Anyone who is considering going solar has questions about what the process will be and if their home is even suitable for installation of solar equipment. While we believe in the importance and integrity of installing as many solar panels as possible, it only makes sense to do so if your home is right for it. If you’re unsure of whether or not your home is right for solar panels, keep these key questions in mind before seeking out the right solar installer for you.
How Much Do You Spend on Energy?
First, it’s important to know how much energy you’re using to figure out whether or not you’re a good candidate for solar. The main thing on any potential customer’s mind is: will it save you money? Some areas have very inexpensive electricity but if you’re spending around $75 or more on electric per month, as most of us are, you’re likely a good candidate for solar. At this threshold, you’re likely to see big savings with solar.
What About Your Roof?
It’s important to have a strong, durable roof, made of something like composite or asphalt shingles, concrete tile, or even standing seam metal. Other materials like wood shake, slate tile, or clay can still be suitable for solar, but you want to make sure you discuss this with your solar professional beforehand and that they understand what they’re getting into. Also, if your roof is nearing the end of its life, you may want to replace it before installing solar panels. That way, you don’t end up with a roof that needs replacing and have to uninstall all of your panels only to reinstall them soon after once the new roof is in place.
How Much Sunlight Do You Get?
Try using a panel suitability checker such as Google’s Project Sunroof to see if your home gets an adequate amount of sunlight. If you still aren’t sure, it’s always best to call in a professional to take a look for you—they’ll know whether or not your home would benefit, what angle to set the panels in, and how to maximize your energy gains.
Contact Solar Home & Roof USA Today!
If you have any solar needs in Maryland, contact Solar Home & Roof USA, LLC. at 410-266-7891 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our solar powered products will help make your life easy, environmentally safe, and cost efficient! We’re located at 3200 Escapade Circle, Riva, Maryland 21140. Contact us today!