Asheville, North Carolina – August 20, 2012 – North American Roofing, a national leader in the commercial roofing industry, announced today that is has been officially approved to be a SolarWorld Authorized Installer of the company’s energy-efficient solar roofing systems.
SolarWorld, headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of solar energy products, specializing in high-performance rooftop solar arrays that allow commercial businesses to generate a large portion of their own energy needs. SolarWorld operates factories in the United States and Germany and distributes high-performance monocrystalline and polycrystalline systems to the international market. In order to qualify as an authorized installer, a roofing company must demonstrate the highest level of product knowledge and an impeccable record of quality installation and customer service.
North American Roofing recently announced the formation of its new Energy Services group that offers installation of integrated photovoltaic roofing systems, Power-Purchase-Agreements (locked-in energy rate, no upfront expense), “solar-ready” roof systems, RoofGuard Solar™ preventative maintenance and solar thermal systems. North American Roofing has installed more than 5 megawatts of solar systems in just six months since the new division was formed, including the third largest thin-film installation in the United States. With the addition of SolarWorld’s photovoltaic systems, North American Roofing now offers its clients a wide choice of grid-tied and off-grid power roofing options. North American Roofing custom engineers solar roofing systems to each client’s specific needs.
Kelly Wade, Executive Vice President Strategic Development, says “With our 33-year history and 19,000 roof installations across the country, North American Roofing is positioned perfectly to work with owners and facility decision makers to take advantage of state, federal and utility incentives and locked-in energy rates that accompany a solar system on the rooftop. We are excited to bring these opportunities to our customers.”
North American Roofing has been a pioneer in the commercial single-ply roofing industry since 1979. Family-owned and operated for three generations, we’ve installed and serviced more than 700,000,000 square feet of roofing on more than 19,000 facilities across the U.S. in our 33-year history.