How do you pick the best solar installer?
There are thousands of companies installing solar panels today. Every
company is different, so it's important to understand how to choose the best
solar installer for you. Here are the top five things that you should consider.
First, make sure to hire an installer that has experience and a proven track
record. Ask installers how long they've been in business and how many
installations they've completed in your area. Second, ensure the installer has
relevant industry certifications. Reputable solar companies will have
certifications from organizations or their respective states to vouch for
their level of training and expertise. Third, check for proper insurance and
licensing. These requirements can vary, but generally include liability
insurance, general contracting licensing, and an electrical license. If you're
shopping for solar on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace, don't worry.
EnergySage approved installers are all pre-screened for proper licensing before
they can submit quotes on the platform. Fourth, check each company's ratings and
reviews and select a provider that has a reputation for quality. The higher
quality installers tend to have many favorable reviews online.
installers should also be able to provide you with references to contact
directly. Fifth, you should select a company that you like and trust. Your
relationship with your installer won't end once the contract is signed or even
once the installation is complete. Working with a responsive, respectful, and
knowledgeable solar company can make all the difference when it comes to your
installation, as well as any maintenance issues that come up in the future. If
you're shopping on EnergySage, we've already done the research for you. Our
installer network is pre-screened and vetted based on their experience,
certifications, licensing, and reputation to ensure they'll provide the best
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