Why is now the perfect time to go solar with Divided Sky Roofing & Solar

Divided Sky Roofing & Solar is the one-stop-shop for every roofing need imaginable for the Austin, San Marcos and New Braunfels areas of central Texas. With expertise in repairs, replacements and solar shingle roofs, the company emphasizes cost effectiveness and simplicity while treating each roof as if it were its own.

Divided Sky was one of the first companies in the state to contract with GAF Energy, a leader in the solar shingle industry. Different from solar panels, solar shingles are lightweight shingles with built-in photovoltaic cells that replace the traditional asphalt or tar roof and protect your home from the elements.

“[GAF Energy] came out with the solar shingle this year, and it actually won 12 awards at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January for smart homes,” said Divided Sky owner John Hardy. “We see this as the future of roofing, and we wanted to be at the forefront.”

Hardy said there is no better time than the present to switch to solar roofing, especially in today’s economy as the cost of energy and the number of electricity bills continue to rise. ‘to augment.

“[Solar shingles] are eligible for federal tax credits, so there is a 26% federal tax credit you can apply to your purchase that expires at the end of the year,” Hardy said, noting that there is also a 25-year bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers any leaks or damage to the shingles.

Rather than relying on the grid, solar shingles allow homeowners to harness the power of the sun to reduce monthly energy costs, resell unused electricity to the grid for a profit for future use, and increase the property value of the House. Additionally, 85% of all solar projects are financed with loans designed to keep your payments at or below your current monthly cost.

“Solar financing generally reduces the amount of payments you have each month,” Hardy said. “Put the equity back into your home, not the power company. Electricity bills are like having a variable interest rate loan, while solar financing is like having a low interest rate fixed loan.

Hardy’s former career as an adjuster has made top-notch customer service a priority for him at Divided Sky, which means free inspections, expert advice on insurance claims and options of financing.

“I was a fitter, so I trained everyone to look at the roof like a fitter,” Hardy said. “If there is damage, we will let them know. If there is no damage, we will let them know.

Roofs damaged by storm, wind, hail, flying debris should be inspected immediately to avoid hidden damage. If you think your home or business needs roofing work, a quick inspection by a Divided Sky expert identifies the problem and expedites repair or replacement.

No matter what kind of attention a roof requires, Divided Sky employees provide the highest level of service at the most affordable price and are happy to work with customers who have insurance claims.

“We are really trying to find [employees] they are family-oriented people who want to treat everyone like family,” Hardy said. “We try to keep the same mindset with our customers.”

Central Texas residents who are interested in solar shingles, roof repairs or replacements, or a free inspection from Divided Sky Roofing & Solar should visit their website at https://mydividedsky.com/ or call 512 -995-7663 in the Austin area and 830-947-7663 for services in New Braunfels.

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