This year, California became the first state to mandate that in 2020, all new homes have solar power. Many Marin homeowners are ahead of that regulation. Booth and Little recently did a complete roof replacement on a Novato home, which included specifications for a solar installation for Jay and Kathleen Z. They needed a new roof and wanted to lower their PG&E bills, so they talked to Darren Little of Booth and Little and Deena Vaughn of Solar Broker Networks to be sure they had the right roof for the right solar system.
Has anyone ever asked you what that sag is in your roof? Are you surprised when you visit your next-door neighbor and wonder whose shoddy shingles you are looking at, until you realize they are on your house? These are signs that your roof is in trouble and might need repairs.
efficiency comes in a variety of colors. Lighter colors are usually the first choice. If you have a flat roof, like the Eichler homes in Marin and Sonoma counties, you can use a white roof coating to reflect the sun’s rays and reduce heat absorption. White works for a flat roof because from the curb, the color of your roof can’t be seen.