When considering solar panel installation, many homeowners are lured in by companies that claim they will remove and reinstall the panels if the homeowner ever needs to replace their roof in the future. However, this claim may not be as good as it seems and it's important to thoroughly research the company before making a decision.
Let's take a closer look at why this claim may not be as good as it seems and how to protect yourself from potential hazards.
The company making that claim is looking for a quick money grab: Some companies make this claim as a way to attract customers, but they may not have a long-term plan or the resources to follow through. They may not have been in business for very long, and could go out of business before the homeowner is able to take advantage of that deal.
That language was not included in the contract or has some kind of loophole: It is important to thoroughly read and understand the contract before signing it. If the language about future removal and reinstallation of solar panels is not included, or if there is a loophole, the homeowner could be left without any protection.
Language was included in the contract but the company schedule is backed up for several months or even years: Even if the language is included in the contract, it is very possible that the company's schedule is severely backed up. In the meantime, the homeowner's roof is sitting there, potentially causing damage or leaks.
Importance of researching and choosing a reputable solar company.
The bottom line is that when it comes to solar energy, it's important to do your research and choose a reputable company that uses high-quality materials and is properly licensed and insured. Avoid companies that offer free removal and installation services, as they may not have your best interests in mind. Instead, opt for a company that will work with you to design a solar system that meets your energy needs and budget.