Your shopping cart is empty.
Inspiration for a huge timeless attached shed remodel in San Francisco

solar panels on garage with standing seam metal roof, Bay AreaTraditional Shed, San Francisco

5000 square foot custom home with pool house and basement in Saratoga, CA (San Francisco Bay Area). The exterior is in a modern farmhouse style with bat on board siding and standing seam metal roof. Luxury features include Marvin Windows, copper gutters throughout, natural stone columns and wainscot, and a sweeping paver driveway. The interiors are more traditional.

Inspiration for a huge timeless attached shed remodel in San Francisco —  Houzz
Related Photo Topics
Related Professionals in San Francisco
This photo has 2 questions
Kristen S. wrote:Jul 4, 2015
  • PRO
    Universal Solar

    It does not matter. The asphalt would be the least expensive for solar installation, as the mounting hardware should be less for this type of roofing material. However, metal roofing (such as in your picture) or slate can also be used in conjunction with solar panels. Look to your overall budget and style preference for this decision. Good luck on your project!

  • PRO

    Apart from the cost you also need to consider the strength of the roof so that it can hold the weight the tiles and also viable to resist any type of leakage. You can consider steel panels, rubber and asphalt shingles for the purpose. Cedar plank shingles metal shingles and clay tile are a strict no-no as these would not be able to bear the weight or maintain the shape. Hope it helps.

Rob Reitz wrote:Nov 12, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Christine Tusher added this to Going Solar at Home: Solar Panel BasicsApr 3, 2014

Historically low interest rates are also making it easy for homeowners with good credit to get a good deal on a loan. If you decide to go this route, make sure that your loan payment is less than your average electricity bill to ensure that you’re still saving money.Note: Going solar will usually raise your homeowner’s insurance premium; expect to see it increase by a few bucks per month.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

iris_borowiak added this to Photovoltaik und SolarthermieMar 1, 2018


Johanna Christine Heinrichs added this to Votovoltaik und SolarthermeFeb 27, 2018

Funktionsweise von Photovoltaik und Solarthermie Photovoltaik-Anlagen dienen zur Gewinnung elektrischer Energie. Wenn Sonnenstrahlen auf die Solarmodule des Hausdaches fallen, werden diese in den Solarzellen in Gleichstrom umgewandelt. Die erzeugte Energie wird in einer Batterie gespeichert und in Wechselstrom transformiert, sodass Sie auch nachts davon profitieren können. Je mehr Solarmodule aneinander geschaltet werden, desto höher ist der Energieertrag. Im Unterschied dazu nutzen Sonnenkollektoren (Vakuumröhrenkollektoren, Parabolrinnenkollektoren, Flachkollektoren) die thermische Energie direkt, zum Beispiel zur Warmwasserbereitung oder zum Heizen. Stichwort: Solarthermie.

Similar Ideas
Solar Power by Sunpower California
Hyla II Residence
Straw Bale House
Glen Lake Tower
Iron Grey Modern Lake House
Straw Bale House living roof and garden
Solar Installation Carmel-by-the-sea

Need help with an existing Houzz order? Call 1-800-368-4268 (Mon-Sun).