10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Solar Contractor

10 Nov 2022

Are you interested in going solar? If so, you need to hire a qualified solar contractor to install your system. Many contractors are out there, so it can be difficult to select the right one. This blog post will outline 10 questions you need to ask before hiring a solar contractor. This will help ensure that you select the right company for the job!

1. What are your qualifications?

You want to ensure that the contractor you hire is qualified to install solar panels. Ask about their experience and training. Do they have any certifications? Are they members of any professional organizations? The more qualified they are, the better!

2. What do you charge for your services?

Be sure to get a detailed estimate of the costs of installing your solar panels. Ensure all costs are included in the estimate, such as labor, materials, and permits.

3. How long will the installation process take?

Solar panel installation can take several weeks or even months to complete. Find out how long the contractor estimates the process will take.

4. What type of warranty do you offer?

You should always ask about the warranty before hiring a contractor. Most solar panel manufacturers offer a 25-year warranty on their products. However, the installation workmanship is only covered for a few years. Find out what type of warranty the contractor offers on their work.

5. Do you have insurance?

It’s important to ensure that the contractor has insurance in case of any accidents during installation. Ask for proof of insurance before hiring them.

6. What are your references?

You should always ask for references from any contractor you’re considering hiring. Ask the references if they were happy with the work that was done.

7. What are your payment terms?

Find out when the contractor requires payment and what payment they accept.

8. Have you ever had a complaint filed against you?

You can check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against the contractor.

9. What is your cancellation policy?

Find out the contractor’s policy if you need to cancel the project for any reason.

10. Do you have any questions for me?

This is an important question to ask because it shows that the contractor is interested in your project and willing to answer any questions.

These 10 questions will help you hire the right solar contractor for your needs. Be sure to take your time and do your research before making a final decision.

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