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Is Solar Viable?

Posted by Kyle Clausen on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 11:53 AM



In a word, 'Yes', it is viable for you! Solar energy is, forgive the pun, a hot topic. When I first got into the roofing business 38 years ago, I was working with a consultant to help my transition into ownership. I asked him how important accounting was to the business. He asked me a few questions, heard my answers, and then said, "You don't even know the right questions to ask about accounting, you’ll have to start from the beginning.”
If you are considering solar on the roof of your business, my goal is to help start the process and get you 'asking the right questions'.

The best time to consider installing solar on your building is in conjunction with or right after you have a new roof installed. Why? Most solar systems last 25 to 35 years or more, and removing and reinstalling a solar system for a reroofing project is challenging and expensive. Plus, you have downtime for your solar energy production.

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Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Posted by Kyle Clausen on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 @ 03:57 PM

 

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What Stage is My Roof At?

Posted by Kyle Clausen on Thu, Aug 03, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

What stage is your roof at?  Most important, of course, is what you can do to prolong the life of your roof, no matter what life stage it's in! What you can do to extend the life of your roof depends on what part of the cycle it is currently at. Let's look at the stages in the cycle of a roof and look at how we can prolong each stage and put off the a new roof for as long as you can.

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What You Need to Know About Snow Load on Your Roof!

Posted by Kyle Clausen on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 03:28 PM

 

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Topics: Snow Removal

Do I Need A New Roof?

Posted by Kyle Clausen on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 03:54 PM

 

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Don't Get Burned by the Heating Penalty

Posted by Kyle Clausen on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 @ 03:14 PM

Beware of the Heating Penatly

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Topics: Black or White Roof?

Is My Roof OK?

Posted by Kyle Clausen on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

 

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World's Greatest Roof System

Posted by Kyle Clausen on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 06:00 AM

 

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Topics: Roof Systems

White Roof or Black?

Posted by Destry Powers on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 02:04 PM


 

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Topics: Black or White Roof?

Flat Roof Snow Removal: Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Kyle Clausen on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

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Topics: Snow Removal

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