HOME SOLAR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
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A. With our 15 years of experience, Progressive Home services has become one of the leading companies in the industry across Canada.
A. The solar panels will convert sunlight into direct current electricity that is then pushed through the inverter. The dc electricity produced by the solar panels will then convert to alternating current electricity. We basically take the energy from the sun and convert into usable energy for your home!
A. There are several factors that will determine the length of installation, such as the complexity of your roof and size. On average it will take approximately 2 to 3 days from start to finish with an additional day for the electrician.
A. Most insurance companies now understand solar. Most of them now treat solar equipment the same as any other equipment such as a hot tub or upgraded kitchen. Our customers pay from $75 to $150 extra per year.
A. The average home can require up to 90 roof punctures and it is imperative that all of them are leak free. Some competitors that provide cheaper installation use butyl tape, in doing so it will void your roof warranty and will eventually leak. We use PV Quickmount systems they are the most expensive but with our experience we feel its money well spent and we haven’t had any installations that have leaked.
A. Before we install the solar panels, we will have a certified installer do a roof inspection. If the singles need to be replaced you would have 3 options. 1. Replace the shingles only where the solar panels will be attached, replace your entire roof or we can replace it for you and add it to the total amount being financed. If for whatever reason we have to pull the panels off your roof there is a cost associated with it.
A. Shade will reduce the amount of electricity your system can produce by a small amount. Our solar designers will work in positioning the panels on the roof in the most effective way possible. Shading usually comes from trees and chimneys.
A. The output of the solar panels will be affected if they are covered with snow. Although they are installed at an angle so the snow will slide off. The high summer months will balance out lower winter months.
A. No, we install metal squirrel guards to keep squirrels and birds from interfering with the panels.
A. We install turn-key solar projects for homeowners across Ontario.
A. Yes, on average the value of your home will increase by 4%.
A. Your property value would have increased and you are now selling your home with an asset. The new homeowners won’t have to pay for hydro.
A. All solar projects come with a web-based monitoring system. You can download the app on your phone to track your production as well as your consumption.
A. Our installers have 25 years of installing solar panels. We produce reliable projects. We use only quality materials that will last you the entire life span of the solar panels. All our projects come with a 20-year warranty.