Make it the envy of your neighborhood!
As a homeowner, you want the best for you family, which translates to you wanting the best for your home. If you’re thinking about installing a new asphalt roof or would like to integrate your current asphalt roof with solar shingles, RGS POWERHOUSE™ is here to help. We offer a visually stunning and highly affordable solar shingle system that integrates with your asphalt roofing system.
You don’t have to stare up at bulky solar panels on frames across your roof anymore. You can enjoy the luxury of solar roofing tiles that lay flat on your roof like your current roof shingles. Furthermore, you will be the talk of the neighborhood once you have these shingles installed. Not only will you enjoy the numerous benefits solar shingles have to offer, but you will also find that being the only home in the neighborhood with an advanced solar roofing system will get you some attention.
What Are Solar Roof Shingles?
There’s a good chance you’ve seen solar panels on roofs in your neighborhood — or at least in your area. These panels are bulky, they take up space, and, frankly, are somewhat of an eyesore.
The POWERHOUSE 3.0 solar roof shingle, on the other hand, is a fully integrated photovoltaic (PV) building product — otherwise known as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). This means that these shingles collect light from the sun and produce energy that you can use in your home. At a distance, solar shingles look like traditional asphalt shingles. However, when you look closely, you’ll notice that the solar technology is present. What’s more is that they take little-to-no more time to install than your asphalt roof. So if you’re looking to make the switch to solar power, you can do so when you decide to get a new roof.
Solar shingles, typically, are 12 inches in height and 86 inches in length, which mimics the size of your traditional asphalt shingle. Solar shingles weight between 10 and 15 pounds per unit. The average energy produce by solar shingles ranges between 10-75 watts, which translates to anywhere between 35 and 60 percent reduction in utility costs.
Why Choose Solar Shingles?
Easily Integrates With Your Roofing
If you’re getting a new roof soon, or you would like to integrate solar technology into your roof, you don’t have to go with large, bulky solar panels anymore. POWERHOUSE 3.0 solar shingle systems give you the opportunity to utilize visually stunning and affordable solar technology. Furthermore, solar shingles easily integrate with your asphalt shingles, making it even easier for your professional roofer to install.
Generates Clean Energy
Are you concerned with the state of the environment? Do you want to do your part, but don’t know where to start? At RGS POWERHOUSE™, we believe you can help the environment and save on your utility bills at the same time. Our 3.0 solar shingle system allows you generate green energy without the harmful emission buyproduct.
Reduces/Eliminates Utility Bills
It’s not enough to purchase new appliances, only run the air conditioner when you’re home, and do laundry at odd hours of the night to reduce your utility bill. You need to take massive action to actually put a dent in reducing what you owe each month. One way to do that is to purchase the POWERHOUSE 3.0 solar shingle system for your roof. A huge benefit to solar energy is that, if you are connected to the grid, you can sell your energy produced to the utility company. In this case, you will receive a credit for energy use at a later date.
The environment is already at risk. Fossil fuels produce massive amounts of carbon emission each and every year. Not only in the use of the fuels, but in the production of those fuels. A great reason to choose solar energy in general is that from manufacturing to energy production, the carbon emission profile is substantially less than fossil fuels. What’s more, the price to make the switch to solar power is consistently lowering while the price to remain with fossil fuels continues to rise. Going green helps the environment and your bank account.
Improves Home Curb Appeal
Whether you want to sell your home or not, a solar roofing system like the POWERHOUSE™ solar shingle adds to the curb appeal. It’s a visually stunning, sleek design that integrates with your new asphalt roof. Over 1,000 homeowners across the nation already have POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles installed on their homes, and they report they are the talk of the neighborhood (in a good way).
Increases Home Overall Value
A huge reason so many homeowners like you are making the switch to solar is that solar technology increases the value of their homes, which means if they decide to sell later, they can make a better profit. What’s more, homebuilders are offering solar technology as a part of the custom home building process. This means that if you’re looking to build your own home, you can still take advantage of solar power.
Federal Tax Credits and Incentives Available
Homeowners tend to think that solar power systems are an expensive investment that do not have a positive return on investment. Now, with the advancement of technology in the industry, POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 solar shingles are more affordable than ever. Furthermore, solar shingles are eligible to be claimed under the federal tax credit incentive for solar roofing systems. Depending on when you have your solar shingles installed, you can claim up to 30 percent in tax credit.
Virtually Maintenance Free
Once your solar shingles are installed and implemented properly, you will have to do very little to keep them up and running. Unless a storm or natural disaster damages them, there’s very little that will keep your shingles from consistently producing power.
How Do Solar Shingles Work?
At RGS POWERHOUSE™, we field a lot of questions about solar technology. If you’re a homeowner and feel as though solar shingles are an option, we want to share some of our knowledge. First, we want you to feel as though you’re not alone. Thousands of homeowners want to utilize solar energy, but they simply do not know where to begin. Second, many homeowners think that solar energy systems are out of the question. We’re here to tell you that the POWERHOUSE™ solar shingle system is surprisingly affordable — especially after it saves you money on your utility bills.
How Effective Are Solar Shingles?
In general, solar shingles are more effective than solar panels. Due to their ability to be exposed to sunlight, they can produce more energy in most cases for longer periods of time. Solar shingles are made out of amorphous silicon which allows for glassless function. Glass tends to break up light, which reduces efficiency. Solar shingles do not use glass like solar panels do, which means energy production is better.
How Long Do Solar Shingles Last?
Depending on installation, type of solar shingle, and active maintenance, a solar shingle system can last up to 20 years. In some cases, they may be able to last longer. It all depends on the factors mentioned. Nonetheless, on average, a solar shingle system can pay for itself within five to 10 years, which means the remaining lifespan saves you money.
How Durable Are POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles?
When Do I Install Solar Shingles?
Ideally, you want to install POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles when installing a new asphalt roof on your home. You can integrate the panels on an already existing asphalt roof — however, it is suggested you simply replace the roof at that point. Furthermore, you can work with your home builder to include your solar shingles in the custom home package, which can reduce the cost over time, since the system is being included in the overall purchase of your home.
How To Use Your Solar Energy
You may be wondering what you can use your solar energy for. After you have the POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 solar shingles installed on your roof, it can be advantageous to go green with the rest of your life. This includes appliances, smart home applications, your vehicle, and more. Not only will you be saving money, but you will also be helping your community. Do more with
Once you make the switch to solar power, you can do even more to better use the energy you will be producing and consuming through your solar shingles. The first major update you can make is installing a solar water heater. This allows you to utilize warm water but with the power of the sun, similar to how you use your solar shingles to power your home.
Outdoor Living Lights
Do you have an outdoor living space? Want to illuminate your backyard oasis or driveway? You can install outdoor solar lights to keep your home lit when you need it the most. A great way to take advantage of this is to work with your solar shingle installer to find other solar light options for your home.
Want to save even more on utility bills? Consider switching out your appliances for solar powered or smart home efficient replacements. Many traditional appliances use power even when they’re not on. Smart appliances use little-to-no power until they are turned on, which can save you a substantial amount on your utility costs.
Finally, you can look into going green with your vehicle. You have an advantage to installing solar shingles onto your roof. You can use the energy produced through battery storage to power your vehicle. This accomplishes a number of things for you. First, you can cut the cost of fuel to virtually zero. Second, you will be able to cut your carbon-emissions from driving a non-electric car. Third, you will be contributing to the global effort in saving the environment.
When it comes to making the switch to solar power, it can be a daunting decision. It’s an investment that will take a few years to beget a positive return. However, you’re accomplishing a number of positive goals when you choose to install POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles. You’re helping the environment, becoming a leader in your community toward positive change, and leveraging a renewable energy source.
Why Choose RGS POWERHOUSE™?
Solar technology advances every day, and our customers are looking for newer, better ways to be environmentally responsible. At RGS POWERHOUSE™, we believe it to be our duty to fulfill our customers’ needs and wants when it comes to solar. Currently, we have 12 patents owned and 25 more patents pending to advance our own solar technology. We offer homeowners solar shingles that they can implement during a re-roof or a new custom home build.
As the exclusive domestic and international manufacturer and distributor of POWERHOUSE 3.0 solar shingles, RGS POWERHOUSE™ is backed by the Dow Chemical Company. Our commitment to solar started back in 1974, and we’ve been contributing to the industry and the community as a whole for more than 40 years.
POWERHOUSE™ Vs. Other Solar Shingles
Currently, we have more than 1,000 homes utilizing POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles, and we intend to expand even further. When it comes to your home and our solar shingles, we make the process extremely easy to purchase from us.
As the more cost-effective solution, POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles provide a durable, long-term approach to solar energy than other options on the market. What’s more, when you choose POWERHOUSE™, you can rest assured that the product is of the highest quality, and the customer services is superb. We’re here to help you utilize solar energy to the fullest, and we want to help you rethink your roof.
When you choose POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 solar shingles, you can expect to get a 12-year product warranty, as well as a 25-year production warranty. We’re here for you and your switch to solar power. If you’re ready to make the switch to solar power, contact us today about our solar shingle systems.