Solar makes a lot of sense, but does it have to look unattractive on your house or commercial building?
Chandler's Roofing takes all the steps possible to not only help you lower your electric bill, but also ensure that your new solar system is properly installed and waterproofed for years to come using the most efficient and aesthetically pleasing solar products available. This is why our teams have gone through extensive training to become one of GAF's only Solar Elite contractors in Los Angeles and Orange County, to help give you the peace of mind in knowing that our in-house solar installers are also roofing and waterproofing experts. In fact, in many cases we will be able to use BIPV solar panels, such as GAF's Decotech™ low profile solar system, which are designed to integrate seamlessly into your roof.
No matter what kind of roof you have – tile, single-ply or asphalt, flat or pitched, we have a good-looking, efficient solar solution to meet your needs.
By installing a solar system, you become your own energy provider, reducing electricity costs for the next 25+ years. Most Los Angeles and Orange County utility companies, such as LADWP or SCE, will track your electricity generation through net metering and should credit you for the excess solar power you produce.
Over the past five+ years, the cost of electricity has risen on average 5% nationwide each year. Solar power can help offset these increasing costs. By producing your own electricity, you:
Gain financial security by increasing energy independence
Reduce your exposure to rapidly-accelerating utility costs
A solar system is a home improvement that can reduce your energy costs and should increase the value of your home.
Investments in energy efficiency are traditionally valued based on how quickly the investment pays for itself.
This investment in solar for your home adds value to your property. According to the National Appraisal Journal, every $1 saved in annual utility bills from solar and energy efficient roofing adds roughly $20 to your Los Angeles or Orange County home's resale value
The size and cost of your solar installation depends on your electricity bill and energy savings goals. In many cases, we can install solar on your home for little or nothing down and incorporate it into a new, or existing roof. There are also several finance options you can consider, such as HERO, Ygrene or GreenSky, if coming up with the cash out of pocket is an issue.
Solar systems don't necessarily need to offset 100% of your energy needs - partially offsetting your electric bills will still generate savings for your home.
In some cases, a home's solar system has been able to generate twice as much savings as the installed cost was to the homeowner, over the lifetime of the solar system
With new federal, state, local and utility incentives, solar is more affordable than ever before. The federal ITC was originally established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and was set to expire at the end of 2007. A series of extensions pushed the expiration date back to the end of 2016, but experts believed that an additional five-year extension would bring the solar industry to its full maturity. Thanks to the spending bill that Congress passed in late December 2015, the tax credit is now available to homeowners in some form through 2021. Here are the specifics:
2016 – 2019: The tax credit remains at 30 percent of the cost of the system. This means that in 2017, you can still get a major discounted price for your solar panel system.
2020: Owners of new residential and commercial solar can deduct 26 percent of the cost of the system from their taxes.
2021: Owners of new residential and commercial solar can deduct 22 percent of the cost of the system from their taxes.
2022 onwards: Owners of new commercial solar energy systems can deduct 10 percent of the cost of the system from their taxes. There is no federal credit for residential solar energy systems.
There are also several potential utility company rebates from LADWP, SCE and SDGE. Contact your Chandler's Roofing Project Manager for further details.