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Old 04-26-2019, 01:15 AM   #5691 (permalink)
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I've always thought asphalt, sand, and fiberglass were fairly poor materials for a roof considering they last 30 years at best. Glass seems like it would hold up better.

A solar roof should replace the roof to cut down on the cost and complexity of it.

It's like a BBQ grill cover for your BBQ grill cover. Why do I need a cover for my cover? what protects the cover of the cover?

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With better batteries (hopefully it's coming soon) most would be incredible.
 
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The Jetfoiler is neat. I'd want mine in silver.

The VW hovercar would require specialized roads but they show it on unmodified city streets.

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I've always thought asphalt, sand, and fiberglass were fairly poor materials for a roof considering they last 30 years at best. Glass seems like it would hold up better.

A solar roof should replace the roof to cut down on the cost and complexity of it.
I installed 50 year warranty asphalt shingles on my new roof, under the solar panels.

Glass solar shingles seem like they have the opposite problem - the shingles probably will outlast the solar cells. And installing them is a bit of a pain - they have to sit on a set of light purlins, to allow for the wiring. This requires a reworking of the trim at the edges of the roof.
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I'm all metal roof.
It's recyclable.
Asphalt never again, unless it's going on my drive way.
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A roof probably ought to be fabricated at the factory to the exact specifications of the roof, and be delivered as a single installable units. It should be a continuous piece so there are no points for water to collect.

Perhaps if it's too tall to pass under bridges during shipping, it can be made into a couple shorter sections.

All of the interconnections should be built within the unit.
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That's exactly what I noticed.
Powerfull magnests in small streats, bellow the asphalt ??? Impossible and impossible...

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Perhaps if it's too tall to pass under bridges during shipping, it can be made into a couple shorter sections.
Flat panels and a ridge beam?

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