Over the last ten years, solar panels have become increasingly popular in Australian households. There was a surge in solar panels as government rebates provided an incentive for many to build or renovate their home with solar panels. While many of these rebates no longer exist, solar panels remain an attractive feature in any home.
The question is, are solar panels really worth your time and money? We’ll let you in on the answers in this article.
The Advantages of Solar Panels
Solar panels have come a long way in terms of their technological development. They’re now readily available in a variety of forms and qualities for your home. Their benefits include:
Using a Renewable Energy Source
Reducing your carbon footprint is important and renewable energy sources are one of the best ways to do that. Using solar panels means you’re making a significant dent in your non-renewable energy usage. The planet will thank you for making the switch!
Saving Money in the Long Run
While the outlay to spend on solar panels can be expensive initially, solar panels will always save you money over time. The more solar panels you install on your roof, the bigger the cut you will see on your electricity bills.
Hardly Any Maintenance
As long as you invest in high-quality solar panels and they are installed by professionals, you’re unlikely to come into high maintenance costs.
The Negative Side to Solar Panels
If you do decide to have solar panels installed by professionals, there are a few things to watch out for.
the Initial Investment Can Be Substantial
If you don’t plan on living in your home for the next few years, then you might find you haven’t had a chance to make the money back from your initial investment. However, your solar panels will still raise the value of your home and be an attractive feature for buyers should you sell shortly after installing solar panels.
They Are Weather Dependent
Thankfully, in the Gold Coast, you’ll get plenty of sun for your solar panels, but in areas prone to overcast weather and frosts, it’s important to be mindful that your solar panels may not produce as much energy. Furthermore, strong frosts are known to crack lower quality solar panels.
So, are solar panels worth the fuss? We think so! As long as you’re willing to make the investment, in time you’ll reap the rewards while doing your part for the environment.
Give Your Roof the Best
Hamilton Roofing provides only the most superior roofing supplies and installation on the Gold Coast. With over 25 years of experience, we know everything you need to know about solar panels, from the best brands to the importance of correct installation. We can take you through the process seamlessly and you can be enjoying renewable energy in your own home in no time!
We pride ourselves on exceptional workmanship as well as making sure the job is done on time, every time. For a free quote, contact us on 1800 766 346 today.