Have you finally decided to take the plunge and go solar? Congratulations! You can look forward to saving lots of money with this transition! You can also feel good knowing that you’re doing your part in contributing to the well-being of the planet by supporting a cleaner energy source. But before you get started with the project, you should make sure you hire the right team for this major project. In order to choose the best solar company for the job, you need to know what questions to ask. In today’s blog, we will cover 5 questions to ask before hiring a solar installation service.
1. Is My Roof Suitable for Solar?
Many people make the mistake of assuming that their roof is set up for solar panels when many aren’t. A trustworthy solar panel installation service will answer this question honestly. Some roofs are too steep, while others are badly positioned. However, the number of incompatible homes is really low. In fact, the most common issues can actually be resolved. For example, sometimes homes simply need new roofing before being able to go solar. This is a pretty common dilemma, which is why Sunlight Solar Inc. also offers roof replacement services for homeowners with old roofs that want to go solar.
2. Will You Thoroughly Inspect My Roof?
A good solar installation service will thoroughly inspect your roof before getting started with the project. As we previously mentioned, it’s important to identify whether your roof’s current condition is good enough to withstand your new solar panels. Depending on your roof’s age and condition, you may need from a few minor repairs to a full roof replacement before getting started.
3. Are You Licensed as a Solar Panel Installer?
An important question you should be sure to ask your solar installer is whether they’re licensed solar panel installers. Hiring a licensed installer will ensure they possess the licenses and permits required to do the job. Licensed installers also have special installation equipment to attach the panels to the rooftop using the best techniques without damaging your property.
4. Do You Take Care of Permits?
As we all know, going solar requires procedures and permits. The permit process can be complicated. Fortunately, a good solar panel installation company will take care of all of the permits and procedures needed to go solar without you having to lift a finger. At Sunlight Solar Inc, we take care of everything for our clients so that they can simply sit back and enjoy their new solar panels without any stress.
5. Can I See Some Photos of your Previous Projects?
It’s always a good idea to get a glimpse of what to expect by asking the solar panel installation company if you can see photos of their previous work. If they can’t show you any photos, chances are they haven’t done much in the way of actual work. It’s always safer to go with an experienced company that has been in the industry for years. At Sunlight Solar, we make it easy for homeowners to check out our previous work as we have a page dedicated to galleries and descriptions of our recent projects.
Going solar is a big deal, so it’s important that you hire the right team for the job. By asking the right question, you can determine which solar company is the most reliable team for the job. Now that you know what question to ask, we invite you to connect with Sunlight Solar Inc today! If you’re ready to install solar or have questions about anything related to solar, contact Sunlight Solar Inc. today! Call us at (858) 564-8032, and we can answer any questions about our installation process, describe our services, and provide you with a FREE quote. Let’s get you set up with solar energy!