Switching to solar energy is one of the easiest ways to reduce your family’s carbon footprint, lower your monthly energy bills, and help the planet. Most people don’t take much convincing to make the change, but for homeowners who have a slate roof, that hasn’t been the case.
Slate roof tiles are made out of stone. They’re durable and fireproof, but they need to be handled with care. Sudden impact or stress in the wrong spot can result in cracked or damaged slate roofing tiles, and nobody wants that. For this reason, until now, solar installation on slate roofs in Wilmington was a very slow, careful, labor-intensive, expensive process.
But now, things are different. The demand for solar installation on solar roofs has been so great that an innovative new solar installation system has been invented. The Solar Slate Plate was designed by slate roofing specialists, who know how to work with stone safely. When used properly, the Solar Slate Plate can cut the time it takes to install a solar system on slate roofs in half.
Sometimes people are worried that a solar system is too heavy to add to their roof. In most cases, if your roof is strong enough to support slate tiles, it’s going to be able to carry the additional weight of a solar array without difficulty. The Solar Slate Plate is a useful system because it minimizes the amount of infrastructure needed to secure the solar panels: after using the jig to drill necessary holes, small brackets screw into place to anchor your solar panels in place.
Obviously, if you have a slate roof, you have a high value home, and you want to protect its value, beauty and integrity. If you have questions about how a solar system can safely and affordably be mounted on your roof, without damaging your slate tiles, give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.