Offering Solar Solutions in the Pittsburgh Area
Protecting what matters most since 1979
Save Money and the Planet with Solar Installation in Pittsburgh
MHI Roofing is well-versed in all things roofing, and now we are achieving the same expertise in the solar world. We source the highest quality Tier 1 modules, the best in the market. Using panels manufactured by leading companies and with the best technologies, you will need fewer panels on your roof to get the job done. Plus, they are backed by the best warranties.
We don’t want just anyone drilling holes and attaching solar panels to your roof with the possibility of creating leaks in your home. With expertise in both roofing and solar, we are here to offer you the best combination of services to help protect your home and save money on your electricity bill!
Why Go Solar?
Your savings with solar depend on a few different factors, like how much energy your system produces and how much you consume. But the biggest factor is the increasing rates you would otherwise pay to your power company. According to a report done by Energy Sage, the average American homeowner will pay off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and will see an ROI of 20 percent or more.
Our nation’s current process of generating power is not sustainable. It uses valuable resources and finite fossil fuels, which contribute to the pollution of our planet. With a solar power system installed on your home, you can create your own personal renewable power grid.
The most significant incentive to install solar panels for homes and businesses is the federal tax credit. Right now, the federal tax credit has been extended to 26% of the total installed cost of your new solar system for the next 2 years. At the end of 2023, the amount of the credit is expected to end, unless renewed by congress. This means that in order to maximize your savings potential, the best time to go solar in Morgantown is now!
Increase Your Home Value
Not only will adding solar panels to your home save energy costs and help the environment, but it also can potentially increase a home’s value and help your home sell quicker. According to Zillow Research, homes with solar-energy systems sold for 4.1% more on average than comparable homes without solar power. For the median-valued home, that translates to an additional $9,274.
Solar Roof FAQs
What happens to solar panels when it’s cloudy or raining?
Solar panels still work even when the light is reflected or partially blocked. If the sun is up, your system will generate power.
Can you install solar roofs on any type of residence?
If you’re unsure whether or not your property is fit for solar roofing, talk to your MHI Roofing representative. While most buildings can handle a solar roof, installation is most cost-effective depending on the shape of your roof and where your panels are placed. We’re happy to address any concerns you may have and help you find the best solution so that you can enjoy the benefits of solar!
The Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingle Roofing
When making your decision about the type of roofing you prefer, there will be pros and cons. It’s best to know what to expect.
Pros of Asphalt Shingles
Homeowners love asphalt shingles because you can get a really beautiful roof without breaking the bank. There are so many color styles to choose from; you can even find styles of asphalt shingles that look like other roofing materials, but for a fraction of the cost.
Cons of Asphalt Shingles
Even though asphalt shingles last a long time, they actually have the shortest lifespan compared to other roofing materials. Severe weather can also deteriorate their lifespan a little more quickly, which is why it is important to properly maintain them over time.
Shingle Roof FAQs
What’s the cost of a new asphalt shingle roof in Pittsburgh?
The average asphalt roofing replacement costs about $12,500 for a 2200 square foot home. However, the final cost of your roofing project will depend on the types of shingles you choose, the size of your home, and if there is any underlying roof work that needs to be taken care of. Our team will make sure to outline everything in your inspection so that you know what to expect before we start working on your roof.
What are the most popular types of shingle roofs in Pittsburgh?
Architectural shingles are often the top choice for homeowners because they last longer than three-tab shingles and come in more style variety. We’re happy to listen to what your vision is for your roof so that we can help you choose the best option for your home.
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