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Are Solar Shingles Worth It?


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Solar energy can be one of the best decisions you can make for your home. Similar to other types of investments that you make for your home, there are a lot of things to consider before making your final decision. The following are a few of the things you should consider when deciding if solar shingles are the right investment for you. 

What Are Solar Shingles?

Solar shingles are an alternative to solar panels as they blend more effortlessly with your existing roof. The solar panels are built into the shingles themselves instead of being their own independent layer. Solar shingles are designed to protect your home like a traditional asphalt shingle while generating power for the home. Solar power allows you to use the sun’s energy to produce electricity for your home. 

Utility Costs

One of the most notable things that solar power is known for is the change in monthly utility bills. In New York, the cost of electricity is 21.18 cents per Kilowatt hour. Because homeowners in New York have moderately high electricity bills compared to other parts of the country, you could benefit from installing solar shingles in your home. When compared to traditional utility bills, the amount of money that you save in the long run will outweigh the initial investment. 

The Seamless Look

You might be interested in solar energy but not a fan of big, bulky solar panels on your roof. Solar shingles are the perfect solution for this problem, as the thin, flat shingle lies flat against the current roof. This alternative provides an effortless blend that adds to the aesthetic appeal of your home. 

The Weight of Solar Shingles

Solar shingles are typically made from a material that allows them to be thin and flexible. For this reason, they are ideal for roofs that are sensitive to heavy weight. Solar shingles are about the same size as traditional asphalt shingles. 

Solar Shingles Installation

It is hard to come by a company that installs solar shingles. Michael C. Graham and Son will begin by analyzing your energy needs based on the size of your home. Then we will check the condition of your roof to ensure that there are no repairs needed before the installation of the solar shingles. Your solar shingle installation can vary in price depending on the required power output and how many shingles will need to be placed. A complete installation can be completed in 7 days. 

Let Our Central New York Experts Help

At Michael C Graham & Son Construction, we provide immaculate solar shingles that enhance your home. We remain committed to providing quality roofing services for customers across central New York. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and our family is here to help you with all of your roofing needs. If you are interested in seeing how we can help you in your transition to solar power, reach out to our team today to schedule a consultation and discuss the financial options available to help with your roofing project.

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