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Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...roofing material for a single installation, but its short lifespan will make it the most expensive choice over the life of a home. 2. Metal roofs: Metal r...

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...roofing in North America is asphalt shingles, and because of their poor durability they may spend only 15 or 20 years on your roof before heading to a landfill....

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...roofing materials. Further to that, a shingle roof, metal roof, or any other composite recycled-material roofing product will not turn your lights on, nor w...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...roofing and painting it matt black. Labour aside, testing between a screen collector and a pop can collector showed that the screen collector did provide more h...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...roofing materials. By replacing sheeting and roof coverings, this potentially offers a net savings on roofing with new home construction before you even plug ...

Passive Solar Index Home - super high efficiency
Passive solar home design

Passive Solar Index Home Case Study

...roofing Sloped section: 2 inches of Isofoil (R11) Fiberglass batts between roof trusses (R80) Windows Triple-paned Filled with Argon gas L...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...roofing materials such as asphalt shingles or metal in areas of low solar exposure. An instant advantage with BIPV over existing rooftop solar panels, is that y...

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...roofing materials and the cost of removing and replacing panels to access a roof that needs repair. Picking the best way to mount your panels is a conversatio...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...roofing system like this (if in fact it is one) could potentially create a spike in the private micro-power generation market and take the burden off government...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...roofing is asphalt shingles, and because of their poor durability they may spend only 15 or 20 years on your roof before heading to a landfill. A properly insta...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...roofing insulation. As a versatile choice for commercial roofing applications, polyiso is designed to be part of any modified bitumen, built-up, or single-ply r...