Roofing contractors have a tremendous opportunity to capitalize
on the rapidly growing rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system
installation business. Although the massive growth of PV system
installations is by itself a compelling reason to consider
expanding into the market, it is important to note solar systems
have a 30-year productive life but a majority of them have been
installed on roofs with only five to 15 years of remaining life.
This is an opportunity for PV-knowledgeable roofing professionals
to perform removal and reinstallation services for solar arrays
along with necessary roof system replacement or repairs.
Typical PV system removal and replacement costs can be
significant, and repairing or replacing a roof system featuring PV
components offers considerably more opportunities.
Roofing contractors have a distinct competitive advantage over
electrical and solar contractors. Once a contractor learns the
electrical aspects of PV system installation, they mostly are
replicable from job to job, but roofing obstacles vary from one
building to the next and often present challenges to contractors
who do not have a...
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