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Is Your Home Perfect For Solar Installations?

Date: Sep 26 2017
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If you are planning to install solar panels for your home, one of the first questions that comes to your mind is— Is my house fit for solar? You need to consider several factors including your roof angle, PV system installation, and the amount of direct sunlight received. So, before you set up the panels, it is important to understand whether they are a good fit for your home or not. Here are a few things to help you figure out if you should install rooftop solar panels:

Local Climate

Solar panels work in different weather conditions, from warmer regions such as Florida and California, to rain prone states like Georgia. Technologically-advanced and high-performance PV systems convert direct and subdued sunlight into electrical energy. It means that your rooftop panels operate in cloudy weather as well. Talk to our solar experts to figure out the amount of energy your solar panels will generate. It will help you understand how much you can save on your monthly power bills by switching to solar power.

Panel Orientation

Your rooftop solar system will produce more energy from the sun provided the panels face southwards. Make sure it is set up on a surface facing the south for maximum efficiency. Solar panels installed on a flat roof should face south. Let Coast to Coast’s installers check the panel installation, tree shading, and roof angle to ascertain whether your home receives enough sunlight to meet your family’s energy requirements.

Roof Quality

PV systems work best on roofs made of asphalt shingle, composite, seam metal, or concrete tile. You can even install solar on roofs made of slate tile, wood shake, or mortar with clay or stone-coated steel or composite metal. Collaborate with a solar contractor with experience in setting up panels on these roofing materials. Inquiring about the kind of mounting hardware is also essential.

If you want to learn whether solar makes sense for your home, take a closer look at your roof structure, quality, inclination, and its exposure to the sun. For more information about our solar products, contact us today.

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