Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I do Solar when I buy my Roof?
It makes sense financially. 1. Financing options are better. 2. Your roof will pay for itself. 3. Both the roof and the solar will be cheaper because they share overhead costs. See also explanation of “Net Present Value”.ings and press "Manage Questions" button.
Why is the Roof cheaper when I buy Solar at the same time?
You are calling Solar an investment. Why wouldn’t I just invest in the stock market?
This seems too good to be true, why isn’t everyone else doing this?
What is the “payback period” for Solar?
The “payback period”gives you a concrete way to grasp that your solar is worth the cost. If you pay cash, the payback period for solar tends to be around 6 years depending on your usage and your system (see blue lines in graph above). When adding solar with a new roof, however, this payback period can be immediate when you finance with no money down (see "Financing- Payback" equation above left). Since your solar roof pays you, we find it can also be helpful to measure it in investment terms, like “Net Present Value” (see FAQ question on NPV).
What is Net Present Value (NPV)?
Getting a Roof with solar, even if your NPV is -$3000, then you are still getting a better deal (+9,000 from the NPV of the roof alone). If the NPV is positive, say +$1200, then you are actually making money on the life of the roof and you are +$13,200 from where you would be if you just bought a roof. We find this to be a more accurate calculation than a “payback period” even if it is a little more complicated.
The other roofers quoted me for a 30, 40, and 50 year Roof. Why didn’t you?
Why should I choose Amy’s Construction for my Roof?
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Who We Are
Develop a thriving workforce to minimize waste and generate energy in the roofing industry for the benefit of our customers and the environment.
Brian Atchley has worked as an Engineer in renewable energy for 16+ years, Spending the past 8 years developing roofing technology for Zep Solar, Tesla and GAF.
After 16 years in the educational field, Amy Atchley brings her administrative, communication, and organizational skills to the Construction Industry to support our customer experience and employee pursuits.
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Licensed Positions: Roofer, Solar Installer, Electrician
Experienced Positions: Office Manager, Roofer, Solar Installer
Entry Level Positions: Roofer, Solar Installer
We are an equal opportunity employer who believes hiring is the most important thing we do. We ask for Integrity from our employees and in return we pay competitively and offer support to help you increase your skills and earning potential. Our ultimate mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy, but we know the way to get there is through the high quality daily work of our whole team! If this sounds like something you can get behind, we want you on our team!