Solar Panel Maintenance Companies – Which To Choose
Once you have bought and had your systems installed, you really should consider searching out local solar panel maintenance companies who can look after your panels. You may consider doing this work yourself, but maybe weighing up the time and effort against the actual cost may make you decide to get in the experts.
Solar Panel Maintenance Cost
It’s worth getting several quotes for this. A big brand name might come with the bigger price tag. We’ve seen prices ranging from around $3 per panel to over $10 per panel. Obviously, there are different factors to look at when pricing this work. If you live in a single floor home it’s easier to access the panels, than it is if your house is 4 floors high.
Panels situated on a flat roof are easier to work with compared to a steeply pitched roof. This again could affect the price you pay compared to the guy next door. If there’s specialist ladders or equipment needed to gain access this will reflect in the price quoted. The ability to access a flat roof, from a door means this is much easier than using ladders with safety ropes etc.
Some companies charge a flat rate of anywhere within a range of $130-$360, as average fees go. Again though, it’s often best to shop around to see what they are offering and ask about discounts. We suggest that you ask about the cost of an annual inspection, what it entails and when is the best time to have this carried out. Don’t be afraid to challenge and quotation if you feel it is excessive. We always say you should be paying for the service, not the brand name.
Solar Panels Maintenance
The solar panel maintenance companies will search for corrosion, wear & tear, loose wiring and also check fastenings such as bolts to ensure the panels are still safely in place and not loose. It’s best to have an annual check, for that extra peace of mind. An expert is more likely to notice a fault than the average homeowner. Another advantage is these engineers will probably have replacement parts with them, in their van. This means repairs can be carried out straight away without any downtime or further expense. Furthermore, while on site they can advise on any bolt on products or newer versions which could help reduce bills further.
Don’t be afraid to check out reviews on the company. As solar power becomes more and more popular, you’ll notice there is an increase in the number of solar panel maintenance companies springing up.