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Hiring a tradesman for solar panels installation or repair
Solar panels can add a great deal of value to a property, not to mention save you money on your energy bills. Having said that they are also expensive, so you will want to protect your investment by finding a well qualified tradesmen to perform the installation or repairs for your unit. Plentific can help you cut down your search with a service that can generate a bespoke list of the best tradesmen in your local area offering the skills your job requires. With information on over 75,000 tradesmen across the UK, including customer reviews, Plentific is dedicated to helping you make your ideal hire, whatever your job may be.
What do you need to know about solar panel installation or repair?
Solar panels can save you a lot of money on your energy bills, as well as reduce your carbon footprint. They are becoming increasingly popular and can add a lot of value to a property, provided they are economical. Think of the area you live in and how much sunlight you get. Before buying any units it is crucial to get your property assessed. Not only will this give you an idea of what you can save, but it will also highlight whether any changes will need to be made to your property in order to accommodate the panels.
As part of the government’s Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) it is possible to get funding to have solar panels installed, though in this case you will not receive money for any excess energy. If you buy the panels yourself you can set up a scheme where you can sell excess energy that they generate.
Without funding, the average cost of installing solar panels is usually between £6000 and £9000. Due to the expense, it is important that you get a good guarantee from your installer. You should also take the time to look into the models offered to you to make sure that they are of a strong quality. When it comes to solar panels, most tradesmen that install or repair them belong to specialist companies. Check a company’s credentials when they offer you a quote: how much experience do they have with solar panels? Can they advise you on any government schemes? All this information should be readily available, as should feedback and reviews from previous clientele. Although fixing solar panels to a roof can be a quick job, it can also be dangerous, so ensure that your tradesmen take the proper safety precautions, and that they are fully covered against accidental damage and liabilities.
The cost of repairing a solar panel can vary. Once again, you should have a guarantee covering you. You may well be able to get your system assessed for free. Problems can include loose or broken panels, broken glass or loose solar connections. Costs will depend on the problem at hand and price of additional parts: significant repairs can cost over £1000.