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If you’re looking for ways to go green, solar roofing may be for you. As more homeowners are looking for ways to integrate solar panels into their home, they’re option for solar roofs. Solar roofs are costly but can make up for the cost over time. Not many roofers around the country do solar roofing just, yet but that may change in the coming years as consumers demand it.

How Does Solar Roofing Work

When you find a solar roofing solution, solar panels are installed on your roof. You still have regular roof, but it’s designed and installed in a way to work in tandem with solar panels specifically designed for the roof installation. Once installed, the solar panels capture sunlight and converts it to electricity.

From there, an inverter takes that electricity and makes it usable in your home. Not all homes are wired for solar panels, not so much working with solar panels, but with the type of electricity that’s produced. You want to make sure your home will work with solar energy before attempting to have a solar roof installed.

That’s one of the reason the inversion process happens, it converts direct current (DC) from the solar panels to alternating current (AC), which can then be used in your home. Depending on the type of solar panels you use and how many you have, you may be able to get a portion of your electricity this way if not all of it. The amount of electricity you get from solar panels will vary based on the panels themselves, their position with capturing sunlight and what type of weather day you’re having.

If you’re not getting enough electricity from solar roofing, you’ll be able to use standard electric wired to your home. Once you need more, your electrical box will detect it and make the process seamless for you so you never have to worry about not having enough electricity at home. If you are using more solar electricity than you need, it’ll actually go back into the electrical grid saving you money on your power bill every month.

This is why solar roofing matters. It’s easy to use, can be installed on most roofs, and can make a difference on the environment and your pocket.