If you have your own solar installation business, you might think the word “No” would neve pass your lips when a homeowner asks “Can you put solar panels on my roof?” But when that homeowner has a slate roof, many installers throw up their hands and say “Sorry, no thanks!”
Why are you saying no to easy money? The reason many solar installers are skittish about working on slate roofs is because slate roofing tiles are notoriously easy to crack, chip, or split. Drilling installation holes on a slate roof can be a stressful nightmare – unless you know exactly where to drill the holes without causing any damage.
What’s the secret to installing solar on slate roof tiles?
The key to profitable solar installations on slate roofs is knowing exactly where to drill holes. You can do this with time-consuming precise measurement (assuming your crew is full of professionals who consistently measure things accurately) or, in the real world, where time is money and your crew has more important things to do than check the tape measure 15 times for every hole they have to drill, you can use the Solar Slate Plate.
Designed by a solar installation professional for solar installation professionals, the Solar Slate Plate completely eliminates the need to measure or guess where to drill mounting holes safely. It’s a simple to use tool that consistently, precisely, and quickly shows your crews where the holes need to be. On the typical job, use of the Solar Slate Plate cut installation time in more than half!
Why is installing solar on slate roofs so profitable?
As a business owner, you understand the law of supply and demand. If everyone is providing a service, the price for that service becomes extremely competitive. If you’ve ever had anyone underbid you on a solar installation job, you know how that works! But the supply of solar installers who work on slate roofs is relatively small. There’s less competition, which means your prices can be higher and your profits larger.