Do I need to replace my roof in order to get solar?
One of the most important steps included in our process is to have one of our professionals come to your home to perform an inspection to assess the suitability of your roof to support solar panels. If repair or replacement is recommended, we can usually include that cost in the solar financing.
What happen's if I sell my house or move?
Studies show that homes with owned solar panels are selling for 4% more than those without. Whether or not an appraiser factors in that additional value or not, there is much to be said about the desirability factor that a home with solar presents to the marketplace.
How long will my solar system last?
A typical solar system has a useful lifespan of 25 to 30 years, depending on the local environment and the durability of the system. After this time period, your solar panels will continue to generate electricity but at a lower efficiency.
What kind of maintenance does my system require?
Solar systems are virtually maintenance-free, thanks to the fact that there are no moving parts in the entire system.
Is solar bad for my roof? Leaks?
Solar panels don’t damage your roof when installed properly. Just like any home improvement project, using the right service provider is essential to a rooftop solar job. For most homeowners, installing solar panels will not result in roof damage as long as your solar installer is a licensed, qualified professional and your roof is in good condition. If you hear of roof damage occurring because of a solar installation, it’s likely because the roof was initially in poor condition.
What happens to my solar system when it's cloudy or raining?
Obviously your panels prefer a sunny day over a cloudy one. However, it is comforting to know that when we calculate the power production estimates for your solar proposal, we are using many years of compiled weather data to give us a very accurate idea of how many “sun hours” your panels will experience. We are actively factor in the number of rainy and cloudy days to make sure that the expectation of the system and the performance work the way they should.