With the advent of technology, technology has reached its pinnacle.
Innovation has taken many new forms and with global climatic changes, we have started to switch to a cleaner source of energy. One such energy is solar energy.
Earlier solar energy was used for commercial purposes but today we have developed it for personal purposes as well. You can now harness this energy for your home or office.
The solar panel can incur installation costs, but they are much cheaper over the longer run.
There are many factors to be considered before the installation of solar panels. This blog highlight some of these:
1. Check the Condition of the Roof
Before installing a residential solar roof, you must check the condition of your roof.
If your roof is significantly destroyed or is older than 20 years, then you should re-install your roof first otherwise you might have to remove the solar panel and then install the roof.
This will save you time and money.
Always keep in the mind the warranty period of the roof and the solar panel should be comparable as far as possible so that you do not have to remove one of them to correct the other one.
If a roof has a warranty period of 15 years and the panel has a warranty for 20 years, then you will have to change the roof by removing the panel which increases the efforts many times.
2. Check for the Space and Direction of the Roof
Installing residential solar panels requires ample space so that they can produce the required amount of electricity.
If your roof does not have ample space, then you should avoid installing them as they need huge investment but there will be little benefit produced out of them.
Keep in mind solar panels require ample sunlight to produce electricity which makes it essential to identify the direction of your roof.
If you live in an area which does not receive sunlight so often then you should avoid solar panel. Usually, south-facing roofs are the best for them.
3. Weather Condition in the Area
The system used in the residential solar panel is sensitive and can be affected by frequent weather changes.
It can be severally affected if the areas receive heavy rainfall, hailstorm, thunderstorms, hurricanes, etc. They can cause a huge be a constant threat to the system.
Avoid installing them in such areas!
4. Check the Placement of Water Outlets Over the Roof
When it rains the outlets present around the house are used to remove the water from it but once you install a residential solar panel there may be no space for the water to flow.
This is because the wire and the harnessing system present may not allow the water to flow.
It has been found in many cases the water may become stagnant and it may lead to water leakage or start to damage the device.
Precise measurement and planning should be done before installation as once installed it may lead to unnecessary cash flow to remove the panels to restore the water leakage conditions.
5. Conduct a Thorough Research
It is of utmost importance to identify all the contractors providing the residential solar panel services. You should not select the one which you can across first.
It is essential to visit a couple of contractors and ask them for testimonials, credentials related to business authorization, and the professional that with them.
Check whether they have licenses and experience in the work.
If possible, ask the company to give you the contact of their past clients to confirm their work methodology.
Always ask for quotes so you can compare which one is the best and what they are offering. Check the pricing, quality, warranty, customer support they will provide in the future before giving the job.
Wrapping it up!
We have tried to cover all the factors but there can be other things to consider as well. Consider them as well.
Never arrive at the final decision without considering all the possible options available to you.
Solar panels cannot be installed for a short duration and proper planning needs to be done associated with the cost they occur.
Solar Panel is the best option available in the market but think through and take your decision wisely.