Are you transitioning to solar power? And are you thinking about handling the installation yourself? Many homeowners in Hervey Bay believe it will be much more affordable to use the DIY approach. Unfortunately, it is not as easy as it seems. For people with experience and knowledge, it looks like a very simple task to place and install solar equipment. In reality, there are several challenges waiting.
Why should you use a solar company in Hervey Bay to install your solar power? Just because you have the option of doing it yourself does not mean you should take it. And here are some good examples of why you should think carefully before making a final decision.
1. Personal Safety
One of the most important reasons you should not install solar power yourself is based on safety. Climbing on your roof can be a very dangerous job, especially if you have not done it before. It may seem easy when the professionals do it. However, they are well trained and prepared for this kind of work. Hence the reason to hire an expert. If for nothing else, then do it for the sake of your own safety. And if you are afraid of heights, you should definitely let an experienced solar power installer handle it.
2. Proper Roof Assessment
Before you can install anything on your roof, you need to check the structural integrity of the roof. Not all roofs have the same design or consist of the same material, which means different measures are necessary when installing a solar array. When you skip the step of assessing the roof, there could be horrible consequences. However, when you hire professionals, one of the first things they do is check whether the roof can handle the number of panels you want to install.
3. Get The Most Out Of Your Solar Equipment
So many things can go wrong when an inexperienced person installs solar. Any mistakes you make can shorten the time you get to use solar power, particularly if the panels are not facing the sun correctly. Considering how much you will be saving on your electrical bill and what you pay for the solar equipment, it is always a better idea to give this job over to professionals. Not only do they know how everything should be connected, but they also make sure your array performs at its best. In other words, you will get the most out of every panel, inverter, and battery.
4. Maintain The Warranty On Your Solar Power System
Depending on where you buy the solar equipment for your house, the warranty can insist on using professionals for the installation. Otherwise, you risk losing your warranty. Is this really a risk you want to take? Or would you prefer spending your time with family and friends while enjoying the new luxuries offered by solar? Keep the warranty of the equipment intact by hiring a professional installer.
5. Avoid The Risk Of Damage To Your Roof
It is one thing to accidentally damage solar equipment during the installation. However, have you thought about the damage you can do to your roof? Solar panels have to be properly fixed in order to stay in place, which requires intense work on the roof itself. Are you skilled enough and do you have the right equipment? If you cannot confidently answer yes, leave it to the experts.
You are not alone in thinking that DIY solar power installation could be the cheaper option. The truth is you can end up spending more when you are not sure about what you are doing. So, do the smart thing. Stay safe, keep your warranties intact, and get the most out of the array you purchase by letting professionals do the solar power installation for you.
Please contact us today at GCR Electrical Systems on (07) 4120 7004 if you have any questions about solar installation in Hervey Bay, or leave an enquiry if you would like more information about our solar installation services.