Interest in solar energy has never been higher than it is right now. But if your home has a slate roof, you may be hesitant to make the switch. A common question is: Can you put solar panels on a slate roof.
The answer to this question has always been yes. The ability to install solar on a slate roof has always existed. However, for a long period of time, the complications involved with installing solar on slate has made the job cost-prohibitive for many homeowners.
Now, however, times have changed. An exciting advancement in the solar installation world – designed by a solar installation professional for other solar installation professionals – has made the process of installing solar panels on a slate roof much easier, faster, and profitable.
Here’s what you need to know: slate roofing tiles are very fragile and when you try to drill holes in the wrong places, they break. Broken roofing tiles equals one really unhappy homeowner. No one wants the homeowner unhappy, so solar installation crews were forced to work very slowly and carefully when installing solar on slate. Slow and careful is also expensive. The better option is fast and careful.
Fast and careful solar installation on slate roofs is now possible with the invention of the Solar Slate Plate. This innovative tool eliminates all of the guesswork and measuring out of solar installations on slate. The installation crew has the proper position for drilling holes identified rapidly and consistently. The risk of chipped, shattered, cracked, or damaged roofing tiles goes down tremendously while crews can work at their normal profitable pace.
Using the Solar Slate Plate is a simple, straightforward process for most experienced solar installers. It generally takes less than an afternoon to train an entire crew how to use the Solar Slate Plate. The Solar Slate Plate is priced to be realistic for the independent contractor to purchase for his or her organization.