- on November 22, 2023
- on August 14, 2023
Every day, more homeowners are discovering the economic and climate-friendly benefits of investing in rooftop PV systems. As a result, residential solar installers across the nation are responding with innovative solutions that deliver greater efficiency and lasting value.
- on April 09, 2023
With interest rates on the rise, the cost of financing new solar systems has gone up, so installers have to be even smarter about choosing products. Read this month's blog to learn how Solar Power NW's founder, Ryan Lingenfelder, lowers his cost with the RT-APEX.
- on March 14, 2023
The temperature in Ontario has extreme variations through the seasons. “We can get extreme cold, down to -30°F in mid-winter, up to a very humid 95°F in summer,” said Boone, “so the butyl rubber on RT-MINI makes it a great choice for us. With RT-MINI, our installers never have to mess around with a caulking gun up on the roof to seal mounting hardware, they simply attach RT-MINI and the seal is secure.” He added, “I can’t imagine ever going back to the old way. RT-MINI II is our go-to mounting product now.”
- on July 28, 2022
Ensolar owners first discovered Roof Tech’s RT-MINI in 2019. Vazquez explained that they initially used traditional flashing to install solar panels on their first two jobs, but soon things changed for the better. “Our distributor, CED Greentech, asked if I had ever tried RT-MINI,” Vazquez recalled. “We tried it on one job, and since then we’ve used RT-MINI exclusively on every installation we’ve done.”
- on November 09, 2021
What installers need to know about the impact of Ice dams and how to protect the roof. Because roofing is always exposed to the elements, winter weather varies with heating and cooling cycles that cause snow and ice to melt on sunny days and re-freeze at night, creating ice dams on the eaves and in roof “valleys”. Mike Dunlap explained that building codes require roofers to install a special ice and water shield in these areas to protect against ice dams.
- on May 11, 2021
Hays Energy Operations Manager Keiana Kavanaugh first learned about Roof Tech in 2017 while working for another company, and she immediately recognized the benefits of RT-MINI.
- on May 17, 2020
Butyl rubber was first developed in the early 1930s, and its traditional applications are pool linings, flexible flashing for construction and lining tubeless tires. It has a unique combination of barrier properties, such as high damping, resistance to ozone,