Solar panels can help you save a significant amount of money on your energy bill. Depending on where you live and the number of panels you have, you may even be able to forego traditional energy altogether and live off of the energy produced by your solar panels.
However, before you do this, the solar panels need to be installed. Since this is likely something you have never done before, you may have questions about it. Here are a few of the questions you may have about solar panel installation.
3 Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Panel Installation
Can I Install Solar Panels Myself?
Technically you can install solar panels on your roof yourself. And many people do take on this task. However, there are many mistakes that those who are not trained make. It is also a tedious and laborious process. As such, this type of task is best left to the professionals who have been properly trained in installing solar panels.
What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Pro to Install the Solar Panels?
The biggest benefit to hiring a professional to install the solar panels is that they know how to properly position the panels. It is important that the panels are properly positioned so as to collect the most sunlight. Failing to properly position them can prevent them from obtaining as much energy from the sun as they can.
Another benefit to hiring a professional to install solar panels is that they can often warranty their work. If something happens and a panel is miswired or gets loose, the panel has no warranty if you install it yourself. This can end up costing you a lot of money.
Lastly, panels can be heavy and carrying them up onto the roof and positioning them is a tough job. If you have back problems, you may feel the strain in your back. Leaving this task to a professional helps to ensure your back, legs and arms do not feel the burn of heavy lifting and laborious work.
Will Solar Panels Ruin My Roof?
If your roof is in good condition and the solar panels are properly installed, solar panels will not ruin your roof. If your roof is older and in poor condition, it may not be able to bear the weight of the panels. This can cause the material to crack and break. Because of this, it is always recommended that you put down new roofing material if yours is older before you have solar panels installed.
If your roof is new, you should have no issues as long as the panels are properly installed. If they are not properly installed, someone may drill a hole through your roofing materials or install the panels so that water puddles or pools on the roof, causing problems. A professional can tell you if your roof needs to be replaced and properly install the panels so you have no problems with solar panels on your roof.
If you are looking to have solar panels installed, give Kapital Electric Inc a call on 630-833-2389 today! We can come out and give you an estimate and explain how we can help you get solar panels on your roof.