Solar Roofs

solar roofHow would you like a beautiful new roof that also does “double duty” by generating electrical power? This may sound like technology from the future, but it is here today.

Roofmax is one of the country’s leading roofing contractors of photovoltaic roofing systems that keep water out when it rains and generate electricity when the sun shines. Consider solar electric roofing when you are planning to install a new roof, for these reasons:

  • Lower electric bill
  • Pollution-free power
  • Attractive style
  • Fully integrated shingle roof
  • Increased home value
  • Protects the environment
  • Exceptional durability
  • Great investment
  • Energy rebates


Solar photovoltaic panels are a perfect addition to a home or business, in its roofing system or otherwise. The energy it produces can meet nearly 100 percent of your annual electric needs, simply by installing a 2-kilowatt photovoltaic system.

Roofmax designs and installs solar roofing systems that are architecturally pleasing and fit in with the natural lines of your home. There are no additional support structures needed, as the solar panels are structurally integrated into your roof. They are strong enough to withstand winds of 80 mph! More and more homeowners and commercial business owners are realizing the value of solar roofing systems. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Energy-efficient buildings are better buildings. They help the environment and our nation, improving our energy security, as well as the everyday lives of Americans.”


The U.S. Energy Information Administration defines photovoltaic devices (or solar devices) as devices that use semiconducting materials to take sunlight and convert it directly into energy. Photovoltaic cells are made of materials such as crystalline silicone or other thin-film materials. Photovoltaic power is the same that generates your watch or hand-held calculator. It can also generate large amounts of power for the electric grid.