“I’d love to have solar panels installed on my house, but I’ve been told it’s impossible because I have a slate roof. Is that true?”
As a solar installation company in the North Shore, this is a question we encounter a lot. Why? Reason number one: there are a good amount of slate roofs locally. These durable, attractive roofs make the best use of regional building materials. Slate roofs will last hundreds of years, unchanging and untouched by events going on around them.
So why are people with slate roofs being told they can’t have solar panels installed? Well, perhaps counterintuitively, slate tiles are surprisingly fragile. If they’re not handled in the right way, these stone tiles can crack, shatter and break when the mounting holes needed to install the solar system are drilled. Doing the job the right way can take a lot of time, which means the job’s not profitable for the typical solar installation company.
The Solar Slate Plate means You Can Have Solar Installed On Your Home
However, there are solar installation companies that use the Solar Slate Plate. This innovative tool eliminates the risk to slate roofing tiles while simultaneously making it fast and simple to do the installation job properly. Designed by a solar installation professional for solar installation professionals, the Solar Slate Plate is making it possible for every homeowner to have solar installed.
When choosing a solar installation company for your North Shore home, talk to them about their experience working with slate roofs. Have they done this type of installation before? Can they provide references? Not every solar installation company will be able to answer these questions affirmatively, but those providers who use the Solar Slate Plate can say yes with confidence.