- on November 22, 2023
- 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 November 21, 2022
Stephen Vezina, owner, and operator of TreeTop Solar, Inc. in Nova Scotia, Canada, was intrigued by RT-APEX with AlphaSeal™ from the first time he saw it. “It was a brand-new product from Roof Tech at that time,” he said, “so we decided to give it a try,” Vezina explained that RT-APEX was the first rail-less mounting product his company ever used, and the results were impressive.
- on January 11, 2022
Annual temperatures in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, range from a high of 90°F in summer to a low of -40°F in mid-winter. With such extreme fluctuations in weather, solar installers in that region require mounting solutions that are impervious to these changes. Kevin Hartmetz, who joined BLDG Electric in 2015 and became a full partner in 2018, manages all estimating for the company’s projects. “We first got into solar in 2017 when one of our residential customers had been working with a solar contractor and asked us to take over the job,” he said. “Shortly after, we discovered that the RT-MINI was available at our wholesaler, and we decided to try it.”
- 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.