Solar Shingles, the Modern Era of Roofing

Posted on Monday, 13th April 2015

Solar Shingles, the Modern Era of Roofing

As time rolls on, technology continues to astound, surprise, and alleviate the difficulties of the human condition. Usually, advances in the medical field, explorations in space, and creative novelties in chemistry are given the most attention. Indeed, practical inventions like Solar Shingles live in the shadow of these popular fields of technology. But this doesn’t need to be the case. It’s more likely that a technological discovery in a field like roofing will actually affect the life of common individuals. The discovery of an extra solar planet two billion light years away is probably irrelevant to your life and journey. But an innovative technology like solar shingles could save you money, and contribute to the longevity of our planet for future generations.

Solar Shingles 101

At first the term solar shingles might strike you as some sort of deleterious blemish in our solar system’s sun. But solar shingles, also known as photovoltaic shingles, are a cleverly designed shingle system that appear to be ordinary, but is in fact extraordinary. Solar shingles capture the natural energy from the sun, and transform it into electricity. Solar shingles come in a variety of designs, including selective solar shingling, which involves only a few solar shingles amongst an entire roof of ordinary shingles. Contrastingly, semi rigid designs evenly disperse silicon solar cells across the entire roof in order to maximize energy transfusion.

Saving in the Long Run

Due to the fact that solar shingles are a ground breaking technology, they tend to be pricey. But the initial cost will eventually pay for itself, saving you thousands in the long run. First, solar energy will reduce your monthly energy bill drastically. Secondly, the installation of an alternative energy source entitles homeowners to a generous tax credit from the IRS. Gryphon Roofing is proud to bring our customers into the modern age, save them money, and contribute to the perseveration of the planet.

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