Prior to meeting with solar panel installation companies and asking for quotes, there are some questions you should consider asking them. These questions should help you learn more about each company and their services. They’ll be working on your home and you’ll be paying them money, so don’t settle for the first contractor that comes along.
In addition to all the general questions you see on their website, don’t forget to ask them some of these.
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Are you fully licensed and how long has your company been involved in the industry?
If you are looking to qualify for a home battery scheme, you must hire a business which has been approved by the government. Not all solar panel contractors are recognised by the right authorities, some are held in higher regard than others and with good reason. When apply for a state-run solar initiative, you must find a company who is registered on the scheme to avail of subsidies. If you go with a local solar contractor who isn’t on the list, you won’t be able to get low interest rate loans or direct subsidies. You’ll have to pay for the entire project by yourself without help from the government.
Will you physically examine my room to ensure it is suitable to hold solar panels?
Some contractors will give you a quote over the phone for solar panel installation, if you’ve found one of these companies, cross them off the list. Your roof must be physically inspected before a contractor can fit solar panels. It must be in good condition to hold panels, if it is not, you may be asked to replace your roof. If you are planning on fitting solar panels and solar batteries in Adelaide, your roof will become an important part of the entire system.
What happens if the system fails to live up to expectations?
If you were promised a solar system that produces a certain amount of power per year, it should meet what has been stipulated in the contract. If it doesn’t live up to expectations, will the solar panel contractor take steps to meet your agreement? Will they reimburse you for fitting an underperforming system or will they install extra panels on your property for no additional cost?
Who will install the system?
You’ll find that some solar installation companies subcontract their work out to other businesses, if this is the case, you should carefully consider your decision. If another company will be doing the project, find out who they are and see if they possess the right tools for the job. Some companies bid on a job and then subcontract to substandard installation teams.
It is always important to ask a solar system expert numerous questions to find out more about the company you’ll be dealing with. You don’t want to run into several problems after you’ve paid for their services and installed a solar system. Always look to hire a reputable, industry leader who guarantees a first-class service along with a solid reputation within the community.