Outdoor Creations Answers Questions About Solar Energy

Generate Your Own Clean Energy with Solar, Identical Energy with Lower Energy Bills

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2023

Fred Chain and Christian Nicks at Outdoor Creations provide high-quality sustainable roofing and solar products with the greatest value and warranties.

Fred Chain and Christian Nicks at Outdoor Creations provide high-quality sustainable roofing and solar products with the greatest value and warranties.

With the new year comes the three Rs: resolutions, reinvention, and roofs. Didn’t know about that last one? Read on, and you will. While many people are creating resolutions to reinvent their health or outlook on life, some are looking to reinvent their homes or businesses. And a way that they can do this is by transforming their traditional shingle roof to a new solar paneled roof.
Are you ready to own your own electricity? With a lot of information out there about solar roofs, but to keep it simple and easy to understand, we asked Co-owners Christian Nicks, Jake Nicks and Fred Chain of Outdoor Creations Roofing & Solar, a Broken Arrow company that serves the greater Tulsa area, a few questions to help those interested in sustainability and green energy.

What should people know when choosing a company to install solar panels?

When considering solar, people should consider that the roof could be damaged by an electrician. But when selecting a contractor, such as us, we make sure the roof isn’t compromised because of solar installation. We have been installing roofs for 10 years. We make the process simple for you to find out if adding solar to your home will be a benefit to your home.

What kind of structure is best suited for solar panels?

Any roof on any structure is a potential match for solar. However, if there’s a south-facing direction we can install panels that will maximize output. Also, there are ground mount options for people who have the space, but don’t want it on the roof; or there is no south-facing direction.

Are there any tax incentives for installing solar panels to an existing structure?

There is currently a federal tax credit of 30% of the total system price for customers who go solar until 2032. Tax credit applies to your total job including the combination of both your new roof (if a new roof is needed) and solar installation. Additionally, for qualified buyers, we can finance both your new roof and solar into one package, so you receive the full 30% tax credit for the entire package. Individuals who are purchasing a new home can also bundle their new solar into their home loan and receive their tax credit.

Does your company install solar panels on commercial buildings?

We partner with the Right People to make commercial solar available as well. Tax incentives also apply to commercial.

How long does it take to install?

Once permits are acquired, which can take 30 to 45 days, installation usually takes anywhere from 1 to 3 days, depending on the size of the system. After installation, both the electric company and City will have to complete their inspections. Roofs take only 1 to 2 days.

Is there any warranty with your installation?

There is a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty on solar panel degradation and their components, so customers can rest assured that they won’t have any issues. Also, the life span of panels is anywhere from 40 to 50 years.

Cost Estimates?

Cost estimates are based on your home’s kilowatt hours (KWh) usage. Christian and Fred can give you a firm estimate within 15 minutes, either by phone or in person. You will need to provide your last 12-months KWh usage, they will look up your home online, and determine how much cost-cutting solar will provide you. You can go with partial or whole home solar; either choice will save you money and qualify for the tax credit.

Who is installing solar?

Christian and Fred said their customers come from all demographics…from teachers, healthcare, and retired…people who want to save on their ever-increasing utility bills are installing solar.

Outdoor Creations Roofing & Solar not only provides solar panels and Euroshield extra-durable and long-lasting sustainable roofing products and installation, they also sell generators and batteries to support your energy independence needs.

More information and free estimates are a phone call away at (918) 404-5996, or visit our websites: for solar savings estimates, tap www.TheLocalSolarPro.com; for your roofing needs tap www.TheLocalRoofer.com.

Amazing Facts About Solar Energy

  • Over the past 10 years, solar installation has decresed by 60%, encouraging growth in the industry.
  • California leads in the U.S. with the most solar production. As of 2022, 32% of electricity production was solr.
  • Solar panels do not need direct sunlight to charge. Even on a cloudy day, they are still 70% effective.
  • Winter is an even better time to venefit from solar energy because the snow reflects the sunlight, helping the panels to capture more of it.
  • Once established, the maintenance costs are minimal compred to conventional power-producing methods.

These facts were provided by MindsetEco at www.mindseteco.co

Plan now for summer. Installing solar panels now will help you get a head start on reducing expensive summer utility costs.


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