You need to work with a certified solar panel company to ensure that your panels can generate enough energy based on your needs. At Yorkshire Roofing, our technicians will consider your roof design and house orientation, so the panels get maximum sunlight.
Who should install rooftop solar panels?
A good rule of thumb is to choose a certified and licensed solar company that can install the panels at an angle that ensures maximum sun exposure, i.e., south-facing and close or equal to the latitude of your home, which is somewhere between 30 and 45 degrees.
Aside from maximum energy generation, proper installation also ensures that the panels will not compromise your roof’s stability or lead to water leaks and fire risks.
What are the factors you need to consider when choosing a solar installer?
Here, we list the things that separate reputable solar companies from run-of-the-mill installers.
They have the right credentials.
Your solar installer should be insured and licensed to install rooftop solar panels. And if they are going to work with or use subcontractors on your project, also demand that they carry industry-standard certifications.
They offer warranty
A reputable solar panel company like Yorkshire Roofing offer service and product warranty to protect you from losses. In the event that your solar panels stop working due to product defects within the warranty period, you don’t have to worry about paying huge sums of money for repair.
They are transparent.
While Yorkshire Roofing offers free quotations online to give you a rough estimate of how much your solar panel installation might cost, we will still send a certified technician to assess your property, the orientation and condition of your roof, and your energy consumption.
The goal of the initial home visit is to come up with the most accurate price quotation, with a breakdown that includes not just the cost of the solar panel unit but also the scaffolding and construction materials in case the roof needs to be strengthened prior to installation.
Their customers are happy.
You can read online customer reviews that can give you a glimpse of the quality of work you can expect from a solar panel company. You may also want to ask your friends and neighbors for recommendations (word-of-mouth endorsement is often more reliable than other sources).
They only offer quality solar panels.
At Yorkshire Roofing, we only use solar panels from reputable brands like LG and Panasonic. With high-quality panels that are correctly installed, you can expect them to last 20-25 years or even longer.
Remember, reputable solar companies don’t use high-pressure sales tactics like forcing you into making a quick decision. If you feel they are pressuring you into signing up, finding another installer is probably best.
If you want to learn more about solar panel installation or need a FREE quote, visit Yorkshire Roofing or call us at (800) 794-7444. We’re happy to help you make the right decision.