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Tesla Cuts Solar Roof Installation Time To 4 Days

Tesla's goal is to make Solar Roof installation easy enough that you can do it in one day. They've now gotten it down to about 4 days. Check out this time-lapse report of a solar roof installation by Weddle and Sons Roofing in Auburn, Kansas.

Weddle and Sons Roofing just completed a 40 square (4000 square foot) 15kW Tesla Solar Roof installation near Topeka, Kansas. This time-lapse covers 4 days of installing the PV tiles, glass tiles, and flashings. Tear-off of the existing roof and dry-in with double-layer Firestone underlayment took place the Friday before this time-lapse starts.

Solar Roof is made by Tesla and replaces your current roof with solar tiles that power your home with solar energy that you produce.

Building a solar roof seems to be fun. Imagine if one day all houses will have a solar roof, powerwalls, geothermal, maybe windmill too if the site supports that. CLT frame. That's the plan someday.

According to, the estimated time for roof installations are as follows:

Wooden Shingles – 3 – 4 days.
Slate Tiles and Shingles – 6 – 7 days.
Asphalt Shingles – 1 – 2 days.
Concrete Tiles and Shingles – 8 – 9 days.

Elon Musk announced the release of Tesla Solar Roof Version 3 during the EV automaker’s Q3 earnings call in 2019. Tesla scaled-up production of its Solar Roof at Gigafactory New York once Version 3 was ready.

Now that Tesla makes a solar roof installation within four days, some people say Tesla and its contractors could probably get it done in 24hrs swapping crews out twice maybe 3 times. If you had no objections from neighbors of noise complaints, in the morning or night but I don't see that happening.

Tesla has stated that it wants to have at least 1,000 Solar Roof install teams with — and taking a week or perhaps a little less than a week to do an install, which gets you 1,000 a week roof installations. "We see demand is good. Production is good. So it’s really all about the install,” said Elon Musk during the Q1 2020 earnings call," said Elon Musk during one of Tesla's recent earning calls.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.

Reference: Teslarati, Weddle and Sons Roofing, and Whole Mars Catalog.