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Instead of rolling your eyes at the overpowering rays of sunshine that are beating down on us during this hot Colorado summer, why not embrace those rays and turn them into something awesome and beneficial. We’re talking about solar panels! If you’re here reading our blog, we’re assuming you have some understanding of what solar panels are and how they work. Or maybe you’ve just seen pretty reflective paneling on top of your neighbor’s roof and are curious what those panels are all about. At Denali Roofing, we are experts in both residential and commercial roofing installation and repair, including solar panel installation. Most people want to have solar panels installed because they hear it’s better for the environment and it will save them money. While both of these are valid and very important reasons to invest in solar panels, we want to take a look at a few other reasons why you should call us at Denali Roofing to have solar panels installed today!

How Solar Panels Work

Explaining how, exactly, a solar panel works takes a lot of details, a lot of science and a lot of big words. At Denali Roofing, we are here to make your life easier, not more complicated, which is why we are going to give you the nutshell version of how a solar panel works. In essence, a solar panel allows particles of light, called photons, to knock electrons off of atoms, creating a flow of electricity. Solar panels are comprised of many small units called photovoltaic cells. Sounds technical, right? All photovoltaic means is that the cells convert sunlight to electricity. If you are interested in delving deeper into the science of how solar panels work, the resources online are endless. Do a quick search of “how solar panels work,” and you will find everything you might want to know.

Save Money

Yes, we mentioned this is one of the main reasons people have solar panels installed, and rightfully so. While the estimates and calculations vary, studies show that people who have solar panels installed can save anywhere from $500 to $2,500 per year on their utility bill. That’s a lot of money! Solar panels are absolutely an investment, but when you are saving this much money on utilities, your solar panels will pay for themselves in less than five years. And your solar panel system will last much longer than that, so all you have to do is sit back, embrace the sunshine and let those dollars pile up in your pocket! If you are interested in learning more about Denali Roofing solar panel installation, give us a call today for a free evaluation!

Energy Security

When it comes to energy, there are too many unknowns. What does our fossil fuel supply look like—are we running out? Is that old generator still in working condition? How long is the next power outage going to last? If these are questions that have worried you in the past, or are currently worrying you, you can kiss those issues goodbye when you have solar panels installed. The only thing you need to rely on is the big, bright orange orb in the sky—the sun! Some argue that the sun is eventually going to burn out, but the operative word there is: eventually. Did you know that the sun gives off four million tons of energy every second and us humans only use 0.0001% of that energy? It’s time to start tapping into the power of the sun! Do take a second to consider, though, that when the electricity is off at everyone else’s house because of the hot, hot heat, your solar-powered home may become party central. Just sayin’.

solar roofIncrease The Value Of Your Home

If you feel you are at a crossroads because you really want solar panels installed on your roof but your family may be moving in a year or two, fear not! Solar panels are actually a great way to increase the value of your home. As you now know, solar panels are an excellent investment that will pay for themselves in only a few years. Potential homebuyers whose ears perk up when they hear “solar panel system” also understand that fact and will happily pay extra to reap the benefits in the long run. If you have been on the fence about installing solar panels, even if you are moving out of your home soon, there’s no time like the present. Embrace the sunshine and call the professional roofing contractors at Denali Roofing to have your new system installed today.

Tax Credits

Taxes—they are the worst. But what would you say if we told you that people who have solar panels installed in their home qualify for a 30 percent tax credit? It’s a thing! Existing homes and new construction both qualify for tax credits if they have solar panels installed, as well as principal residences and second homes. The Act states, “A taxpayer may claim a credit of 30% of qualified expenditures for a system that serves a dwelling unit located in the United States that is owned and used as a residence by the taxpayer. Expenditures include labor costs for on-site preparation, assembly or original system installation, and for piping or wiring to interconnect a system to the home. If the federal tax credit exceeds tax liability, the excess amount may be carried forward to the succeeding taxable year. The maximum allowable credit, equipment requirements and other details vary by technology, as outlined below.

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At Denali Roofing, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the most professional and highest quality roofing repair and installations. We specialize in both commercial and residential roofing and would love to install a brand new solar panel system on your roof. If you are interested in learning more about the services we offer, or would like to talk solar panel, give us a call today! We look forward to helping you channel the power of this Colorado sunshine!