Being put on pause has hurt all kinds of businesses, including solar installation companies. But there’s nothing we can do about the downtime except make the most of it. One way to use this time is to build your professional skills in order to expand the type of services you can offer local homeowners.
What’s the Issue with Solar on Slate?
Homeowners who have slate roofs love them. They’re durable, fire-proof, and with the proper maintenance, they should last forever. You’ll see slate roofs most often on affluent family homes. These homes are often older, although there are some new construction homes with slate roofs.
The issue with slate roofs is that while the roof is durable, individual slate roofing tiles are not. They’re particularly fragile along the edges, where the stone is thinner. Damage most often takes the form of chips, cracks, or splits in the tile. When a slate roofing tile is damaged, it will need to be repaired or replaced. Either option costs money, which does not make the homeowner happy.
For this reason, solar installation on slate roofs has traditionally been a slow, labor-intensive process. The crew moves really carefully to avoid damaging the slate roofing tiles, measuring for every single hole that has to be drilled – and there are typically dozens of holes involved in the typical installation. It takes forever.
The Solar Slate Plate is the tool that makes installing solar on slate quick and simple for your team. During this down time, you can teach your team how to use the Solar Slate Plate in less than a day. They’ll appreciate how the Solar Slate Plate eliminates all of the measuring and guesswork out of installing solar on slate.
Taking the time to learn how to use the Solar Slate Plate now will help your company be better prepared to go back to work when the pause is done. Boost revenue by capturing the solar on slate installation business in your local market.