Solar Roofing Systems; The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

by Marcus Howling on November 3, 2014

The government is giving away a 30% tax credit to homeowners who install solar panels or Photovoltaic Systems. One requirement is the system has to capture energy from the sun and convert it into electricity. The problem up until now is that your only option was to place big, bulky unattractive panels on your roof. Why not go with a more slender design, save money, and have a positive impact on our environment?

The Bad Side Of Solar Roofing Systems

Believe it or not, most people would love to help. One of the reasons more people do not install solar panels is because of the cost associated with the installation. These solar panels could cost upwards of $40,000 to install. The panels themselves can be anywhere from $4,000-$12,000 a piece. Given this massive cost burden, you certainly understand why most homeowners cannot afford to make an impact.

The Ugly Side Of Solar Roofing Systems

Okay, this one is easy; everyone knows what the ugly side of solar panels is. The Design! The appearance of solar panels does not enhance the look of your house. The only thing worse than paying someone 75% on labor, equipment, tax, permitting, and fees is paying them for something that may cause your house to look worse.

Your Solar Roofing System Solution

The tax credits are not the only reason you should consider purchasing a solar system. The good news is that there are trendier more affordable options. You can choose to install solar shingles that replace your current roof. Yes, they lie flat on your roof and keep the natural look and design of typical shingles. Bonus, you receive the federal tax credit and they look amazing.

About Century Spouting

Century Spouting provides home improvements including but not limited to solar panel installation, roofing, siding, doors, decks, sunrooms, and gutter helmets. They are known for quality service and professional craftsmanship.


Click here for more information on the federal tax credits.

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