When you’re a small business owner, there’s a lot of pressure on you. There’s always bills, your crew expects to be paid, and if you’re in a competitive market, it can be tough to ensure there’s always a next job to go to.
Now let me ask you something: of all of the solar installations you did last year, how many were on slate roofs? If you’re like the majority of independent solar installers, that answer is probably zero.
That’s because there’s a lot of myths and misconceptions about doing solar installations on slate roofs. People say it takes too long – people say you can’t make money – but they’re wrong! They’re wrong because they don’t know about the Solar Slate Plate.
The Solar Slate Plate is a tool designed by a solar installation professional for other solar installation professionals. Easy to use on the roof without impeding workflow, the Solar Slate Plate cuts the typical installation time for a slate roof in almost half.
How does the Solar Slate Plate save so much time?
The challenge of working on a slate roof is the fragile nature of slate roofing tiles. While slate will resist weather and fire damage practically forever, hit one in the wrong spot or misjudge where to drill a hole and they split, shatter and chip.
The only way to counter the fragile nature of slate roofing tiles is to work very carefully. This meant measuring precisely for each and every screw hole that needs to be drilled throughout the installation process – a slow process that drives up labor costs.
The Solar Slate Plate eliminates the need for careful measurement while safely and reliably locating the exact location holes can be drilled safely without damaging the slate tiles. This makes the installation process much faster – so much so that slate roof installations become a highly profitable job.