- 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 May 17, 2022
In 2017, Cesar Cruz, Director and Principal of Voltaic Solaire was searching for a way to install solar panels on a home where the roof had double shingles. “We knew we couldn’t use regular flashing on that project because it would entail lifting up the shingles,” he said. “We heard that CED Greentech in New Jersey was the only nearby source for Roof Tech products, so we decided to order a few.” After trying out RT-MINI, Cruz immediately realized that his installers would never again have to lift another shingle. Since then, Voltaic Solaire has used RT-MINI exclusively on more than 400 residential installations.
- 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 December 06, 2021
In late 2018, Joe and Mike put their idea into action. They rented a U-Haul® truck and trailer and installed a demo roof on the trailer with four solar panels featuring RT-APEX, Roof Tech’s rail-less residential roof mount featuring AlphaSeal™ Technology. It was the launch of the first RT-APEX Roadshow.
- 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.