Solar Electric Roofing Can Be Integrated Into Your Existing Roof
Did you ever wonder what would happen when you need to reroof after installing all of those photovoltaic panels? It would likely cost you more than $100 per panel to remove and re-install your photo-voltaic panels each time you reroof. What if you had to termite tent your home? Who would take responsibility for the damages?
Solar Roofing by Certainteed resolves all these issues. At United Roofing, we believe that this roofing-integrated crystalline photovoltaic system will revolutionize the residential photo-voltaic market. The solar roofing system can be retrofitted into existing asphalt shingle roofs or installed with your new shingle roof. United Roofing is taking the lead in this product line.
United Roofing is a five-star certified shingle installer by Certainteed, the nation’s largest shingle roofing manufacturer. What this means to you is that we can use our installation expertise partnered with an established company (100 years in business) to provide you with the peace of mind and quality you deserve for your roof and solar electric needs. We can consult with you to see if this system is a good match to your home’s design and your goals.
Here are just a few of the benefits of this system:
Warranty. You will have a seven-year workmanship warranty for the entire system, along with a 20-year workmanship warranty for defects on installed asphalt shingles. The photovoltaic panels have a 25-year warranty and are integrated with inverters of differing capacities depending on the system sizing.
Appearance. The finished roof will be much more attractive as the solar panels are flush-mounted directly to your roof sheathing. This will result in a sleek and seamless look eliminating the need for racks and mounts.
Quality and Durability.
The solar roofing product has a Class A fire rating, a 110 mph wind warranty, is durable and resistant to wind uplift and is UL1703 approved. Although not recommended for safety reasons, these panels are walkable. This will minimize the chance of damage if you ever termite tent your home.
Tax Credits. The Certainteed Apollo Solar Roofing system qualifies for both the state and federal tax credits.
Cost. When you reroof, you will not have to remove the solar shingles. The shingles surrounding the solar roofing can be reroofed or repaired as needed. This integrated system has a self-sealing membrane as well as a complete flashing system to ensure a watertight roof. This system can be installed into an existing shingle roof, thus eliminating the need to prematurely reroof a home to install a photovoltaic system.
The solar roof system is competitively priced with current photovoltaic systems.
At United Roofing we pride ourselves in being able to suggest other green products such as solar attic fans (we are currently offering a free solar fan with a reroof). We can also discuss Energy Star and heat-reflective products such as Platinum shingles, elastomeric coating systems for flatter roofs and metal roofing systems. We have trained installers who are experienced to install any type of roofing style that you desire.
Although the solar roofing system cannot be installed on flat roofs (4/12 pitch required), many homes on Oahu are ideal for this system, as most asphalt shingle roofs last only 15 to 20 years. Although United Roofing covers the entire island, neighborhoods such as Mililani, Waikele, Kapolei, Ewa Beach, Aiea and Pearl City, just to name a few, are ideal for this roofing system. If you are a homeowner who wants to maintain the curb appeal of your home, this system may be worth looking into.
Another benefit is that this system requires only one penetration in your roof sheathing. Have you counted how many lag bolts or flash mounts it takes to rack an average photovoltaic system? Who will fix a leak near the lag bolt? Your roofer or your solar contractor? This system eliminates this issue, as we will be installing your entire system.
For a free estimate, call United Roofing at 428-7947. We would be glad to meet with you to discuss the possibility of installing a roof-integrated solar roofing system.