By now you’re likely familiar with all the benefits going solar can offer. You’re interested in saving money and reducing your carbon footprint while also providing your household with greater energy independence. But where do you start?
Is my home suitable for solar? How much will installing solar cost?
No-Cost Home Solar Assessment
All your initial questions can be answered during a no-pressure and no-cost home solar assessment. This process includes a comprehensive evaluation of how viable solar is for your home, whether your roof can support an installation, how much energy your home requires, and what options can make your solar system even more affordable. This assessment will provide you with many of the answers you need prior to making the decision to switch to solar.
Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before Installing Your Solar System
When you’re finally ready to install your home’s solar system, you should make sure you get the answers to several important questions.
1. Will you be subcontracting out my solar installation project?
Some contractors don’t actually complete solar installations in-house. This means they have to subcontract out the project to another contractor. Sometimes when projects aren’t kept in-house things slip through the cracks and customer service isn’t consistent.
At West Coast Solar, you deal with our own team from start to finish, so you can rest assured everything will flow smoothly.
2. What kind of financing or incentives do I have?
Although solar panel prices have decreased significantly over the past few years, going solar is still a major project. Be sure to inquire what options you have in terms of purchasing.
With West Coast Solar, you can finance the system with various loan options, or buy it outright. When you purchase your solar system, you may also be eligible for a 30% federal solar tax credit. Our team can work with you to find the solution that works with your budget.
3. What is the warranty on my system?
Most solar panel manufacturers offer a 20-25 year warranty on their panels. Based on which solution your home will have, you should inquire about the manufacturer warranty.
Your solar system installed by West Coast Solar will not only have the manufacturer warranty on the solar panels, but in addition, you’ll receive a 10-year guarantee. This will cover defects in roof-related work and labor costs for the replacement of any components covered by the manufacturer warranty.
Making Solar Simple in the Greater Sacramento & Bay Area
When you choose to go solar with West Coast Solar, our team will be guiding you through every step of the process. With our knowledgeable and caring team, you’ll rest easy knowing you’re covered by quality work, affordable solutions, and long warranties.