What are Solar Shingles?
Solar shingles, also known as photovoltaic (PV) shingles, are roofing materials that are designed to look like traditional shingles but have the added benefit of producing electricity. Solar shingles are made of a thin layer of solar cells, which are connected together to create an array that can generate electricity.
Solar shingles are a popular option for homeowners who want to generate their own electricity but do not want to install traditional solar panels. Solar shingles are less obtrusive and more aesthetically pleasing than traditional solar panels, as they blend seamlessly into the roofline and do not require a large array of panels to generate electricity.
Installing solar shingles is a straightforward process that combines traditional roofing techniques with solar technology. The first step involves assessing the roof’s condition and ensuring it is structurally sound to support the weight of the shingles. Next, any existing roofing material is removed, and a waterproof membrane is installed to protect the roof from moisture. Afterward, the solar shingles are carefully placed and secured onto the roof using specialized mounting brackets and fasteners.
The shingles are interconnected to form a seamless array, allowing for efficient energy generation. Electrical wiring is then routed through the roof to connect the solar shingles to an inverter, which converts the direct current (DC) produced by the shingles into usable alternating current (AC) electricity.
Finally, the system is connected to the electrical grid or a battery storage system, enabling homeowners to harness clean and renewable energy from the sun. It is essential to consult with a professional installer to ensure proper installation and optimal performance of the solar shingle system.
At Coale Roofing, our Houston solar installers are committed to helping our customers explore all available options for their roofing needs, including solar shingles. Here are some of the ways we can help you install solar shingles:
If your roof is past its useful life, we can help you choose the right replacement material and install it to the highest standards.
Assessment of your roof
We will assess the condition of your roof to determine if it is suitable for solar shingle installation. Our team will also assess your energy needs to determine the size of the solar shingle system required to meet your needs.
Design and installation
Once we have determined that solar shingles are a viable option for your roof, we will design a system that meets your energy needs and blends seamlessly with your existing roof. Our team of experienced roofing professionals will install the solar shingles using the latest techniques and high-quality materials.
Once the solar shingles are installed, our team will connect them to the electrical grid or to a battery storage system. We will also install any necessary electrical equipment, such as inverters and monitoring systems, to ensure that your solar shingle system is functioning properly.
We offer ongoing maintenance services to ensure that your solar shingles are functioning properly and to address any issues that may arise. Our team can perform regular inspections, cleanings, and repairs as needed to ensure that your solar shingles are performing at peak efficiency.
By working with Coale Roofing to install solar shingles, you can reduce your energy costs and make a positive impact on the environment.
We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality roofing services and exceptional customer service, and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your solar shingle system meets your specific needs and exceeds your expectations. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about scheduling solar installation in Houston.