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DIY Solar Panels: Pros and Cons

October 31, 2020

In recent years, residential solar power systems have become very popular with homeowners eager to reduce their carbon footprint, take advantage of federal rebates and solar incentive programs, and save a considerable amount of money each month on energy costs. While ambitious homeowners may enjoy the challenge of do-it-yourself home projects, DIY solar panels installation is an intricate process that requires a significant understanding of photovoltaic energy cells and other connective parts of a solar panel system. That is why it is recommended that solar panels are installed by licensed and trained professionals.

However, every home project comes with its share of pros and cons. If you are weighing how much money you can save by not hiring a professional to install your solar panel system and instead of doing it yourself, then first consider the following pros and cons of DIY solar panel installation.

The Pros of DIY Solar Panels Installation

Homeowners may feel that by installing their own solar panel system, they can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Easier access to purchase solar panels online or directly from a local wholesaler
  • No installation costs
  • Conveniently power another building on their property
  • Experience a fulfilling challenge for those who enjoy DIY projects

The Cons of DIY Solar Panels Installation

Because proper solar panel installation is a time-consuming and complicated process, there are several drawbacks to installing solar panels on your own.

  • DIY solar panel installation increases the margin for error with regard to your solar efficiency.
  • You run the risk of roof damage, potential leaks, and improperly connecting your solar system.
  • You’ll have no warranty claims or support if your solar system doesn’t work properly.
  • You’ll incur larger upfront costs for tools, equipment, and time.
  • Working on roofs can be dangerous and lead to a fall or serious injury if not careful.

Although the pros of a do-it-yourself solar panel installation may seem convenient and satisfying for the penny pinching, at-home builder, the reality is that self-installing a solar panel system requires experienced labor. That’s why you would greatly benefit from the solar panel system installation services of PES Solar.

3 Benefits of Hiring PES Solar Experts

With over 20 years of experience in the solar power industry, the professionals at PES Solar can ensure the following:

  1. We complete our solar projects in a timely fashion.

    Installing solar panels requires instructions to be read very carefully which can seem foreign and confusing for novice homeowners. At PES Solar, our experienced and trained experts will complete your solar install in a timely manner and ensure all unit components are properly connected and fully functioning.

  2. We provide cost-efficient installation and maintenance.

    Our experts can help increase your return on investment by mounting and installing your solar panel system in such a way that they optimize your sunlight hours to convert the most amount of money-saving energy each day. We also guarantee our work so that if any issue should arise, we will promptly service and correct it.

  3. We will protect the integrity of your home.

    Solar panels are not lightweight; therefore, getting the panels up onto your roof in a safe and efficient manner will be very difficult for you to do on your own. The panels may weigh so much that they can destroy your gutters and damage your roof if not handled with care. Fortunately, the experts at PES Solar are here to do all the heavy lifting for you.

Contact our Solar Panel Experts Today

PES Solar has helped satisfied homeowners reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs for over two decades. Pending credit approval, we also offer zero-down financing to aid homeowners in going solar.

At PES Solar, we work with you to accommodate your needs, schedule, and budget. If you have questions about the size, amount, and type of solar panel systems we offer, contact one of our solar panel experts today at (800) 650-6519.