According to residential roofing pros, if you want to save more on your monthly bills, making the switch to solar panels is one of the most effective ways you can accomplish this feat. After all, it’s becoming more and more accessible to most homeowners every year. Unfortunately, some homeowners tend to put off making the switch to solar due to how intimidating it can be. Thankfully, there are ways to make it easier on you, such as:——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Budgeting for the InstallationWhile it’s often said that solar panel installations are becoming more and more accessible, the overall price of the project largely depends on what equipment you’re using. With that in mind, make sure you adequately budget for this scenario so you don’t get caught off-guard by the costs of the materials and equipment you’ll need to use.Choose the Right EquipmentWhen it comes to making the switch to solar roofing, you need to pick the right equipment as well. Be sure to keep an eye out for possible unnecessary spending on equipment that you don’t actually need. For instance, you’ll likely have a choice between ground or roof mounting. Exterior services providers say that if you live in an area that sees a light of sunlight exposure, fixed rooftop mount systems are the best compared to ground mounting.Apart from roof or ground mounting, you might also hear some say that you’ll need to purchase a solar battery. While purchasing a solar battery isn’t a bad thing, it’s recommended that you don’t buy them if you live in an area with a net metering program to save yourself from an unnecessary expense.Hire the Right ContractorIt’s never recommended that you install your solar panels on your own. With that in mind, one of the best ways you can make the switch to solar easier is by hiring the right installation company to get the job done. A good installation company will work with you to incorporate your preferences and won’t insist that you use only their recommendations.Make your search for roofers easier by turning to BSR. When it comes to roof repair and replacement services, we are the local experts. Give us a call at (607) 722-7221, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Ithaca, NY, and other nearby areas.
According to roof repair and replacement professionals, you have an abundance of choices when it comes to single-ply commercial roofing membranes, especially if you’re looking for an energy efficient material. The best of these materials are Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) and EPDM roofing. In fact, you may even find it difficult to choose between these two due to their various advantages.
In this post, BSR reveals the pros of TPO and EPDM single-ply roofing membranes.
TPO is one of the most popular single-ply roofing material options for both residential and commercial building owners. One of the reasons for this is due to their relatively low cost as TPO roofs only cost $5 to $7 per square feet when installing. They’re also incredibly resistant against bacteria, debris, algae, and dirt and its flexibility allows it to withstand punctures, tears, and impact damage better compared to most roofing materials.
In terms of installation, meanwhile, exterior services providers claim that TPO is easier and simpler to install due to their fewer seams, which can help you save a significant amount on labor costs. It can also help you save on your monthly energy bills as TPO roofs can produce monumental savings on your cooling costs due to its cool roof capabilities.
Like TPO membranes, EPDM’s cost is also relatively low, making it a viable option for low-sloped roofing systems. Compared to TPO, however, EPDM membranes are much more fire resistant and can even slow down the progress of the frames due to its material. Apart from that, this material is also incredibly durable if properly installed with its ability to last 20 years or longer as new manufacturing formulas allow it to be impervious to radiation and damage from UV rays.
If you’re looking to save on your energy bills, on the other hand, this is also a good material to use as like TPO, it can reflect the sun’s rays and reduce the load on your cooling systems. The material is also 100% recyclable, making it one of the most eco-friendly commercial roofing materials on the market.
Need a roof repair expert to do some work on your roof? Look no further than BSR. When it comes to residential and commercial roofing projects, we are your number one service provider and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (607) 722-7221 or fill out our contact form to get a FREE estimate. We serve homeowners in Vestal, Binghamton, and other nearby areas in NY.
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According to exterior services providers, a commercial roofing system can be more difficult to care for compared to residential roofs. This is because it lacks the slope needed to allow water to run off from it, and it can catch debris much easier as well. This can cause leaks that can be damaging to the roof and your building in the long run. Thankfully, there are ways around this dilemma.