If you’re in the solar installation business, there’s next to no doubt that you’ve had a homeowner ask can you put solar panels on a slate roof. Many solar installation contractors say no because they personally don’t have the experience or know-how to do solar installations on a slate roof. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
What’s the Secret of Installing Solar Panels on a Slate Roof?
As we all know, solar panels are attached to mounting brackets, which are attached to the homeowner’s roof. And here’s where things get tricky. Attaching mounting brackets to a slate roof can be a slow, labor-intensive process that requires tons of measuring in order to drill screw holes for the mounting brackets into the slate roof. Extra care is required because when you drill a hole in the wrong place on a slate tile, you damage the slate.
Enter the Solar Slate Plate. Designed by a solar installation professional for solar installation professionals, the Solar Slate Plate completely eliminates all the measuring (and guesswork!) from slate roof installations. Using one simple, affordable tool, installing solar panels on slate roofs becomes a quick and efficient process.
When the Solar Slate Plate is used, drilling the screw holes for the mounting brackets becomes much faster. The rest of the installation can proceed in the normal way. The overall result is that installation times on slate roofs can be cut nearly in half, simply by using the Solar Slate Plate.
Is it difficult to learn how to use the Solar Slate Plate? The answer to that question is no, and we can say that because we’ve taught numerous crews how to use the Solar Slate Plate in less than half a day. We’ve priced the Solar Slate Plate to be realistic for the average small solar company owner to purchase – it’s a sensible investment when you realize the wealth of slate roof installation jobs available in your area.