“I have to admit to watching the weather with some trepidation now,” Olivia said. “Every time I hear the word ice, I think “Oh no, here we go again.” Recent ice storms left the Massachusetts homeowner without power for several days. “I know the power crews are doing their best. You see the trucks out there constantly, in all kinds of weather. I am very grateful for them,” she explained. “But what if I didn’t have to depend on them to keep my family warm and comfortable?”
Massachusetts Solar Installs on the Rise – Energy Independence, Climate Change & Saving Money
Statewide, increasing numbers of homeowners are exploring if solar power will work for them. The most important determining criteria is if your home gets adequate amounts of sunlight throughout the day. Then the question becomes one of the condition of your roof. Ideally, a roof will be in good enough condition that it can last for decades.
“When I heard that, I thought I was home free,” Olivia said. “My home has a slate roof. They’re famous for lasting forever.” However, there was a problem – not every solar installation contractor will work on slate roofs. “That’s because they’re worried about breaking the tiles. That’s fair,” Olivia said. “The tiles apparently can split right in two if you drill a hole in the wrong place.”
But then her search for Massachusetts solar installs on slate roofs paid off. “There are some solar installation companies that are just in it for the money, and then there are installers who clearly care deeply about solar energy and how it can make the world better for all of us. When you can find that passion in an experienced builder who understands the nuances of working on slate roofs, you know you’ve hit the jackpot.”
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