Meadowlark Energy, a home performance contractor, and Neighborhood Roofing, a family-run roofing contractor, are partnering to install a local home’s new roof with a unique solar shingle developed by Dow Solar in Midland, Michigan.
The owners of the home, located in Ann Arbor’s Old West Side neighborhood, were pioneers of solar in the late ‘70’s, and badly needed a new roof. With the installation of this new product, their new roof will not only keep the elements at bay, but will also generate electricity. Connected to the grid, this home will feed power back during times of excess production. “This is a great solution for our client, who had first generation solar panels on a previous home” notes Meadowlark Energy President, Doug Selby.
Working with Dow, Meadowlark Energy is a certified installer of the Dow Powerhouse™ Solar Shingle, designed to combine the benefits of solar technology with the durability and performance of a roof tile. “This is a nice product if you’re interested in making your house more efficient and are re-roofing anyway. Retrofitting for efficiency comes first, but if you have to re-roof anyway, this can move the solar up in the staging process for an efficient home” said Selby.
The Dow Powerhouse™ Solar Shingle is a dual-functioning system that is certified as both a roofing and solar product and built to withstand rain, hail and wind. This product is eligible for a 30% federal tax credit and will return money to the homeowner over the life of the product.
The home, located at 224 Eight Street, Ann Arbor, will be undergoing the installation of the new shingles on September 26th– 27th “We are excited to bring this product to Ann Arbor as it fits in with Meadowlark’s mission to make buildings work better in our community,” says Selby. If you are interested in stopping by and seeing this installation please RSVP to Doug Selby at 734-262-0825 so that we can ensure safe conditions while you are there.
About Meadowlark Energy
Meadowlark Energy provides full energy analysis, energy retrofit services, and building repair work for existing buildings. We are a one-call solution to fix problems in buildings and make them more comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient. Meadowlark is one of three contractors in Michigan that are Building Performance Institute (BPI) Accredited Contractors. www.MeadowlarkEnergy.com
About Neighborhood Roofing Co.
At Neighborhood Roofing, we understand that a home is your most important investment. Fully licensed and insured in the state of Michigan, and with AAA ratings from the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s list, we offer most roofing options and outstanding customer service. Family owned and operated since 1976. www.Neighborhoodroofing.com
About Dow Powerhouse™ Solar Shingles
The DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle is a first-of-its kind solar roofing product, developed to combine the benefits of solar technology with the durability and performance of traditional roofing materials. It is designed to install, look and function in a way that has never been done before. POWERHOUSE is reinventing the roof with a new generation of homeowners looking for a smart, renewable way to power their homes without compromising the home’s aesthetics. www.DowPowerhouse.com
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