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Q: Who is Allied Building Products?
A: Allied Building Products Corp. is one of the nation’s largest building products distributors, with over 200 locations across the US. We are the #1 roofing distributor in many of the nation’s top solar markets. Allied is primarily known for selling roofing, siding, windows (Exterior products) and drywall, steel stud, acoustical tile and insulation (Interior products). Allied’s Solar Division was started in 2009 and sells to several hundred solar contractors throughout the US.

Allied is a division of Oldcastle, Inc., the North American holding company for CRH plc. (NYSE: CRH). CRH is a Global Fortune 500 company with over $22 billion in sales and over 75,000 employees worldwide. Allied’s main website is www.alliedbuilding.com .

Q: What services does Allied offer related to the supply of solar products?
A: Besides our supply of top-quality PV Panels, Inverters, Mounting Hardware and System Monitoring components, Allied can deliver directly to your jobsite (and in some cases directly to your rooftop or electrical room in order to help you save on rental equipment costs and labor costs) and has a variety of credit solutions depending on your project requirements. In some cases, we can assist with the design of your solar array.

Q: How do I set up an account with Allied’s Solar Division?
A: Simply request and fill out our credit application and we will get the process started!

Q: How do I get a quote for my project?
A: Allied’s Solar Division will supply you with a one-page Project Information Sheet to fill out so we ensure we have the correct information about your requirements. Then we will promptly prepare a quotation.

Q: What sizes of projects will Allied supply?
A: Allied’s Solar Division supplies contractors with solar products for commercial and residential solar projects. We carry an inventory of solar products on the East and West Coast as well as Hawaii. With nearly $2 billion in sales, Allied has the resources to supply solar projects of all sizes. We have supplied PV panels, inverters, and mounting hardware to projects over 2MW. We can support both rooftop and groundmount projects. Our sister companies at Oldcastle have supplied ballast for large multi-megawatt utility projects as well.

Q: What financing solutions can Allied bring to the table?
A: In addition to our own credit team responsible for Allied’s 80,000+ accounts, we have several strong financing partners. Allied has supplied PPA, commercial lease, residential lease, “same as cash” and owner-financed solar projects. Simply contact us to work through your project’s credit and financing requirements.

Q: How do Allied’s jobsite delivery services assist with my solar project?
A: Allied can deliver your solar products when you need them, vs. putting solar products in storage until your permits are approved. With our professional delivery personnel, you can install more projects with less labor, less carrying cost and recognize more revenue. Your organization can therefore focus more on selling and installing vs. spending most of their time on logistics.

Q: Who are the primary customers of Allied’s Solar Division?
A: We work with solar integrators, electrical contractors, roofing contractors who have solar efforts and other general contractors who have made an investment in their solar business. We also assist commercial building owners who are looking for professional solar integrators. .

Q: Can you direct me to a good resource about my state’s incentives for solar projects?
A: One of the best websites for this is DSIRE

Q: How do I contact an Allied dedicated solar specialist?
A: Call 877-870-7887 or email one of our sales representatives.click here

Q: What other Oldcastle companies participate in the solar industry?
A: Oldcastle Building Products sells precast concrete structures for commercial and utility scale solar projects and Oldcastle Masonry is one of the leading manufacturers of pavers and block in the US. Oldcastle products are often used as ballast in rooftop solar projects. Contact us if you'd like us to put you in touch with Oldcastle regarding a ballast solution for your solar project.

Q: In what states does Allied sell solar products?
A: We have sold solar products in the following states: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, Connecticut, Tennessee, Florida, California, Hawaii, Alabama, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Delaware, Virginia, New Hampshire, Maine, Idaho, Maryland, Vermont, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and several Caribbean islands.