How to prepare your home for solar panels

Switching to solar energy is a great way to contribute to a sustainable future and gain energy independence. However, before you install solar panels, it is essential to prepare your home correctly to ensure a smooth transition. Here are some tips to get ready for solar panel installation.

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Begin by thoroughly inspecting your roof, as it will support your solar panels. Any necessary repairs or reinforcements should be prioritised

and completed before the installation to prevent any potential issues down the line.

Solar panels require direct sunlight (although in small amounts) to function efficiently. Take note of the areas of your roof that receive consistent sunlight throughout the day. A good Solar Panel Installation Portishead company such as Redbridge can help you to assess the best location for your solar panels to ensure that they are making the most of the sunlight that is available to you.

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Ensure easy access to your roof on the day of installation. This means clearing pathways, securing pets, and moving any vehicles or garden furniture that could obstruct access. Providing a clear working space helps installers to work efficiently and safely.

Understand any local permits or requirements. You must find out about and adhere to any local building regulations. In some cases if you live in a leasehold property with a homeowners association, you may be required to adhere to certain rules and regulations when it comes to the installation of collar panels.