If you live in Colorado, you live in one of the sunniest states in the U.S. Though not every day is perfectly clear from sunrise to sunset, we have approximately 300 days of sunshine per year. That is a lot of power around you every day. Have you considered what it could do for your bank account and carbon footprint?

Many people miss out on the benefits of solar panels because they believe myths about them. At Planet Roofing, we know the truth about solar panels, and we are going to use the next few blogs to share it.

MYTH: Solar panels require a lot of maintenance

Truth: Because solar panels have no moving parts, you don’t need to get them checked regularly. Believe it or not, the biggest maintenance required for solar panels is hosing them off to keep them clean. Many owners don’t even do that – they let the rain rinse the panels off. As a result, they lose only about five percent efficiency, which isn’t significant at all.

MYTH: Solar panels don’t work when it’s cloudy

Truth: If solar panels were compromised by clouds, there is no way Germany could lead the way in solar energy. However, they do. People have compared the outputs of panels in cloudy areas vs. sunny areas, and the difference is about one percent. The fact is, solar panels can use ambient light to generate energy, and they actually function better when they are cool.

When it comes to roofing companies in Denver, Planet Roofing stands above the rest. Contact us for free roof inspection, solar panel installation, and more!

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