Solar panels offer homeowners a great way to reduce their carbon footprint. Luckily, the lifespan of solar panels will allow you to produce energy for many years, providing a great return on investment. You can count on most photovoltaic solar panels to last 25 years before they begin to noticeably degrade. Most solar panel companies […]
Solar panels are a great investment that can provide you with cheap, renewable solar energy for the next 25 years or more. But a key question is, how do you maintain them? Are solar panels like your car, requiring regular tune-ups to stay in peak condition? Or are you supposed to just leave them be?
Being a homeowner allows you to put down roots and create an environment that shows off your own personality and taste. Within those walls, you’re making memories to last a lifetime. But that doesn’t mean homeownership is always a walk in the park. The title also requires a lot of time spent maintaining your home, especially
Roof replacement can cost tens of thousands of dollars. But did you know you can save money and prolong the life of your roof through regular roof maintenance? While every roof will eventually need to be replaced, proper roof maintenance can keep your shingles in good condition and protect your home from damage for years
If you’ve noticed moss growing on your roof, you may not be very alarmed. It’s just a harmless plant, right? While a little bit of moss may not cause major harm immediately, untreated moss growth can do serious damage to a roof eventually. Unfortunately, from asphalt shingle roofs to metal roofs, no type of roof
Replacing your roof is one of the most labor-intensive and expensive home maintenance projects. It’s also one of the most necessary. Asphalt shingles, the most common type of roofing for homes and many businesses in the United States, dry out and break down over time. That means there’s a good chance your roof will need to
Learn about the natural threats to your roof today (algae, lichen, moss) so you avoid time-consuming, costly repairs and replacements tomorrow. Airborne algae causes the BLACK STREAKS on your roof. Air currents carry the spores to all surfaces. GREEN GROWTH on your roof is one of two organisms, a moss or a lichen. All of these growing organisms destroy your shingles, as
The day your solar panels are installed is the day you will get the best performance out of them. After that it is all down hill. Admittedly, it is a very shallow hill and it might take over 40 years to get to the bottom, but day one is going to be as good as it gets.
This article isn’t written for people who want to make economic sense. It is written for people who take pride in having a well maintained system that will squeeze every last drop of energy from the sun. It is written for people who want to clean their own solar panels. So pay close attention while I cover
Plenty of people are unaware of the reasons why roof moss is so bad for your home. In fact, many homeowners think roof moss is harmless, if unsightly. There are also quite a few people who believe the roof moss is pretty, lending a charming, quaint appearance to the homes upon which it resides. Unfortunately,