Alexandrin Boulanger Roof Panel August 31st, 2018 - 18:23:24
Structurally insulated roof panels allow builders to create an energy-efficient housing envelope that panders to the demand for green buildings in the market today. Insulated panels can offer superior energy efficiency as compared to the regular stick-frame constructions. And with the increasing concern over climate change and expensive energy alternatives builders are becoming wise to the appeal of using this material in their work. Insulated roof panels are made from foam insulation which is packed in between two sheets of either board or plywood. Fiber cement panels also may be used.
These solar roof panels and shingles are designed to take the place of regular shingles on your home providing a waterproof covering for your home and generating electricity at the same time. Solar roof panels are the easiest to install. These units come in either four foot by eight foot or four foot by four foot sections. Some of these are designed to be installed right over the existing roof eliminating the need to remove the old roof first. Some manufacturers have simplified the installation process by designing the panels with a plug and play system. The panel to panel electrical connections for these systems are tool free needing only to be connected to each other with handy plugs.
People are paying $10000 or more for a hybrid of a similar model with better performance. There is a wow factor associated with solar roof. They say that for each dollar you put into landscaping you get two back on the sale price of a home. I argue that a solar roof system has the same ability to bring you a return. Aside from being able to command a higher price you will have people living up to buy. This can be very nice in a soft housing market when other homes are staying on the market for months at a time. The solar panels will increase the number of interested buyers and lookers thus creating more interest and eventually leading to a sale.
One of the first things you should consider is placement. Where will the solar roof panel receive the most amount of sunlight? Facing the panels south is the best choice for optimum energy. Never face them to the north. You should make sure that you check with your local building department before you install the panels. Some areas require you to have a special building permit. Make sure you tilt the solar roof panel in relation to the latitude in which you live. There is a rule of thumb to follow for efficiency. 0-15 degrees latitude: 15 degree tilt 15-25 degrees latitude: tilt degree = same as latitude degree 25-40 degrees latitude: tilt degree = latitude degree + 5 degrees 40+ degrees latitude: tilt degree = latitude degree + 20 degrees