This past year Professional Roofing Contractors, Inc. installed a Solar System on their warehouse roof on Holland St. behind their office at 111 Deery St. It is the first solar system that has been connected to the TVA Grid within the Shelbyville Power Company’s System.This past year, Professional Roofing Contractors, Inc installed Solar System on their warehouse roof on Holland Street, behind their main office at 111 Deery Street. It is the first solar system that has been connected to the TVA Grid within the Shelbyville Power Company's System.
Larry Price, President of Professional Roofing Contractors, Inc., said that they have been looking at getting into solar for several years and finally took the opportunity this past year to participate in the benefits of a solar installation. We had recently re-roofed the warehouse with a white single-ply TPO and now was the right time to install a new solar system since the roofing and solar system have about the same lifespan. Roofs are warrantied for 20 years, while the solar system is warrantied for 25 years and the life expectancy of a roof is about 25 years.
The solar installation is a 50 KW system, which will generate about 68% of our office and warehouse annual power usage. Not only are we using clean energy, but we are able to take advantage of 30% tax credit on Federal Income Taxes, plus an acclerated depreciation write-off. With all of this in place, the payback is between 6-7 years on the solar system. This in itself was enough to convince us to make the investment, but the real extra incentive is that the solar production will pay for our new roof within 20 years as well.
We are now selling Solar Roof Installations to our roofing customers. We have two Solar Roofing Systems under construction now in Lewisburg as we re-roof two of their existing buildings. When we showed the numbers to our customer, he said "this proposal is slam dunk, I can't get this kind of return on any of my other investments".
Give Larry Price a call at 931-580-4076 to find out how solar roofing makes sense to you! You can also call Don Price or Jonathan Price in our office at 931-685-4076.