What to Expect Before, During, and After Solar Panel Installation

Posted on February 23, 2022 in by kcoughlin

So you decided to go solar. Great choice! You may be wondering what to expect during your solar panel installation. In this blog, we took the guesswork out of it for you. This way, you have a clear understanding of what you are in for! At Bison Roofing & Solar, we work tirelessly to ensure that you have the fastest, most reliable, and highest quality solar installation possible.

A Timeline of Solar Panel Installation

How does solar panel installation work? It all starts with an appointment with one of our solar experts. At this appointment, they will speak to you about your individual solar needs and concerns, if any. They take a look at your average kilowatt usage over the course of a year. From there they look at your roof to determine the optimal placement of solar panels.

solar panel installation timelineFrom there, a solar panel system is developed uniquely for you, your home, and your energy needs. All documentation is signed, sealed, and delivered. What happens next?

Before any permits are pulled, Bison will schedule a Site Survey to make sure the layout proposed to you meets all code requirements and gets your seal of approval before being submitted to your local building department. We also work with your HOA to make sure your solar panels fit their standards. Then we pull together all permits, materials, and other necessary items to get your job done. This process usually takes between two to four months.

Permitting is the longest part of  the process, and is what causes the longest lead-time between when you sign and when the final product is delivered.

What Happens During Solar Panel Installation?

When you get your appointment for solar panel installation, the duration of installation depends on the size of the project. In general, it shouldn’t take more than a week. You don’t need to plan on being away from home, or making any arrangements. Our best-in-industry workers will make sure everything is completed in a timely manner, while making sure the results are impeccable.

If you have any questions during the panel installation, you are welcome to ask the individuals working on site, or give us a call.

After Your Solar Panels Are Installed

After your solar installation, all you have to do is sit back and relax and enjoy your new, renewable energy source.

Care and maintenance of your solar panels is minimal. Rain works as a natural cleanser of anything that may collect on top of them. They work optimally in full, unobstructed sun. Luckily, since we live in the Sunshine State, we have abundant sunshine to convert into solar energy. Rest assured that your solar panels are still working when it is cloudy or rainy out.

If you have questions about solar energy in general, or any part of the solar panel installation process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Bison Roofing & Solar is renowned for our honesty, passion for what we do, and excellent customer service. If anything seems like it isn’t exceeding your expectations, we will work with you to find a solution.

With over fifteen years of experience under our belts, you can rest assured that you are working with the best in the industry!

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