Everyone nowadays seems to be advancing forward by making use of Solar energy that powers up your entire home with the help of sunlight. Although this seems to be a very beguiling idea, installing solar panels on your roof (the right way) can definitely become a very daunting task. A solar contractor who is not experienced can open your roof up to various different vulnerabilities for example leaks and be damaging of the roof.
The first decision you need to make after deciding that you want a solar system installed on your rooftop is to pick a company that would send contractors to install it on your roof and picking the right company can be perhaps one of your most beneficial decisions. On one hand, you have companies who are renowned and take pride in their installers: guaranteeing the safety of your roof. These companies also offer to cover the costs for any damages that might occur during installation. On the other hand, there are companies who make no such promises and leave you all to yourself when it comes to covering the costs for any damage occurred while installation.
The next step is getting to know the person installing the solar panels on your roof. In general, many solar contractors are energy professionals and not roofers, this means that even though they might be professionals in installing the panels, taking care of your roof and preventing damages and leakages is another story. However, this certainly does not mean that they are not capable of doing a good job. Rather, on the contrary, most solar contractors know what they are doing and would guarantee that they have never witnessed any damage or leak during on their watch.
When we talk about damages you need to realize that there can be many issues that can occur after your solar panel installation. From tiles cracking to the entire roof collapsing (rarely) these issues can cost you a lot of money. Slate tiles can usually get cracked, since installers have to stand and walk on top of them to put up the panels, the weight sometimes causes cracks. Usually, your solar array would weigh no more than 50 pounds hence not causing much of an issue for your roof. However, houses with sturdy construction, especially those built before the 1970’s may face trouble when faced with this load and therefore may lead to a roof collapse. Hence it’s absolutely incumbent to ask for a guarantee from the company installing your panels, which covers you for any and all damages that might occur.
An even more reliable method would be to take a look at your homeowner’s insurance. You would have to take a look at your coverage to see whether or not it covers solar installations, if not, you can always get it changed but it might need you to increase your coverage first. Installing solar panels is a huge investment as it is so it’s incumbent that your provider has your back in case of peril or damage. That way you can become a part of the 21st-century fanatics and make your house solar with no absolutely no worries.