What to Know When Choosing Your Solar Installer
Essential Inquiries to Make When Choosing Your Solar Installer
With a wealth of experience and many successful installations under our belt, our team has encountered and addressed a wide array of inquiries. We take immense pride in our work quality, ensuring your solar journey is seamless and fruitful. Click here to view some of our installations tied to real numbers on savings, system size and ROI. Here is our list of what to know when choosing your solar installer.
Panel Warranty Duration:
Typically, panels carry a 25-year performance warranty. However, since panel issues might not be visually apparent, a monitoring system with panel-level tracking becomes vital. If performance lags, swift action is crucial for sustained energy production.
Dealing with Broken Panels:
Solar panels are covered under our 12-year manufacturer warranty. If the broken panel is not a defective one but was damaged by external sources, you can insure them with your home insurance provider. This is called an electrical upgrade and should not increase your premiums by more than $5-10 a month.
Protection Against Critters:
In response to animal-related challenges, Here at CMI Solar, ‘critter guards’ are included and installed with every system. This protective addition envelops the system, thwarting nesting and wire damage. If optional, our advice is clear: opt for the critter guard to ensure system longevity.
Given that we need to create roof holes for panel rack attachment, rest assured, these holes are weatherproofed to prevent leaks. High-quality aluminum flashing with redundant seals is employed to withstand water and ice concerns. Inquire about your installer’s flashing approach and peruse online reviews for insight. At CMI Solar we offer a 5-year workmanship warranty with every installation providing additional peace of mind.
Utilities and Programs Expertise:
A reputable installer should adeptly handle applications, permits, and other system-related aspects, irrespective of your location. Ensuring these tasks are well-managed pre-installation and post-installation guarantees a smooth energy-saving journey. At CMI Solar we handle all permits necessary for installation. During installations, we ensure the safety of both homeowners and installers by fencing off the work area and adhering to ESA compliance. We take great care to respect your property and maintain cord cleanliness throughout the installation process. Additionally, we go the extra mile by setting up monitoring systems and providing thorough instructions to homeowners, empowering them to monitor their solar energy production effectively.
Vital Question for You: When’s Your Roof Replacement Due?
Factoring in your roof’s condition is paramount. If you’re planning a roof replacement soon, consider the timing. While solar panels last 25-40 years, they necessitate removal and reinstallation during roof replacement. This quick process still requires the presence of a reliable installer in the future.
Questions or queries? Reach out via our contact page—we’re eager to guide you toward a solar-powered future! ⚡🌞
By embracing solar energy, you’re not only contributing to a more sustainable future but also making a sound financial decision that could potentially yield over $150,000 in returns. So, why wait? Schedule a quick 5-minute call with Solar Advisors today and take the first step towards a secure, environmentally-friendly, and financially rewarding investment.