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Do Solar Panels Protect or Cool My Roof?

Anyone who lives in Arizona knows that the power of the sun is no joke!

From sunburns to faded car seats, the sun-rays seem to harm everything they touch. You can even fry an egg on the sidewalk in July for Pete’s sake!

Your house is no different. The hot summer sun leaves its mark on your house and your pocketbook every single year! Your roof and A/C system take the brunt of the beating; keeping the sun off of you and keeping you cool.

Most people know by now that solar panels can save you money on your electric bills. What most people don’t realize though is that a quality rooftop solar panel system can significantly extend the life of your A/C and roof! Especially in Arizona, where your roof can get to be over 170 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer!

This works because solar sits above your roof by about 6-8 inches. The solar panels cast shade over most of your roof and keep the direct sunlight off of the roof surface itself.

This shading effect can reduce surface roof temperatures by as much as 40 degrees and extend the life of your roof by up to 80%! The cooler roof temperatures also translate to being cooler inside your house, this can reduce the strain on your A/C system; making it last longer. This is one of the most overlooked benefits of rooftop solar power.

The benefits of solar just start with your electric bill, to find out more about how solar can benefit you, give us a call at (520) 858-0220 today!


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