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Should You Install Solar Panels?

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Are Solar Panels The Right Solutions?

More homeowners are starting to install solar panels on their home so they can take advantage of the power the sun and decrease their utility bills. You have heard a number of things about solar power and even if you think you want to take advantage of it, you need to be sure before you take the big step and make the investment. Here are a few things to help you decide if solar panels are right for your home.

Do You Get A Lot Of Sun?

The first thing you need to think about is whether or not your roof gets quite a bit of sunlight. Do you have any trees casting shadows at certain times of the day? In Redondo Beach, there’s certainly plenty of sunshine to go around. Keep in mind that a roof facing south is best for full sunlight. East or west facing roofs are good as well if the pitch of the roof isn’t too steep and north facing isn’t as advisable. Once you’ve determined whether or not you get enough sun, you can move forward with solar panels.

Will You Get Tax Incentives?

When you look into solar panels and start researching, you might think they cost a lot of money. However, you don’t really have to pay out of pocket for the investment. You can get substantial tax incentives to pay yourself back for solar power systems that include solar panels. The system will also quickly pay for itself based on the money you save on utilities.

Should You Buy Or Lease?

You can choose to go either direction when it comes to buying or leasing solar panels. However, keep in mind that when you lease, you don’t get the tax incentives. You just have to pay a monthly fee to have the solar panels on your roof. In the past, homeowners were more likely to lease, but now, it makes more sense to buy. That way, you own the solar panels and never have to pay for them again.

Where Can You Find Installation Help?

When you are investing in something as important as solar panels, you want to make sure you get the right installer for the job. You will pick a reputable solar panel provider because these panels will be on your house for 20-40 years. You will want to know how much power the panels produce and what their performance warranty is like so you know what you are getting into and can make an informed decision.

Contractor Services For Solar Panels

O&R Building not only installs solar panels, but we can also design a system that allows you to make the most of the sun’s free energy. In Redondo Beach, there is plenty of sunlight creating power and when you take advantage of it, you’re reducing your carbon footprint on the environment. Solar panels are a great investment so give us a call today and let’s get started.