No matter where you are in the country, the demand for solar energy is on the rise. Here in Massachusetts, there’s an initiative to get the Bay State to a million solar roofs. 30 other states are doing similar things, in the form of homeowner tax credits and more.
An increase in the number of homeowners who want rooftop solar installed means more need for solar installation services. If you’re already established in the industry, it’s time to gear up for a coming boom of business. If you’re new to the solar installation industry, you want to prepare your business to be as profitable as possible. Either way, let’s talk about what it the most affluent business niche the solar installation professional can focus on: solar installations on slate roofs.
Why is Installing Solar on Slate Such a Profitable Niche?
Slate roofs have a reputation for being difficult to work on. This is because if you impact one of those slate roofing tiles in just the right way, it can shatter practically like glass. Inadvertent chips, cracks, and breaks are very common – resulting in an irate homeowner and expensive repairs.
The trick to working on slate successfully is careful, precise measurement – for each and every mounting hole that needs to be drilled. This is why solar installation on slate roofs takes so long – making the profit margins on the job so thin it might not be worth your while.
Until now. The Solar Slate Plate, designed by a solar professional for solar professionals and manufactured in the USA, is a tool that cuts the typical installation times for solar on slate in half. Now the job that was barely making you any money is wildly profitable. And because few solar installation companies are able to work on slate roofs, you can charge a premium fee for this service. Your profits just grew a little bit more!