How to Choose the Right Solar Panel Installer

As the solar industry continues to grow, you’ll find more and more companies that promise amazing benefits for installing solar panels on your roof. The question is, how do you know which company is right for you? Well it’s important to do your research on each company and find out which ways they differ to compare them. Ultimately, cost might be the deciding factor for you but there are definitely other factors to keep in mind before making your decision. Here are some things to consider when choosing a solar panel installation company:

Years of experience

The number of years the company has been in business lets you know how experienced they are, how many installations they’ve successfully done, etc. The longer they’ve been in business, the more secure you may feel in hiring them because you can expect the job to be well done with no rookie mishaps.


Check that your installation company has all of the proper credentials they should have and that they are licensed and insured. This is important just in case something goes wrong, the installer should have insurance to cover the cost.


The installation company should clearly explain to you what all the fees will be to cover the whole job. It’s also good if they can help you find a financing plan that works for you.


You’ll want to make sure that the company you choose uses top quality equipment for the job. Ask them to give you the name and model number for everything they are installing and an energy estimate.


Check if the company will be using contractors and ask who they are so that you can do research on them to. Look up their credentials and any reviews they might have to see if they are trustworthy.


Last but not least, find out all the details about the warranty such as how long it lasts and what exactly is covered so there will be no surprises should anything not work as it’s supposed to.


Written by Joe Chenoweth, President of Smart Roofs

solar panels connecticutLocated in Trumbull, Connecticut, Smart Roofs offers premier solar panel installation and roofing services in Connecticut. Smart Roofs provides quality roofing and solar services to Fairfield County business and homeowners. Their talented roofing and solar teams will design a solution that fits your needs and sticks to your budget. They can help you reduce and even eliminate your monthly electric bill, all while raising the value of your home. Using tax benefits and recently-created SRECs, solar panel installation is more affordable than ever.

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