You Ask, We Answer: Are Solar Panels Right for My Home?
Examine your energy bill
Know your roof type and age
Likewise, the type of roof you have on your home will help you decide if solar panels make sense for your home. According to SunPower, solar panel installations tend to work best on strong roofs with materials such as asphalt shingle, concrete tile, composite or standing seam metal. While it is possible to have solar panels installed on other types of roofs like slate tile or wood shake, finding a specialist who has installed panels on these types of roofs is key for success.
Think about how much light your home gets
Consider Connecticut’s climate
But considering Connecticut’s climate is just as important as thinking about the direction your house faces, because you’ll want to know the durability rating of your solar panels. As with any investment for your home, due diligence is a must! Research, read reviews and ask your Calcagni Real Estate agent if they— or anyone they know—has any recommendations for a solar panel company, and what type of panels were used.