There are many types of roofing materials available on the market, and shingles are one of the most commonly used due to their reliability and low cost. However, as green technology continues to develop, solar panels have now become an excellent choice as well.

To learn the differences between solar panels and solar shingles, residential roofing company Kingdom Roofing shares some helpful information in this article.

Solar Panels

Solar panel technology has been around for a long time. The main concept behind these panels is their ability to convert solar energy into electricity, which is made possible by photovoltaic cells. However, most people think of bulky and heavy structures when they think of solar panels, but solar panel technology has advanced to a new level. Nowadays, solar panels are lighter and can fit more seamlessly into your home. Many smart homes today use solar panels to improve a home’s energy efficiency and provide an additional source of energy for the home.

Solar Shingles

Solar shingles are shingles with solar cells, which are a type of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) technology. They’re more cost-effective than standard shingles because they provide you with the benefits of solar panels and a roof with one quick installation. When installed correctly by your roofer, solar shingles can last for 25-30 years. They are durable, weather-resistant and are more attractive than solar panels. They can also be paired with solar batteries, so you can have backup energy storage during storms or blackouts.

When you need reliable roofers to handle your roofing problems, you can always call on Kingdom Roofing to provide you with the quality services you need. We are experienced in installing residential and commercial roofing systems. To request a quote, call us at (941) 217-2411 or fill out our contact form.