Know your roofing information. We’ll need to know your roofing specification in order to assess if your roof can be used for solar installation, or if ground mounted panels would be an option. Let us know the age of your home’s roof, as well as the type of material used. We will need to know if you have asphalt shingles, metal roofing, or other roofing materials.
Check your utility bill. Look on your previous statement or call your utility provider to find the current energy costs. Your utility company may also provide information on your home’s average usage. This is helpful in determining how much solar energy your home will need to provide power for all your needs.
Think about your future. Your new solar installation will be powering your home for years to come, and a lot of changes can occur during this time. It is best to account for these changes during the initial solar installation, rather than altering the system later. Consider these factors:
- Will your family be growing, or a child moving away from home?
- Do you plan to add on to your home in the future?
- Will you purchase electric appliances when it is time to replace current ones?
Being prepared with this information will help our team learn more about your needs so we can present solar installation options that are appropriate for your home. Smith Sustainable Design is here to address your concerns and questions anytime. Contact us today to learn more about solar installation for your home.