Posted on: 15 February 2019
In the past, adding renewable energy typically meant installing things like unsightly solar panels and equipment. Today, the options have changed and the renewable energy systems you add to your roof replacement can be inconspicuous and attractive. Here are some roofing choices to consider adding renewable energy in an attractive way when you replace your roof.
1. Recessed Solar Water Heater on The Roof of Your Home
One of the options that you will want to consider if you do not want to invest in conventional solar panels is water heaters. These are solar collectors that are used to heat water and usually installed on roofs, to make a solar water heater less conspicuous, have it recessed inside the roof when replacing your roof to make it less noticeable and your renewable energy systems more attractive. There are many ways to recess these collectors in your roof.
2. Solar Shingles and Tiles That Help Produce Electricity for Your Home
Another improvement that you may want to consider for your roof replacement are solar roofing materials. These can be in the form of shingles, tiles and other roofing materials that have the panels integrated into them. The great thing about solar roofing is that the panels are integrated into the roof materials, so you do not have to have unsightly panels and racking equipment installed on the roof of your home.
3. Light Colored Materials to Give Your Home a Cool Roofing System
Another type of improvement to consider for your roof replacement is a cool roofing system. This is a type of roofing system that uses lighter colored materials to reflect the heat from the sun and reduce thermal transfer. Light-colored roofing materials are an effective solution to reduce energy loss and your monthly utility bills.
4. Rain Collection Solutions to Add During Your Roof Replacement Project
Another great improvement to consider when replacing your roof is rain collection. This can easily be done with a few improvements to the gutters of your home and rain barrels. In addition to the gutter improvement, you will also want to choose materials that are better for rain collection when replacing your roof, such as metal or modern synthetic materials.
These are some of the choices of roofing materials to help add renewable energy to your home. Contact a roofing contractor, such as at Liberty Exteriors LLC, and talk to them about some of these options when you want to add renewable energy to your roof replacement.Share