Solar power is now more popular and beneficial than ever. It’s completely accessible and more cost effective than ever. So, you’ve done your research and now you’re getting ready to get started. The next step is to start talking to solar contractors about installing solar panels on your roof.

If you’re shopping around for a solar energy system, you most likely have a number of questions that you want to ask. But what questions are the most important ones to ask an installer? Today, we at Fun in the Sun have put together a list of the top 5 most important questions to ask before you consider going solar.

  1. “Are you licensed as a solar panel installer and how much experience do you have?”
    It’s very important that the solar installation company you hire is licensed from the county/city and state in which they are working. Additionally, the contractor should be insured and bonded as well.
  2. “How much money will I save over the next 20 years and how much do I pay upfront?”
    The first thing you want to know is how much money you will save. The first thing you will want to know is how much money you will end up saving by making this investment.
  3. “How will the system increase the value of my property?”
    This is one of the main reasons why you are deciding to go solar, so you want to know all of the details on how it will increase your property value.
  4. “What are your replacement and repair procedures just in case something does go wrong?”
    In the unlikely and unfortunate event that this does happen, how do they handle replacements and repairs?
  5. “What if my situation changes over the next few years?”
    There’s no saying what your life will look like in five or ten years. Your family may grow, or you may need to expand your home. Ask your contractor what the best thing to do in this case is, or how to avoid trouble in the future if this happens.
  6. “What will happen if I decide to relocate while leasing a solar system?”
    You should be able to transfer your lease to a new homeowner after they’ve been approved for the home. If they are not approved for a solar system based off of their credit check, as the solar company what they do in that case.
  7. “How will my solar warranty work and what does it cover?”
    This is a big investment, and knowing what your warranty covers is extremely important.

These questions could possibly make or break your solar installation project. Going solar is a huge financial investment, so you want to make sure you know everything and that all of your questions are answered before you seal the deal.

Now that you have your questions answered, let’s get started!