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mattdalek86

These are some fantastic ideas for incorporating solar energy in your home. I especially like that they are more subtle; there aren't huge panels causing an eyesore on the property. Solar energy is a growing industry, and my wife and I want to be part of this wave of the future. Using some of these ideas would be fantastic for us.
http://artisanelectricinc.com/solar/solar-overview/


   
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Another benefit of a metal roof is that they generally have a + 50 year lifespan. If you have solar panels on a roof, it is a real pain to take the solar panels down every time the roof needs to be replaced and put them back up. I have been told that each time the panels are disconnected and reconnected, it slightly reduces their efficiency due to wear on the connections. Probably not to significant, but another good reason to have a very long lasting roof.

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...plus we really like the look of a metal roof!

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