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What You Need To Know Before Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

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What You Need To Know Before Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Solar energy isn’t going anywhere, and many homeowners and buyers are switching to solar energy to save costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Even so, it’s important to consider a few key factors before installing rooftop solar panels. Follow these tips to make the process and aftermath of switching to solar as smooth as possible!

 

roof with solar panels

1. Look at the condition of your roof

Is your roof in need of repairs? Is it relatively old? Before installing solar panels, you’ll need to consider the state of your roof and make any necessary repairs. Solar panels are expensive to remove, so you’ll need to make sure that your roof is in good shape. Ensure that everything looks okay and any renovations are made to keep the process safe.

2. Perform an energy audit

The only way to figure out how much solar energy you need is to examine your home’s energy usage. An energy audit will show you how much energy is typically consumed and will give you an idea of how many solar panels to install.

3. Find a trustworthy installer

Installing solar panels likely won’t be a DIY project for many. To keep your roof and the panels in top-notch shape, it’s best to hire a roofing company with experience in solar panels to handle the job for you. This way, your new solar roof will last longer.

4. Pay attention to maintenance

Some solar roofs require special maintenance and upkeep. Brief yourself on this information, and if you’re not willing to follow the recommended maintenance protocol, it might not be a good idea to follow through with the installation process. After all, why invest in rooftop solar panels if you’re not prepared to take proper care of them?

If you’re considering installing rooftop solar panels on your home, we’d love to chat about your questions and options moving forward. Send us a message!

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