POWERHOUSE™ For Homebuilders
Are you a homebuilder? Do you want to make more money per home built and sold? RGS POWERHOUSE™ provides homebuilders with a unique opportunity: 3.0 solar shingles. When you choose POWERHOUSE™ for your customers’ solar roofing, you get solar technology that easily integrates with asphalt roofing for a seamless, visually stunning roof. What’s more, you can offer solar roofing as a part of the home building process. This increases the values of the home, which means you can sell the homes you build for more.
What Are Solar Roof Shingles?
RGS POWERHOUSE™ offers solar shingles that are photovoltaic (PV). This is similar technology to the solar panels that you have seen on the roofs of homes across the nation. In comparison, solar roof tiles integrate with the asphalt roofing instead of needing a metal rack to mount to the roof of the home. No longer do you have to wait for the roof to be installed on the home before installing the solar technology. Solar roofing shingles can be installed with the roof. The shingles are called Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV). The beauty of solar roof shingles is that you can add them to your home builds and spend little-to-no extra money on installation labor.
How Can Solar Shingles Help My Homebuilding Business?
First, ask yourself how many homebuilders there are in your area. If you do your research, you will most likely find a handful. In some cities, there are dozens of homebuilders, from solo operations to nationally funded operations. Whether you build one house at a time or entire subdivisions, you can take advantage of the POWERHOUSE 3.0 solar shingles.
When it comes to homebuilders, they all promise the same thing as you do. Quality-assurance, expert experience, and unrivaled reputation. This is great! At RGS POWERHOUSE™, we say the same thing about our company. But do you want to know what sets us apart? Our products. We manufacturer the highest-quality solar roofing tiles on the market. The homebuilders that work with us are selling more custom homes and earning more due to the ability to offer an eco-friendly alternative to energy consumption — and it’s built directly into the homebuilding package.
If you want to rise above your competition, sell more homes, and be a household name, you need to be on the cutting-edge of technology. You can do that with RGS POWERHOUSE 3.0 solar shingles. Distinguish yourself from the market. Get started with us today!
Why Should I Offer My Customers Solar Roofing Shingles?
Solar technology is quickly advancing. Starting with solar panels, RGS Energy spent 40-plus years in the industry. Now, solar shingles are the future. Backed by the Dow Chemical Company, RGS POWERHOUSE™ is the exclusive domestic and international distributor of the 3.0 solar shingles. With all this being said, solar technology is an opportunity to grow your business into an industry most homebuilders are ignoring right now. It’s too much of a risk in their eyes. You can be one of the few in the market actually offering a solar roof tile that works. Here are some other reasons why you should include solar roofing shingle systems into your home build projects:
Solar Shingles Function Like A Regular Roof
A big concern that homeowners have with solar technology is the functionality. Will the solar tech be bulky and a hazard during storms? Solar roofing shingles answer that concern directly. They’re installed with asphalt roofing, integrating into the roofing system. Furthermore, solar roof tiles have been rated to withstand wind up to 200 mph.
Adds Solar Power To Homes
The POWERHOUSE™ solar shingle system provides clean energy to homeowners once installed. Many home buyers are looking for solar technology on homes, but they aren’t fond of the bulky solar panel systems. Not only can you add integrated solar shingles to your homes, but you can capture home buyers in the solar market.
Eliminates Utility Bills
Solar technology has been able to reduce or even eliminate traditional energy costs for homeowners. Instead of paying outrageous energy prices through a utility company, solar roofing shingles offer an alternative to energy production and consumption. This is a huge selling point for home buyers.
Improves Eco-Friendly Living
As the market becomes more concerned with the environment, it’s imperative that you meet them with a product they can trust. The POWERHOUSE™ solar shingle systems are backed by the Dow Chemical Company and have been installed on over 1,000 homes across the nation already. When you offer a solar technology that’s proven to work and readily available for your home buyer, it’s hard to say no.
Enhances Curb Appeal
When you look at solar panel systems, what do you think? We agree that solar panels are bulky and cumbersome. They don’t do much to add to the home’s curb appeal. Fortunately, solar technology is advancing at a quick rate, and solar roofing tiles have been designed to function like a regular roof, provide clean energy, and add a visually stunning appeal to the homes you build.
Increases Home Value
Very few individual home features increase home value like the POWERHOUSE™solar shingle. Not only do you get the equivalent of an asphalt roof, but you also add the ability to produce clean energy. As a homebuilder, you are able to easily add solar shingle systems to your projects, increasing the value of the home with little-to-no extra time or effort.
Tax Incentives And Rebates
As a part of a federal tax credit, homeowners that install a solar roof can claim up to 30 percent in tax credit toward their solar purchase. This means that you can help your home buyers build the home of their dreams, provide them with clean energy, and reduce the cost of their solar technology all in one project.
You know that homeowners prefer to be unique. They want something that sets them apart from the rest of their neighbors. It doesn’t have to be something huge, because they don’t want to be
Building Homes with Solar Technology
As a homebuilder, you have a lot of responsibility. You’re running projects, managing subcontractors, and earning your profit. We get it! What if you could increase your profit per home by offering an upgrade that costs you little-to-nothing in time, and you can cover the upgrade within the cost of the home? RGS POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 solar shingles can provide you with a way to increase your profits per home built and help positively impact the environment. Stop avoiding solar technology, and start winning more home buyers. Offer them exactly what they want and more.
Solar technology offers numerous benefits. RGS POWERHOUSE™ solar shingle systems provide you with the ability to leverage the following benefits:
RGS POWERHOUSE™ is excited to offer affordable solar shingles to homebuilders. What’s more, you can cover the cost of the solar technology within the home project. This means that your home buyers get what they want, and you can secure more profit.
POWERHOUSE 3.0 solar shingles integrate with asphalt roofing, which makes them easy to install. Whether you decide to get your roofers to become recognized POWERHOUSE™ installers, or you become one yourself, the time it takes to include these solar roofing tiles is next to nothing.
Our solar shingles are easily integrated with asphalt roofing. Using flashing and horseshoe connectors, our shingles can be attached and installed with asphalt roofing with ease. The time it takes to install an asphalt roof and an asphalt roof with POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles is similar.
Attracts More Buyers
How many home buyers ask about solar power when they approach you to buy a home? Have you ever considered the benefit to your sales process being able to offer solar technology as a built-in offer, not a third party upgrade? It’s common for homebuilders to stay away from solar due to the resistance toward price and the investment needed to install. However, it can be a huge benefit when you inform your potential buyers that you offer POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles as a part of your package. More potential buyers will choose you due to the fact that you offer a technology that no other homebuilder provides in your area.
Make More Money
When you are the only homebuilder in your market providing solar technology, you win more customers. It’s that simple. You can make more per home built and sold when you offer solar technology to your potential home buyers. Furthermore, those still making a decision on which homebuilder to choose can be swayed with the fact that you simply offer more, including solar roof technology, than their alternatives. This leads to you making more sales and more money.
Distinguishes You From Competition
How many other homebuilders are in your area? How often do you encounter potential home buyers that choose your competitor over one or two differing features? It’s advantageous to offer a product like POWERHOUSE 3.0 solar shingles that increases the home’s value substantially. Also, you will be one of the only home builders to offer solar roofing options to your potential home buyers. It’s hard to say no to that type of value proposition.
Common Solar Technology Concerns
Home buyers are making a huge decision when they choose to either purchase a home or build their own. The entire process is filled with thousands of small decisions that culminate in purchasing a home. As a homebuilder, it’s best to be prepared for common concerns that home buyers may bring to the conversation. Here are some home buyer concerns with solar technology and how RGS POWERHOUSE™ addresses them:
Will My Roof Support Solar Technology?
Yes! RGS POWERHOUSE™ solar shingle systems are no heavier than asphalt shingles, and they easily integrate with your roofing system. In fact, they take little-to-no textra time to install, which means you don’t have to wait months to have your solar panels installed on your roof.
How Much Do Solar Shingles Cost?
Solar technology has advanced so much so that the price to purchase has dropped significantly. Depending on the size of the roof and the energy needed to power the home, the price for POWERHOUSE™ solar shingle system can be determined. Furthermore, the 30 percent federal tax credit is available in all 50 states for solar roof installation.
How Efficient Are Solar Roof Shingles?
Just as efficient, if not more, as solar panels. The advancement of solar technology has lead to needing less surface area to capture and convert sunlight into usable power in the home. Also, efficiency is going to be determined by the number of shingles, roof position, and energy use.
How Are Solar Shingles Maintained?
Due to the interlocking system, solar shingles are relatively easy to maintain. They provide shingle installers easy replacement and repair options.
Why Choose RGS POWERHOUSE™?
RGS POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles are backed by the Dow Chemical Company, as well as being the exclusive domestic and international manufacturer and distributor of the product. Furthermore, we’ve been America’s Original Solar Company™ since 1978. Homebuilders will find that working with POWERHOUSE™ will only improve and expand their business into the solar industry.
Current POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle Installations?
POWERHOUSE™ has 1,000-plus solar shingle systems installed across the nation, producing power for homes. Our product is in its third generation and ready for homebuilders to take advantage of the affordable product to make more money with each home they build and sell.
The POWERHOUSE™ solar shingle system comes with a 25-year power-production warranty, as well as a 12-year product warranty.
With more than 25,000 solar power systems installed across the nation, we’re your community-focused solar provider. Whether you’re building three houses annually or hundreds over the next decade, we can help you offer solar roofing shingles to your potential home buyers. RGS Energy has more than 40 years of experience in the solar industry, and we’re here to help you do more with your homebuilding business.