Have you been looking to make the switch to a cleaner, renewable and abundant energy source? Every year more and more American homeowners are installing solar panels on their homes and excitedly moving towards a greener lifestyle. For those unfamiliar with solar energy, it is one of the most popular sources of alternative energy and has a more than a few perks that go along with it. Not only is solar energy better for the environment, but the biggest motivator for families making the switch is the savings they experience each month with their utility bills.
You may be asking yourself, “Where do I start?”
At first it can seem like an overwhelming process – fortunately, our team understands all of the work that goes on behind the scenes to make switching to solar a seamless process for homeowners.
To put your mind at ease and help you gain a little insight into the steps in going solar, we’ve created this simple solar checklist!
Can You Put Solar Panels on Your Home?
The first thing to consider when looking to go solar is if you can you put solar panels on your home? Believe it or not, not all homes may be ‘roof ready’. Here are a few factors to consider:
1. Roof Type
2. Slope of Your Roof
3. Age of Your Roof
One of the most common things solar installers look for in a roof is how much sun it gets and if there are trees blocking your roof. While this may sound like it’s not a big deal, too much shade from trees will block the sun and your panels will not be able to harness enough energy. Fortunately, Momentum Solar offers tree removal services for those who need it.
Another factor that installers consider is the slope of your roof, “solar panels perform best on south-facing roofs with a slop between 15-40 degrees, but other roofs are still considered.”1 Lastly, consider the age of your roof. Most roofs have a lifespan of 10-25 years and at the end of their term they may need to be replaced or repaired. By knowing the age of your roof and its condition you can determine whether or not you may need to replace it before installing solar panels.1
Understanding your roof’s condition is critical to its upkeep and stability, especially if you are looking to install solar panels on your home. If your roof could use a tune-up or a complete overhaul, our sister company, Momentum Home, offers a wide variety of roofing shingle solutions that provide each homeowner with the best options to design their dream roof. Momentum Home is ready to complete your roof replacement or repair with only the best materials from Owen’s Corning and GAF. When you choose Momentum, you can trust your roof will be built to last.
Contacting the Right Company
Switching to solar can seem like a big step to take, but with the right company it can be an easy, seamless process. When looking for a solar company, our team suggests reading company reviews,
checking their credentials and verifying that they offer free quotes.2 With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, honors from prestigious outlets such as Inc. 500 and Deloitte, as well as free quotes for every homeowner, you can trust Momentum to give you honest answers about the transition to solar energy.
Our team is dedicated to helping the environment by offering affordable renewable energy solutions and white-glove customer service. You can reach us by phone, email or any of our social media outlets, our team is standing by.
What to Expect After Signing
Working with a Momentum Solar means a dedicated representative will guide you through the entire process from solar enrollment through customized design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of every system to ensure a seamless transition to renewable energy. Every install is customized to ensure each system is capitalizing on peak solar output and providing homeowners with unrivaled aesthetic appeal. Momentum Solar also provides worry-free maintenance and monitoring of each system to ensure that it is always functioning optimally so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the more important things in life!
How Momentum Can Help
Our team is there for you every step of the way to assist with permitting, installation and the activation of every system to ensure a seamless transition to solar power. Momentum Solar is dedicated to providing our customers with first-class service as well as giving homeowners the resources to make the switch to a greener future.
For more information, please give us a call at 1-888-MOMENTUM.