When you’re running a small business, time is money. You want your crew productive and efficient. We get it. But here’s one instance where taking a little time to do some training – less than half a day! – can really increase your money-making capabilities.
We’re talking about teaching your crew how to install solar on slate roofs. Now some of you may already have your hands up saying NO WAY. Conventional wisdom says installing solar on slate is labor intensive, time consuming and just not profitable. There’s too much risk of damaging the slate roofing tiles and upsetting the homeowner.
If you think that way, you’re missing out on some of the most lucrative solar installation jobs out there. Think about this for a minute. People who have slate roofs on their home tend to be affluent. Not a lot of solar installation companies work on slate roofs. If you’re able to provide these affluent homeowners with a service not many other professionals provide you can charge a price that’s high enough to make the job truly profitable.
How’s this happen? You use the Solar Slate Plate. Designed by solar installation professionals for solar installation professionals, the Solar Slate Plate simplifies the installation process significantly. By quickly and reliably identifying exactly where mounting holes need to be drilled on the roofing tile, the Solar Slate Plate eliminates the need for measuring – or guessing! Even better, the risk of damaging, cracking, chipping, or breaking tiles goes way, way down when your crew uses the Solar Slate Plate.
We’ve found that most solar installation crews are hands-on learners. That’s why the Solar Slate Plate is easy to use and understand right from the get go. Demonstrate to your team how to use the tool and let them try it out. Most teams get it in less than an hour and are comfortable using the Solar Slate Plate within the day.