Solar Shingles

How does my solar system with PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak solar shingles turn on daily?

As long as the system is operating properly and there is sufficient sunlight, the system turns on and off automatically each day. Please refer to your inverter manufacturer’s manual for more information.

Does the system work at night?

The PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak solar shingles require daylight to generate electricity. At night, they will be offline, and your home will
use electricity from your local utility.

Does my system work on cloudy days?

Yes. PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak solar shingles continue to work on cloudy days, but may produce less electricity depending on the thickness of the cloud cover.

My solar panels are covered in snow. What should I do?

We do not recommend attempting to remove snow from your PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak solar shingles. Getting on your roof while it is covered in snow (or being on a ladder) can be very dangerous. The snow covering the shingles will typically melt quicker than the rest of your roof, exposing the surface to the sun and allowing your PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak solar shingles to return to normal operation.

Will the system provide power during a power outage?

For safety reasons, grid-tied solar systems are not permitted to function during a utility grid power outage. The inverter has controls that shut down the system in the event of a power outage.

Will RGS POWERHOUSETM solar shingles protect my roof like traditional roof shingles?

Because PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak solar shingles double as both a roofing material and an electricity producing solar device, we have put them through extensive performance analysis. Rigorous testing under simulations of hail, torrential rain, high winds and other harsh weather conditions has proven that the PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak solar shingles meet building code requirements for a weather-durable roofing material. The PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak solar shingles are certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and are recognized by the International Code Council (ICC) Evaluation Service as an approved building material. They meet or exceed stringent international
standards.

Is there a warranty on my PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak solar shingles?

Yes. All PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak solar shingles come with a limited manufacturer’s warranty. Your warranty information will be provided to you by your PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak Professional and will likely include information on other system component warranties as well.

If you have any questions please reach out to us.

I have tree growth that is shading my solar system. What should I do?

We recommend that you contact a local landscaping company or tree maintenance service to assist you in the removal of any growth that shades your PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak solar shingles.

My problem isn’t discussed here.

Please contact your PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak Professional with any additional questions.

My PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak Professional is not answering my calls or emails. What should I do?

In the event that you are unable to reach your PowerHouse 3.0 by Red Oak Professional, we will try to answer any questions and connect you with another Professional who can help you. Please reach out to Red Oak at 719-644-6960 or info@myredoak.com for assistance.

Repair & Install Roof

Can I repair or install the roof myself?

Some of the small and simple roofing tasks can be managed by DIY homeowners, but for detailed and extensive repairing and replacement processes, experienced professionals with thorough expertise are required.

What are the reasons behind roof wear outs?

The roof can wear out due to the following reasons: 

  • Direct sun exposure
  • Algae growing on the roof
  • Severe weather conditions, etc.
Do all houses in the neighborhood experience similar damages via hail storms?

No, it’s not the case, as hail storm behaves differently within the same locality. Also, the damage done via hail storm depends upon the age of the roof.

Is it hard to fix a leaking roof?

Well, it depends upon the following factors, such as:

  • The reason behind leakage
  • The age of the roof
  • The intensity of the damage, etc. 

If the issue is minor and related to flashing or shingles, it may be resolved faster.

However, if it is related to the roof’s age, the process might take longer.

Do I need to replace the wood present under my shingles?

If you see any sign of water damage, it may require replacement.

What kind of roof should I choose for my house?

Your decision should depend on the following factors: 

  • Cost
  • Durability
  • Material 
For how long can a roofing system last?

An average roofing system can last for almost 20 years.

What services do you provide for home energy audits?

Our services include:

1: Thermal Camera Inspection

2: Attic Insulation Inspection

2: Crawlspace/Basement Inspection

How much does it cost to install a new roofing system?

It depends on the following things:

  • Market cost
  • Project size
  • Involved materials
  • House’s architecture
  • Contractor involved
Should I completely replace my roof if it is leaking?

It is not necessary to replace it altogether, as it depends on the amount of damage done. If it’s minimum, only repairing would be required. But if the damage is huge, it might need a complete replacement.

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