When you hire a solar contractor, you must make sure you’re choosing the best possible professional for the job. The quality of your solar panel installation will affect how well the solar panels work and how much you’ll save on your electric bill once you rely on solar energy to power your home.
Before hiring a solar contractor, there are several questions you should ask them. Here are just a few key things you should know before you select the contractor:
- How long have you been in business? Your solar contractor should have at least five years in the business of solar panel installation projects. The number of years in business above five years will give you a clearer picture of company stability. Because 80% of small businesses fail within the first five years, only consider companies older than five.
- How many solar panel installations have you done? Make sure your solar contractor has worked on several hundred successful solar panel installations before they start working on your own home. Mistakes over inexperience are costly.
- How will you make sure my new solar panels are worth the investment? Ask your solar panel contractor about both warranties and guarantees, as well as more information about the financial incentives of going solar.
- Don’t just look at the information the contractor provides. Look them up online and with the BBB (Better Business Bureau). The contractor you hire should be able to give you an idea of what to expect when you add solar panels to your home. They should also give you a timeline for your project.