Understanding Flooded Basement Repairs
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Understanding Flooded Basement Repairs

Hi there, I'm Udon Pollack. I am passionate about protecting foundations from flood damage. The foundation is the only thing connecting the house to the ground. It keeps the home standing through heavy storms and small land shifts. Every once in a while, foundations will develop cracks that let water seep through the walls. As a result, the basement may flood during the next heavy storm. In addition, water coming through the cracks continues to weaken the foundation. Luckily, people can have their foundations sealed up by a professional to stop this harmful progression. I will teach everyone the basics of flooded basement repairs through this site. Everyone deserves to have a sturdy home set on a strong foundation and I'm here to help people understand how to accomplish that feat. Thanks for visiting my site. Come back soon.

Understanding Flooded Basement Repairs

Will Solar Shingles Be In Your Roofing Future?

Jackson Andrews

If you own a business, and are currently designing your next corporate location, or are simply getting new commercial roofing to your current location, you may want to consider adding solar shingles to your architectural plans. Not only will they help you to reduce your carbon footprint, and lower your electric bills, but you may actually be able to find government money that will help offset the installation cost. When you simply consider these three advantages, you can already see that they may be much more valuable than other types of roofing materials.

What Are Solar Shingles?

Solar shingles, or photovoltaic shingles are solar collecting systems which have been designed to mimic conventional shingles in both size and flexibility. They allow you to collect solar power, which can easily be converted to a useful energy source for your business or residence. 

Unlike the bulky solar panels of old, these can be installed and unless you tell someone, no one would even know. The newest designs are so much more compact, that they have made installation much easier, and much less expensive than it was with their predecessors. 

Net Metering

Did you know that solar shingles may even provide a revenue stream for your company that you do not currently have? The beauty of installing solar systems on commercial properties is that most companies have far more roof space than a traditional residence. More roof space means more room that you are able to utilize your solar energy system. The more energy you make, the more you have to use, or even to sell back to your utility company.

This is a real possibility if you are located in one of the 43 states, or the District of Columbia which have net metering laws in place. These are the laws that not only allow you to offset any energy bills that you, or your company are receiving, but also allows you to sell your excess energy back to the energy company.

As a means of collecting solar energy, and generating power are getting cheaper, many of these laws are being contested by the energy companies. They know that if this continues to grow it will cut into the revenues that their companies are able to generate. 

The Advantages Of Solar Shingles

If that is not enough incentive to invest in solar power, there are others. One of the primary advantages, or incentives of solar shingles is the clean energy that they provide. They provide you with the ability to take a substantial step in helping to reduce the carbon footprint that you and your business are leaving upon the earth. By using an energy source that is renewable, you never have to worry about running out of, or depleting the energy source that you are using. 

Installing solar shingles can increase the value of your business, and your business location, as well as improve your businesses reputation within the community by being energy conscious. The installation of solar shingles allows you to utilize wasted roof space for something that will not only benefit your business, but something that will potentially benefit your community.

Solar shingles are very low maintenance, and in many cases are maintenance free. Unlike the large solar panels in the past that were easy to break, or hazards in high winds, solar panels are integrated into your roofing shingles. These are connected directly to your roof, so you do not have to worry about them being damaged in any shape, form, or fashion.

Last, but not least solar shingles should qualify for substantial tax credits. Any system that is installed between now, and the end of 2016, will qualify for at least a 30% federal tax credit. You may even be able to find local, as well as state credits that will save you even more. Ask your tax accountant to help you look for these savings. 

Your building must have a roof. Why not have a roof that will work for you, and your community? When you install solar shingles, you can have just that.