Installing solar panels on your roof has so many benefits. It reduces the carbon footprint, lowers

the utility bills and raises the value of your house.

Installing a solar is a relatively simple task which an expert can finish within minutes.

Even though the initial installation costs may be high, the long-term benefits will offset this cost.

Almost everyone can benefit from installing a solar panel at their home. However, some factors

like the the style of your roof and location of your home will have an impact on the energy you

generate. Here are the five things to consider before installing a solar panel on your roof.

1. The Roof Material, Layout, and Condition

Solar panels have high durability. Most systems will last up to thirty years or even more. That’s

why you will find a solar panel installation company offering ten years of warranty for their

services. All this is an indication of their durability.

However, it’s essential to check the condition of your roof before you install a solar panel. If

there’s any problem always fix it before you start the installation process. Remember, some

roofing materials like asphalt are expected to last for twenty years.

2. Determine Your Location

The energy your solar panel generates is dependent on how long the sun shines on your panels.

What does this mean?

If your house receives direct sunlight for long, the solar panel will generate more power. Where

the exposure to sunlight is minimal, the power generation will be less. As such, you will have to

compensate for this by installing more panels on your respective roof.

Make sure there are no physical objects such as trees, casting shadows or satellite dishes on your

roof which may prevent energy production.

3. The Financing Options

The amount of money you need to install a solar panel is dependent on several factors such as it

includes the size of the solar system, the type of the panels, and the company you choose to buy


Paying upfront in cash is a simple payment option. If you don’t have the money for now, you can

apply for a solar loan and pay later in installments.

If you don’t have money and you’re unable to solicit for a loan, agree with the solar panel

companies suggestion on how to make your payments. If this happens, follow the payment terms

to the letter.

4. The Rebate Eligibility

Tax credits and rebates will reduce the cost of solar installation. However, you’ll be required to

complete the paperwork in a specific amount of time. Review the existing laws to get a better

idea of how much you’ll save from this task.

5. The Panel Options

The roof-mounted solar panels are the most popular choice in the market. However, what

happens if your roof doesn’t have enough space?

Well, ground-mounted arrays would be your choice. You can mount these panels anywhere in

your property. Since mounting panels on the ground requires more labor and materials, they’re

likely to be more costly than a regular roof-mounted panels.

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