Pros and Cons of Solar Shingles for Your DFW Residence

Are solar shingles the right option for your home or business? Learn the pros & cons.

Roofers Seabrook, TXYou might have heard of solar shingles, and you may be wondering whether they are the best option for your home or business. The answer, of course, is that it depends on a great many factors. Luckily, the experts here at MEIS Roofing & Construction can help you make this important decision.

We’ve reviewed some of the positive and negative aspects of these shingles here. Read through our tips below, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Pros

  • Ease of Installation: Even regular roofers can safely perform some of the installation work on solar shingles. While you’ll need a specially trained professional for some parts, a regular roof can do some of the prep work.
  • Cost Effective: Solar shingles are cheaper than both regular roofing shingles and solar panels. If you’re redoing your entire roof, it might be worthwhile to use solar shingles instead of paying for more expensive roofing materials and solar panels.

Cons

  • Less Efficient: Solar shingles are not as efficient as solar panels and require 35-50% more space for installation. However, given the cost difference, the efficiency may be a good trade-off for you.
  • Professional Installation: A regular roofer can do some of the installation of solar shingles but not all of it. Finding a qualified installer to handle the entire job might not be easy – although, since you have already found MEIS Roofing & Construction, you can simply call us.

Contact the MEIS Roofing & Construction Team Today!

If you are considering solar shingles for your roof, we can help! We can introduce you to this roofing type as well as tell you more about our other roofing services. Call our team of experts today or fill out our online contact form to get started.