Is Solar Right for Your Home?

April 20, 2016

Single family homes. Ranch-style houses. Duplexes. Triplexes. Townhomes.

…with so many different styles of home, homeowners might question whether or not their specific home is a good candidate for solar power. There may be concerns about the slope or construction of the roof or general, overall viability of a roof mounted solar power production system. Related to this, customers ask us many questions, some of which are:

  • “Is my home too small to benefit from solar power?”
  • “Can I still expand my home or add a new room after installation?”
  • “I live in a brick home with a flat roof. Can solar benefit me?”

Regardless of the physical shape of your home, there is most likely an affordable, efficient solar power solution that will net you savings on your power bill while adding value to your home. Most homeowners who don’t have a background in electrical engineering won’t have the answers to the above questions without consulting with professional installers like Urban Solar. So, reach out to us with even the toughest questions about solar power; chances are good that other homeowners have had similar questions and we’ve got an answer for you.  

To get a good feel for how a solar power system would apply to your home, it helps for us to know a few key things about the structure itself. When you contact us to learn more about our free energy assessment, be prepared with answers to the following questions:

  • How old is your home?
  • How old is the roof, and has it been repaired recently (or is it in need of repairs)?
  • Has this home had solar installed on it in the past?
  • What is the construction type (brick, wood frame, etc.)?
  • Are there any power utility structures on the property (junction boxes, rectifiers, etc.)?

Once we begin the discussion about your specific home and it’s potential for solar power production, we’ll go through the design phase and discuss pricing. Before long, your home could be working for you, in helping to lower your energy bills.