By Mikey Wiener and Corrina Roberts, QuickBOLT
With the COVID Pandemic in full force, more small businesses are shutting down than ever before. That’s why it’s especially important to cut costs where you can for your business, and increase your income.
In this article we’ll show you how to spend less time on each solar installation, which will allow you to take on more jobs, and do it all without sacrificing quality.
Adaptability and innovation are key to surviving the business world. Innovation is easiest achieved by revisiting problems. QuickBOLT revisits the problem of solar installation all the time.
At QuickBOLT we have never been shy about talking to our customers, about the good and especially the bad.
It would be easy to shut out the naysayers and people who disagree with our innovative products, but that’s where the magic happens. Those are the people with outside perspective, the people that are seeing our products differently.
Often they may not understand the product, the reason or need behind something we see as an improvement – like the Microflashing® – and simply need a more in-depth conversation about it. Other times, they have considered something we haven’t, and whenever that happens we introduce improvement to products.
This way, we are always improving our products and our customers can improve their installation methods as a result.
We’ve heard it time and time again: “I hate carrying around big, bulky flashing”, “I hate lifting shingles”, “I hate pulling out nails and leaving holes on roofs”. You’ve experienced sore backs and cut knuckles. Solar installation takes time, energy and is costly, but it doesn’t have to be.
Unlike traditional aluminum and other sheet metal flashings, you can install Microflashing® without lifting any shingles, and install in under 30 seconds.
At QuickBOLT, we have established ourselves as solar mounting innovators by finding solutions to your current, and even future problems. That’s why we introduced the Microflashing® in 2012, and changed the solar industry for the better.
As a business you’ll have to make the decision between learning new methods or sticking with the techniques your installers have already nailed (ha, pun). Being a 33+ year old company, we love our tried and true ways but never dismiss an opportunity to adapt.
Cut your installation time, increase the number of roofs you can do in a day, reduce the risk of voiding roof warranties, all while being fully code-compliant? Thousands of installers have happily jumped on the opportunity.
By eliminating extra materials, Microflashing® cuts down on cost AND weight in parts which makes your installers’ time on the roof way easier.
Always be improving, then keep on improving.
With Microflashing® we introduced a product that bucks the status quo, and then kept on improving it. We improved the design twice over since 2012.
First, we introduced the Low Profile QuickBOLT (seen above), then this past February we introduced the fastest and most efficient solar mounting system yet – the QB2 (seen below).
The original QuickBOLT and Low Profile QuickBOLT were already innovative, but we didn’t stop there. We improved the QB2 design to provide a hassle-free experience to save you time and energy on your installations.
Another installation cost are your tools. So many mounting kits require you to carry a number of different tools to mount them to the roof. We kept on hearing that complaint, so again we improved our product’s design.
You won’t have to worry about getting special tools and equipment for installing QB2.
We put in a Dual Drive Shoulder Screw (compatible with either a standard 1/2” Hex Nut Setter or a 6mm Hex Driver) so you can use the drive that works best with the rest of the components of your array.
Versatility is key to your success as installers, and it is key to our QB1 and QB2 mounting systems. Not only can they be installed to either Asphalt Shingle, TPO, or EPM roofs, but they are also compatible with 99% of the racking systems on the market.
Think about the hardware you use for each job, then think about all the different jobs you have. Think about your truck/van, then think about how much of a pain it is to organize all the different hardware for different roofs.
Ultimately, if you could carry fewer tools and materials, organize fewer mounting hardware variations, but still knock out the same or MORE roofs in a day wouldn’t you? We think so. We love the adage “less is more” because of how it supports those goals for our customers.
Our innovations have been aimed at decreasing the burden that installers feel so that they can get more out of their jobs.
A main feature of our QB2 design is actually – it has fewer features. The mounting kit is composed of only 3 parts versus QB1’s 4 parts.
You’re either getting off the job faster, or moving on to the next sooner. Whether you are a residential or commercial installer, or DIY master, QuickBOLT is the cost efficient solution for any type of solar mounting project.
Visit us on QuickBOLT.com for more info or give us call at (844) 671-6045
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