Green Home Systems Announces It Now Offers Certainteed Solar Roofing Including Solar Shingles and Tiles for Customers Nationwide
Green Home Systems recently announced that it now offers solar roofing that includes both solar shingles and solar tiles, a striking yet more subtle alternative to traditional solar panels.
LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Green house systems recently announced that they now offer solar roofs that include both solar shingles and solar tiles, a striking yet more subtle alternative to traditional solar panels.
“This is one of our most exciting announcements to date,” says Robbie HebertCEO of Green Home Systems. “We always knew the day would come when we would be able to integrate solar power directly into customers’ homes seamlessly. We are thrilled to be associated with the innovators of Definitely offer some of the most reliable and attractive solar panels on the market.”
What is the difference between traditional solar panels and solar roof?
Solar panels are traditionally large panels that rest on a sloped roof. Although they are flat, they are not flush with the roof, meaning they protrude from the roof itself. They also don’t particularly blend together as each panel is usually around 59″ by 39″. While traditional panels are quite stylish and perfect for powering a home, their aesthetic may not be for everyone.
Solar roofing is an option for homeowners who don’t want their home to look like solar panels, but want to take advantage of all the benefits that solar power has to offer. Solar shingles are actually the shape and size of house shingles and are positioned as such with a slight rake and layering effect. It is the same for solar tiles which are perfect for homes that do not use shingles. Except for the shine of monocrystalline silicon, shingles and tiles blend beautifully on most roofs.
How does the efficiency of solar roofing compare to traditional solar panels?
According Definitely, “14 high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells provide a nominal power of 70 watts per solar shingle.” Although this is less than a solar panel, it is important to note that the size of a shingle or tile is much smaller than a panel, so the overall power of the system remains the same.
Definitely also indicates that the solar roof is simple to install. “No need to find rafters or flash penetrations in the roofing system,” their website states. “Solar shingles are installed directly into the roof sheathing using standard deck screws. The attachment points are covered by the following solar shingles, the same way asphalt shingles are installed.”
Other features listed on the Certainteed website include:
“Lightweight: The Apollo II system weighs approximately as many pounds per square foot as a typical asphalt shingle roof.
DURABLE: Apollo II Solar Shingles support up to 250 pounds per square foot.
Wind Resistant: The Apollo II system can be installed in any windy area, including florida high speed hurricane area.
Waterproof: Water channels and raised mounting locations provide additional protection against water intrusion. With over 110 years of roofing experience, we know how to keep water out of your home.”
As for the difference in operation of the solar roof compared to the solar panels, there is practically no difference. They are made with the same materials and angled to the same degree. The real difference is seen in the appearance.
“TO Green house systems, we like to stay on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to solar energy,” says Hebert. “And because we are on a mission to create a world powered by solar energy, we must adapt to the needs of our customers, and the simple fact is that there are owners whose only complaint with energy solar is the look of it on their home. Well, we’re here to say there won’t be any of that in the future.”
jennifer wesleyGreen Home Systems, (888) 721-7374, [email protected]
Robbie HebertGreen Home Systems, (888) 721-7374, [email protected]
SOURCE Green Home Systems