Going solar can be a lot more complex than people think. But when you have the right solar company by your side it’s a breeze.
How long have they been in business?
There are often new solar companies that pop up and then permanently close just as fast. It’s important to ask how long they’ve been in the solar business. If the company has been around for over five years and has done over a few thousand solar installations that’s a good sign. A company that has been around for many years and has done many installations will likely be around for many years to come.
Pay attention to their reviews!
Looking at the reviews is one of the most important things to look at when choosing a solar company. Make sure to look at as many reviews from as many different outlets as you can. Such as Google, Yelp and Facebook reviews. Don’t just look at the good ones but also look to see if there are any bad ones. Also look for how many reviews there are. If there are only a few reviews, then it shows they don’t have many customers. They could have a five-star review and only have 10 to 20 reviews on their page. Look for a company that has around 100 or more reviews and still an over four-star rating. That shows they not only have experience but also have good customer service.
Find a local solar company!
There are hundreds of solar companies across America. Why choose a company that’s in a completely different state than you? With so many options to choose from it’s important to pick a company that is local! A local solar company will be more easily accessible if anything ever goes wrong. You won’t have to wait weeks for a crew to come from out of state to help you with your solar process. Believe us, this happens a lot. You get to build a better relationship with your company when they are local. Local companies know the area which is beneficial when it comes to getting permits and working with your local utility provider.
What warranties do solar company offer?
A reliable business offers more than just the warranty from the solar products manufacturers. There should always be a manufacturer warranty for the solar panels or solar products. The manufacturer’s warranty usually lasts around 25 years. What makes a solar company reliable is when they have an additional Workmanship warranty for their work. It’s usually around 20 years and covers any installation issues and guarantees a properly installed solar power system.
What kind of solar options do they have, do they specialize in anything?
There are companies that only offer panels while others may just do solar installations. Some may specialize in just solar patios while others may offer multiple types of solar installation. Finding a company that has many options on how to go solar is ideal. Oftentimes when people go solar, they get back up batteries and generators as well. Making sure that the business you choose offers everything you want for your solar project and doesn’t outsource to other companies for installation is vital. Finding an A-to-Z solar company is ideal! That way you can have someone there for you through every step of your solar journey.
What type of materials does the solar company use?
Ask what kind of solar panels they offer. A good company will have more than one option of solar panels for you to choose from. Also ask what materials they use to install solar panels on the roof. Reputable solar companies take an extra step in the roof installation process that can prevent roof leaks. If they don’t talk to you about any extra steps taken to ensure a good installation or about the high-quality materials that they use, then it’s not the right company to go with.