MIDLAND — Colorado became the first market in the country to experience how the Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles from Dow Solar are “reinventing the roof” for a new generation of homeowners.

Tuesday, Dow Solar extended the accessibility of electricity-creating roofing shingle technology by announcing the first members of the Powerhouse Authorized Dealer Network. They are three Colorado roofing contractors — Academy Roofing, B&M Roofing of Colorado Inc. and D&D Roofing — who are now authorized to provide the Colorado residential market with Dow Powerhouse solar shingles.

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“Our association with Academy Roofing, B&M Roofing of Colorado Inc., and D&D Roofing allow us to bring the latest innovation in residential solar products to Colorado homeowners,” said Jane Palmieri, Dow Solar vice president. “The collaboration with these great professional roofing companies will help change the landscape of both the solar and roofing industries; together we are reinventing the roof and making solar accessible and more attractive for American homeowners.”

Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles have the potential to completely transform the way homeowners think about roofing by turning a depreciating feature of the home (the roof) into a revenue-generating asset. By creating electricity for your home and your life, Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles will pay for themselves and deliver additional value over the life of the roof.

According to Palmieri, the best time to install Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles is when a homeowner is installing a new roof.

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“We designed our solar product around the principle that the only people homeowners want and need on their roof are professional roofing contractors,” Palmieri said. “Today’s Authorized Dealer announcement ensures we will be in a great position to meet the needs of homeowners in Colorado by working with, equipping and training professionals who know the market.”

Each of the inaugural members of the Powerhouse Authorized Dealer Network is enthusiastic about the opportunity to bring an important new product to market and build their business by reaching customers in new ways. With Dow’s three Authorized Dealers trained and ready to offer Powerhouse Solar Shingles as part of their roofing portfolio, homeowners throughout Colorado are now able to reinvent their roofs with a solar solution that combines design and function.

Behind a strong brand reputation and warranty, Dow is transforming the residential solar market by making a solar installation as easy as installing a composition shingle rooftop. This new revolutionary solar roofing product provides a new business opportunity for professional roofing contractors and homebuilders looking for a solar solution that doesn’t interrupt the home’s attractiveness.

Expanded availability of both the Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles and the Powerhouse Authorized Dealer Network will be announced throughout Colorado and other United States markets in the coming months.

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