Like any decision about significant changes to your home or business, time is always a factor. Solar is no different, and if you have made the great decision to switch to solar. You may be wondering how long does it take to install? In short – it won’t take long. However, this process is different for each home and requirements. So, there are a few things for you to consider that may affect the installation process.
Can my roof type affect the installation?
The different types of roofing materials affect how easy it is to fix the individual panels. For example, corrugated iron roofing is simple to fix to. As the brackets can easily attach to the roof battens . However, the process can take longer with materials such as terracotta roof tiles that have to be individually removed and replaced with care.
Some older commercial buildings have concrete roofing, which takes more time to fix the panels to due to its density and strength.
How about the weather?
Although you have booked an installation date for your new solar system, uncontrollable factors such as weather can cause delays . In harsher weather conditions, it’s dangerous to install solar panels. Especially in the wind and rain. Therefore, weather conditions have to be suitable to ensure the safety of our installers. If a string of bad weather occurs, the installation process can take a little longer than expected.
Does roof accessibility matter?
On the majority of regular suburban roofs, access is no issue. Installers can get up and down easily as well as transport the panels safely. However, some commercial buildings and townhouses are harder to access. Although this isn’t going to prevent the entire process, it will most likely slow it down.
If access to your roof is tricky, you may want to allow more time for the solar panel installation.
For an efficient installation, the solar experts at SunEnergy are available for any questions you may have. During the consultation phase you are able to get a rough idea how long the entire process will take.
Generally speaking, the solar installation process for a regular home can be completed all within the same day.
By requesting a quote from SunEnergy, you’ll be in good hands. As one of South Australia’s Top 5 solar retailers, we’re solar experts and will provide you with the best service possible.
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