What are the risks involved in getting solar panels?
Solar panels continue to gain popularity throughout Southern California and the US in general. Have you thinking about having solar panels installed on your home? For many homeowners, they make a wise investment because of the energy bill savings they provide and because they increase the value of your home. We at Guardian Roofs have received many questions about solar panels and roofs, and we are always happy to answer them for our clients and prospective clients alike.
Schedule a roof inspection first
You should know that if you’re considering getting solar panels installed, it’s essential to make sure your roof is in ideal condition first. Can your roof handle solar panels? The only way to conclusively find out is by scheduling a roof inspection with Guardian Roofs. We’ll gladly send one of our expert roofers to inspect every inch of your roof to determine whether it has any problem areas. If we discover any issues, we’ll come up with a thorough plan to address them and get your roof back to ideal condition so you can have solar panels installed without fear.
A major roof project
If your roof will need a restoration or renovation within 5 years or less, we highly recommend getting that taken care of now, before the solar panels are installed. If you go ahead and take care of your major roof project now, the solar panels will be able to stay put for 20-25 years while they’re still under warrantee. This way is much more cost-efficient and stress-free than having to remove and put back the solar panels to deal with the roof project later.
Ask lots of questions
Our main piece of advice for anyone who’s considering getting solar panels installed on their roof is, ask your solar panel installer lots of questions. Don’t be shy to ask supposedly “dumb” questions – looking foolish is no big deal. You’ll get the information you need now so you won’t have to stress out about it later on.
You get what you pay for
If you find an incredibly great price on solar panels and/or installation services, be cautious. The old saying definitely rings true in this instance, “you get what you pay for.” If you go with a cheap contractor who lacks the necessary experience to install your solar panels properly, you may be putting not only your solar panels at risk, but your entire home. Choose a solar panel installation company wisely – consult reviews, ask friend and neighbors for recommendations, and don’t forget to ask for references from all solar companies you’re seriously considering.
We are here to help
We don’t install solar panels, but we are your go-to roof company here in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. We would be happy to evaluate your roof and give you our professional advice about getting solar panels installed. Give us a call at (714) 922-5599!