Buying a home solar panel system is a worthy investment (and great for the environment), but it’s important to do your research before going all in. Here’s what you should look for when shopping for solar panels:
Ask Yourself a Few Questions
Before you begin shopping for solar panels it’s important you ask yourself a few questions. First thing’s first, is your home in a good location for solar power? Would you have to fix your roof to be able to fit the solar panels and if so, how much would installation cost? How much money are you looking to save?
Having answers to all these questions will get you on the right track and prepare you for the solar panel shopping experience.
Don’t Cheap Out
It’s tempting to want to go with cheaper solar panels, but it more than likely won’t pay off in the long run. Cheaper solar panels are often less durable, so you’ll probably have to replace them down the road. Not to mention, they decrease your investment value. If you really want to get solar panels, make sure you are getting what you paid for.
Look For Warranties
Warranties are important when shopping for solar panels because should anything happen to them, you won’t be responsible for paying. Make sure you’re being offered a solar panel warranty between 25 to 30 years. It’s also important to have an installation warranty to ensure everything is installed correctly. These warranties usually last between two to 10 years.