What to Consider Before Getting Solar Panels

Before you install green and renewable energy panels, consider these factors first.

Whether you’re committed to leading a greener lifestyle or simply wanting to save money on your energy bill, opting for solar panels is an excellent way to start. Solar panels on your home’s roof provide you with green, clean, and completely renewable energy as they are fueled by the sun’s solar energy. The concept and process are incredibly neat and highly efficient, but before you start measuring your roof for panels, consider these factors first.

Assess the roof– You’ll need to determine if your roof can physically withstand the weight of the solar panels. If you have an older home or an attic infested with termites, your home’s structure may become weak and collapse under the weight of the panels. To assess your roof, hire a professional contractor to determine if your home is eligible.

Pick the right type– The solar panel market has boomed, creating panels that suit every type of home. Whether your home experiences high winds or you want a rimless panel for a sleek effect, you’ll likely find exactly what you’re looking for. Determine what type of panel you want so that you can calculate shipping and purchase costs.

Don’t forget to apply– In many areas in California, you’ll need to write to the council to outline your plans for solar panel installation, as well as listing the contractor’s details. If you need to apply for permission, do so with plenty of time to spare.

Find the right contractor– Solar panels can’t just be installed by anyone. You’ll need a licensed professional who can work with your home, is experienced, and fits your budget. Ask around, shop online, and enquire whether your chosen contractor can offer you a discount on future maintenance and repairs when solar panels are due for service.

While you make changes to get the most out of your home, let Eastland Escrows help you with your escrow needs. Contact us today to get started on your escrow process in Covina and nearby cities in California.

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