Clay and other stone roofing tile are natural products. Clay is collected from reserves and baked in kilns at extremely high temperatures. Clay roofing tile is very durable and versatile. It is available in an array of shapes, sizes and textures.
Clay also maintains its vibrant color for many years. Installing a solar system on a Clay tile roof can be done with an “inset" look for low profile and better aesthetics.
Concrete is quickly becoming the most popular material used in the production of roofing tile around the world. It is most commonly used due to its appealing aesthetics and the lower costs involved.
Thanks to the ease of manufacturing, production is high and costs are lower. New mounting hardware technology has made installing solar systems on this type of roof very cost effective.
A metal roof is lighter than a concrete or clay tile roof, more durable than an asphalt shingle roof, and easier to handle than long-run corrugated sheets. It is the most reliable and affordable roofing system in the market for a range of design and styles.
It also represents the lowest carbon footprint of any major roofing material available. Specialized mounting hardware makes installing a solar system on these roofs easy and efficient
Composite or synthetic roofing shingles are made of a mixture of several commonly used roofing materials such as fiberglass, recycled paper products and asphalt. Composite shingles are fire resistant and don’t have problems with moisture.
As an extra incentive, many companies manufacture a shingle that is resistant to mold growth and algae. Comp shingle roofs are typically the easiest, and lowest cost on which to install a solar system.
Homeowners can make one contract with San Diego Solar for a new solar electric system and (if needed) a new roof and electric service upgrade.
When you bundle two or more trades we offer deep discounts on the complete package. We save on certain costs as we will be on site already.
You save because we pass our savings on to you. One contractor to work with and one call to make. The solar, roof and electrical disciplines are all connected with us, thus keeping your project and warranties simple.Schedule a Callback
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