Solar Panels and Your Home’s Roof
Before deciding to go solar, you’ll likely have many questions. One of the most common is: will the panels damage my roof? The short answer is that roof damage is extremely rare. It is important to choose an experienced solar provider to help avoid this concern.
Things to look for when choosing a solar provider
Proper certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The NABCEP photovoltaic (PV) Installation Professional certification establishes a set of national standards that PV installers with skills and experience can promote to distinguish themselves from the competition. The certification protects the public by giving PV installers a credential to help homeowners judge the competency of the professionals.
State-required licenses and insurance. Though what is required varies by state, solar installers should have all necessary business licenses and insurance policies. Typically, those include licenses for general contracting and general liability insurance.
Experience and credibility in the market. Previous clients, reviews, and a reputation in your area are great indicators for how the installers do business.
Equipment customization options. All homes and solar PV systems are not the same. It’s important that your installer offers the right system for your home, your budget, and your needs. Complex installs require customization, and the installer should be able to meet your needs.
Warranty options. Because solar systems are relatively large investments, protecting your home, your budget, and your system with a warranty is a wise choice. Make sure you understand all the paperwork, stipulations, and conditions before you sign on the dotted line.
Leave your worries to us.
At IGS Solar, we handle it all. You can rely on IGS and our partners as your full-service solar provider. We’ll coordinate with our long-term partners to expertly manage every phase – including the initial home assessment, system design, interconnection with your utility, and everything in between.