Here's how you can order Tesla's new Solar Roof

Tesla’s Solar Roof is now available for preorder.

The company began taking preorders for its smooth black glass shingles and the textured glass shingles on Wednesday. Tesla said it will begin installations in the US this year and in other countries in 2018.

The Tuscan and French Slate shingles should become available by early 2018.

To help people figure out how much it will cost to install a Tesla Solar Roof on their home, the company rolled out a Solar Roof calculator.

The calculator uses information like the size of the roof, the average local price of electricity, and how much sunlight a neighbourhood receives during a year to calculate the price.

All you have to do is go to Tesla’s website, enter your home address, the square footage of your home, and how many stories your house has to get a price estimate for the Solar Roof.

The calculator will also show you how much you will save over 30 years.

If you decide the futuristic roof is for you, you can secure your order with a $US1,000 deposit. The payment is fully refundable until you enter into an installation agreement with Tesla.

You can also opt to purchase a Powerwall, which is Tesla’s rechargeable home battery, during your checkout.

The company will handle everything during the installation process including the removal of your existing roof through design, permitting, installation, operations, and maintenance of your new Solar Roof.

Installation should take about 5 to 7 days, which is how long a normal roof takes to install.

You can read more about Tesla’s Solar Roof here.

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