GAF is happy to present Episode 002 of the Contractor's Corner Podcast! On Contractor's Corner we talk to roofing professionals about what's driving their business. The podcast is hosted by Don Kilcoyne and features interviews with contractors as well as experts on topics of use to contractors. Join the discussion in the comments section, subscribe wherever it is you listen to podcasts, and email your questions and comments to ContractorsCorner@gaf.com.
This episode features Amy Ochsenreiter, a GAF product manager responsible for the DecoTech Solar Roofing system, who provided us with a kind of "Solar 101" crash course.
Amy has been traveling the country talking to contractors about the emerging solar roofing market. If you have a question about solar, chances are good that Amy has answered it for somebody already. Amy gives an overview of the business and explains some of the opportunites and chllenges facing roofers who plan to transition into solar. In addition to discussing concepts such as net metering, SRECs, and the permitting process, Amy addresses the biggest solar question of all: how does a roofing contractor know if getting into solar is a good business decision?
(1:05) Basic questions
(4:02) Educational resources
(6:54) Net metering
(7:55) "Should I be in solar?"
(14:16) First steps and red flags
(16:06) StainGuard Plus
(16:58) Surprising questions
(18:04) Solar in winter
(20:16) The future of solar
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