Looking for a Denver Solar Installer? Ask These Questions First
Much like your roof, the performance of a new solar array depends in no small part on the skill of the contractor you choose to install it. That means it’s critical to do some research and legwork before deciding on a Denver solar installer to complete your installation. How can you choose the right contractor for the job? Luckily, we can take some lessons from roofing here, as well!
Vetting the right Denver solar installer all starts with asking the right questions. At Elite Roofing & Solar, we’ve covered the questions you should ask potential roofers several times before. So today, we’re turning to the solar industry to suggest a handful of key questions you should be asking potential solar installation contractors.
Who Is Actually Completing the Installation?
For many solar contractors, including companies offering both roofing and solar, the job of installing solar panels on your roof won’t actually be completed by in-house personnel. In fact, in most cases these companies simply sell the solar panels—and then outsource the installation project, which can create significant delays. This also causes confusion for many homeowners when it’s unclear who to contact when the time comes to repair your solar panels or roof.
Generally speaking, it’s much better to work with a Denver solar installer who will actually carry out the installation themselves.
How Much Experience Do You Have with Solar Installs?
While solar is a relatively new and rapidly evolving technology, a little experience never hurts. When talking to potential installers, ask them about their experience. Credentials can also help in this regard, as solar installation requires specialized knowledge of both roofing and electrical work.
Can You Provide References from Homeowners in My Area?
Along with experience, solid examples and references go a long way. It’s always a good sign when a solar installer you talk to can point you to direct references from the Denver area. Glowing references that speak very highly of the quality of a contractor’s work say more than the contractors themselves ever could—so always ask for references!
What Warranties or Guarantees Do You Offer?
Solar is a long-term investment. In order to save money over the life of your solar array, your solar panels need to last long enough to recoup that upfront cost. It’s always important to invest in quality materials—but a warranty certainly doesn’t hurt either.
When it comes to warranties and guarantees, you’ll want a material warranty covering your solar panels. However, a workmanship warranty or guarantee protecting your roof is also important.
Any type of roof-mounted installation that requires penetrating your roof’s surface creates risk for your roof. That’s why at Elite we offer a workmanship warranty that covers the full area affected by installation of your new solar array.
How Long Have You Been in Business?
No matter the industry, a warranty or guarantee is only as reliable as the company offering it. All home services industries are highly competitive, and solar is no different. If a Denver solar installer you contact has only been in business for a couple years, can you really trust them to hold up a 10+ year warranty?
At Elite Roofing, we’ve been in business since 2006, and we’re showing no signs of slowing down. So when we offer a warranty for the roofing system underlying your solar array, you can trust that we’ll be here to honor it!
Schedule a Consultation with the Leading Denver Solar Installer
Here at Elite Roofing & Solar, quality comes first in everything we do. Between our seasoned roofing experts and in-house solar installation team, we’re able to provide the best quality solar installations in all of Denver. We’re among the very few solar contractors who install your solar array, provide pre- and post-installation roof inspections, and cover your roof in the event that any damage results from installing your solar panels.
If you’re looking to make this the year you start saving with solar, book a solar consultation with Elite Roofing today!