Some of the Pros of Solar Rooftops


More consumers are turning to solar power than ever before. This is for a variety reasons, both market-induced and culture-induced. Homeowners who have previously been reluctant to sink precious home repair funds into alternative energy investments are starting to reevaluate their approach. Those that take the plunge, so to speak, soon discover that there are multiple advantages to solar power and specifically to solar rooftop systems. Here are the pros of solar roofing:

It is eco-friendly. You will be fueling much, if not all, of your home’s appliances with clean, renewable energy that produces no pollution or carbon emissions. This means your home will not be spewing out the remains of fossil fuels, coal and natural gas into the atmosphere. It also means you won’t be polluting your own air and water supplies.

It isn’t in the way.As opposed to their awkward ‘panel’ cousins, solar roofing won’t get in your way or make your home look tacky. In fact, unless your neighbors happen to climb up on your roof, they won’t even know your Duro Last system is installed. It’s this aesthetic benefit—coupled with the diversity of color options—that have recently made solar roofing a popular alternative energy option.

You won’t be left in the dark. Ever found yourself lighting candles after a particularly violent thunderstorm? With solar roofing you won’t have to worry about that because your home’s energy is not dependent on electricity. In fact, even if your solar roofing did sustain damage during the storm, you will still have energy saved up. If you work from home often, you should find the security of this reassuring.

It is financially lucrative. Not only will solar power save you money on electrical utilities (about 2.5% annually), a solar-powered roof is a financial investment that will add considerable value to your home. Additionally, you can get cash rebates from utility companies for excess energy and tax rebates from the government. Ultimately, solar roofs will save money and resources for entire cities.

These are all solid reasons to get solar roofing. They encompass environmental considerations, aesthetic considerations, productivity and safety considerations, and (perhaps most important to most consumers) financial considerations. A sea change is happening that will slowly usher in the age of mainstream solar roofs. In the meantime, there are plenty of benefits out there for homeowners who want to make a sound investment.


The Solar Comfort Heating System used 35% less energy than a conventional electric furnace/baseboard system, as proven in a utility’s field test for a full heating season. Calculations show that the Solar Comfort will heat more efficiently than the Heat Pump. When compared with today’s spiraling gas, propane, and fuel oil cost, the Solar Comfort Heating System provides even greater savings.

LOWER OPERATING/MAINTENANCE COST: Virtually maintenance free. No furnace filters to clean or replace. No burners to rust, corrode or adjust. Long- life industrial infrared lamps are replaced easily and inexpensively. A full three-year warranty–including lamps–protects the consumer’s investment. 1-A INSURANCE RATING, The Solar Comfort has lower operating and maintenance costs. There is only one moving part, the fan motor, and is equipped with quality trouble free controls. There are no burners to rust, corrode or adjust; no pilot light to waste energy. Safe, clean, long-life infrared lamps provide the heat energy and are replaced easily and inexpensively. (Average lamp life is 5000+ hours or approximately 3-5 years).

The Solar Comfort is constructed of lifetime metals, copper, galvanized steel and aluminum. The Solar Comfort provides even heat distribution and warmer floors. The Solar Comfort thermostatically controls, circulates and recycles heated air at the floor for maximum use and comfort. The floor to ceiling temperature differential is minor. Solar Comfort zone heating does not remove humidity from the air, it actually helps to maintain humidity levels. Water does not readily condense on windows as with conventional systems. Even heating and humidity provide more comfort at lower heat settings with less static electricity.

Solar Water Features


Water Features are a great addition to any home setting, especially when placed in your yard of garden. The flow of water is a natural tranquil sound that makes water fountains relaxing for any location. If you love the tranquil sounds of running water from rivers or waterfalls, your sure to enjoy a similar experience with your very own water fountain in your home. And when the natural sound of water flowing from these fountains is combined with the elements of the outdoors, whether it’s in a front yard or lavish garden, the mood of the location become a serene get away from the stresses of everyday life. There’s many kinds of water features for both indoors and outdoors, but for those looking for a water fountain with more of a connection to nature the perfect outdoor water feature is the solar fountain.

Solar Water Features are one the most eco-friendly and cost efficient outdoor water fountains because instead of using electricity they are powered entirely by sun light through the use of a solar panel. The use of a solar panel to power these wonderful water features means they won’t add to your electric bill and therefore they will also contribute to lessening the amount of electricity you use. When placed in the sunlight the solar panels provide energy to the pump, which keep the water flowing so you can enjoy it’s tranquil sound. Since solar water fountains don’t utilize electricity like most other fountains, there won’t be any cords running through your garden. By not having distracting cords everywhere, solar fountains can contribute more to the overall beauty of the outdoor and become less of a hassle when finding the perfect place to put them. These hassle free fountains come in many sizes and styles, making them great accents to any garden or yard setting. So you can find the perfect style fountain for your outdoor get away and feel good about lessening your impact on the environment you enjoy.

Solar Deck Pyramid

solar deck pyramid

This solar -powered outdoor light uses the latest efficient LED Technology, which makes the lights stay lit longer and glow brighter than the industry average. Each fixture automatically recharges during the day and turns itself on at dusk – providing zero maintenance ambient lighting year round. This Solar Deck Pyramid is a perfect long term lighting solution for your patio or deck, as well as remote areas of your property, like a pier, where regular power sources may not be available. Neat contemporary pyramid design in weather-resistant stainless steel.

Solar Reading Lamp

solar reading lamp

This portable, compact and easy to fold solar reading lamp will go with you anywhere. Great for camping and outdoor activities. This solar powered reading lamp is loaded with 7 bright LED lights. Comes with a mini USB Port.

rainbowmaker window ornament

This very interesting product designed by David Dear, is a solar-powered Rainbow Maker. The Rainbowmaker Window Ornament attaches to your window via suction cup, while genuine Swarovski crystals rotate and refract sunlight to create a swirl of rainbows. Counter turning crystals create an overlapping pattern of rainbows. David Dear’s work is represented in gift shops and museum stores worldwide.

snowflake solar light set

Solar Christmas Lights are just the way to go this holiday season. This 7 Piece snowflake solar light set emits a natural white light or spectrum light and simply sticks into the ground. They do require batteries, which are included, but you’ll never again forget to turn on the christmas lights again, because the sun will do it for you!

Solar Wind Up Radio

solar wind up radio

This top-rated, self-sufficient radio promises secured listening, anytime, anywhere. Offering the choice of wind-up, solar and rechargeable power, this Solar Wind Up Radio incorporates the latest in self-sufficient technology – which means unparalleled sound quality, playtime performance, dependability, and durability.

Country Style Solar Lantern

country style solar lantern

Our Stainless Steel Country Style Solar Lantern provides soft, ambient lighting for walkways and gardens as well as around decks and patios. Powered by an integral solar panel, there is no wiring or electrical outlet needed. Energy saving, bright LED lights automatically illuminate during darkness.

stainless steel solar deck light

Powered by a solar panel, the Stainless Steel Solar Deck Light provides soft, ambient lighting for decks and patios. Energy saving, bright LED lights automatically illuminate during darkness.