Those who build their new waterfront home with Shore-Line Construction have a common theme in their excellent reports on the results. Many new custom homeowners are happy with how energy-efficient their new homes are! There are multiple ways that one can make a house more energy-efficient, and one of the most common is installing solar panels. Are solar panels worth it for your new waterfront home?
Solar panels are worth it, depending on the circumstances. One of these criteria is the house’s location. Some parts of the world are sunnier than others, and it is there that people can receive the most benefit out of their solar panels. It also depends on whether obstacles like tall trees or mountains are in the way. Maryland’s shoreline is moderately sunny with plenty of room for the sun on the roof.
The direction the house is facing also impacts how advantageous solar panels can be. It is best to place them on a roof that faces south or west, as these directions receive the most sunlight. In the winter, the south receives the most sunlight when the sun rises and falls lower in the sky. Shore-Line Construction can help you strategize the best solution for your build.
Another factor is what incentives, such as tax exemptions and rebates, are out there. In Maryland, one can receive federal and state tax credits for a solar panel installation. Maryland also has a solar rebate program, solar renewable energy certificates, and net metering benefits.
The upfront cost of solar panels can be tough for some, but reasonable financing is possible. The long-term savings and incentives can also well more than make up the initial price tag. The potential electrical savings also need consideration. If the expected electricity cost is low, then your savings might be less noticeable. Shore-Line Construction can help you determine what you might be able to save and how that compares with the upfront cost.
BUILD YOUR WATERFRONT DREAM HOME WITH SHORE-LINE CONSTRUCTION!
At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!
If you’re interested in learning more about what Shore-Line Construction can do for you, check out our website or give us a call at 410-574-6623. Keep up with all of the latest news by following our blog and social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Houzz!