Installation Day: How Long Will It Take?
Investing in solar panels is a big decision, and you want to know all you can about the process before making a move. Once you learn about the benefits of solar panels, the warranties, the incentives, and the financing, it’s time to talk about installation day.
What do you need to do to be prepared for a solar panel installation? First, check the status of your existing roof. When was the last time it was replaced? Are there any leaks or patches? If your roof is more than 20 years old, it is time to get a new one.
Having a new roof before installing solar panels will elongate your investment in the panels. Also, if your roof starts to show signs of aging while the solar panels are on them, it will be more of a hassle to take it all down to replace the roof.
Installation Process: What to Expect
Once your roof is ready for solar panel installation, you can find out how long it will take for the solar system to be installed by expert solar professionals.
The actual installation can take as little as six hours. Your trusted solar team will get everything installed and ready for inspection. They will make sure everything works according to plan. But other aspects of the installation process will take some time.
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- Permit Approval: Sometimes, the longest part of the installation process is waiting for approval of the work permit. Start early and don’t make any plans until the permit process is over.
- HOA Approval: Your HOA can have a backlog of requests they are working through. Sometimes homeowners go weeks before they hear back from their HOA. Stay on them and wait for approval before making significant changes to your home.
- Inspection by the City: Once the solar panels are on your home, you need to get an inspection by the city before you can use them. This can take one to six weeks and feels like a long time. But it will pay off to know that your solar panels were correctly installed and ready for action.
Perhaps you want to learn more about solar panel installation. The pro team at New Day Solar is just a call away to discuss all of your questions. Speak with a member of our team to learn more by calling (855) 444-6329.
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