Once you’ve found a few contractors that seem promising, schedule appointments with them so they can come to take measurements on your roof and provide ballpark quotes on the cost to install your system.
This process may require several meetings but asking lots of questions at this stage could save you money down the road.
Securing the Right Permits is the Next Step
Once you’ve found an installer, the next step is to make sure that your house or building has the right permits for solar panel installation.
Most cities require a permit before any type of construction can be done on a property so it’s important to check with local officials first.
You will also need certain types of paperwork including proof of ownership and copies of architectural plans if there are renovations being made as part of this project.
Since some states offer tax incentives for installing solar panels on homes, consult with state authorities about what documentation they might need from homeowners who want to claim these benefits.
Once all necessary documents have been acquired by both parties, you are ready to begin the installation.
Place an Order on the Necessary Equipment
Solar panel installation requires dozens of components that are used to connect the solar panels to your home’s electricity.