The beginning of this new century revealed an increasingly obvious ecological trend in most areas. Developed strongly in the automotive industry in recent years, this trend slowly but surely encompasses the construction industry. One of the parts of a building that brings the most results, if adapted to this trend, is the roof.
For some time now, a modern type of roofing began to attract the attention of home owners and developers alike, due to its double purpose: protection and production of green energy: the solar roof.
Starting from their original purpose (use on satellites orbiting the Earth), photovoltaic panels have been available to construction specialists for several decades, but solar shingles are somewhat newer. They were first used in 2011, in Colorado, meanwhile becoming more and more widespread.
A highly regarded solar contractor Denver CO businesses have recommended affirm that solar shingles serve as substitutes for traditional shingles, in addition to serving the practical purpose of converting the sun’s rays into electric, ecological energy. They have similar efficiency to photovoltaic panels, but their aesthetics is superior, as they are installed exactly the same as ordinary shingles, the final result being more aesthetically appealing than the one created by photovoltaic panels.
Another reason to consider solar roofing shingles is the favorable quality-price ratio. Solar shingles are expensive, but over their lifetime, they will bring a significant ROI.