Before you are going to install solar panels or get a quote on your solar panel installation, it is important to ask the right questions. If you are contacting multiple installation professionals, we want to arm you with the right questions to guide your process. Here are some fundamental things you should ask any contractor before installing solar panels.
Are You Licenced?
Any contractor needs to have appropriate licencing from the state. Without insurance and licencing, you could be held liable for any accident that occurs on your property. Bonding and insurance will ensure that you are protected when someone is climbing up on your roof.
Will You Include a Roof Inspection?
Proper roofing inspections are required before solar panel installations take place. If you have some initial roof leaks or your roof requires new shingles, it is much easier to install these items before solar panels are installed on top of them. A skilled contractor will perform an inspection and advise if you need work on your roof to start.
Will You Track Efficiency?
Proper tracking for efficiency on the system needs to take place. If the system underperforms, several contractors will come out to your site to perform assessments and adjustments as part of your warrantee on the system.
Do Your Installers Work on Site?
Several solar installation professionals will subcontract their work out to different installation companies. Choosing a company that uses proper installers on site will make sure that you have skilled contractors only working on your property. Subcontractors can put you at risk, as there is no guarantee they would be covered under insurance and able to spot the signs of trouble.
Consider some of these top questions and more if you are looking at solar panel installation.
This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is the top choice for solar panels in Tampa! Our licensed and certified contractor are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!