damage isn’t always easy and often goes unnoticed until it’s too late. Learning the key signs of hail damage on asphalt shingles can help you fix the problem before it gets worse. Take a look at the top three signs of hail damage to shingles. Missing Granules Granules can become loose and ...Read more >

Estimating Roof Age: Signs You Need a New Roof

March 13, 2020

Pinpointing roof age can be tricky. Every roof ages differently and at a different pace, depending on the shingle material and installation. The easiest and most definitive way to figure out roof age is by determining the last time the roof was replaced, which may mean contacting the previous homeowner or roof manufacturer. However, there are other ways to determine that your roof is getting old and in need of some repairs. Recognizing the signs below will help you determine ...Read more >

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