Solar Myths Busted
Solar is too expensive
While the cost of a residential solar system can range from $15,000 to $35,000, you don’t have to pay for it all at the time of installation. There are several solar financing options that allow you to pay over time, plus local, state, and federal tax incentives and rebates to offset the costs. And solar panels require little ongoing maintenance—they are durable and reliable. If you live in a dusty environment, you may want to clean them once a year to maximize power output, but that’s about it.
Solar panels will cause damage to your roof
Solar panels actually benefit the portion of the roof they cover by protecting and preserving it. In the unlikely event that the roof the panels are sitting on is damaged and needs to be repaired, the panel can be easily removed since they aren’t directly attached to the roof; they are just mounted on top of it. Usually, if there are any gaps between the rooftop and the panels, sealant is used to fill in the gaps. In addition, the mounts are protected using a metal “flashing” or coverings for an extra barrier for protection. Always remember to make sure your roof is damage-free before mounting a new roof top.
Reselling your home will be harder with solar panels.
Actually, solar panels would enhance the property value of your home. Many studies have found that homes with solar panels actually sell faster than homes without solar panels. Although the cost of solar panels ranges from $15,000 - $75,000, you end up saving on a long term basis as they enhance your home’s value by as much as 4.5% on average, but can vary depending on the situation.
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