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What To Look For in a Solar Installation Company

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Going solar is a significant investment. It can also be a complicated and stressful endeavor if you choose the wrong solar installation company.

That’s why, at Photon Brothers, we strive to create a 5‑star customer experience. From start to finish, we’re here to answer all of your questions, handle all permitting and inspections, and deliver a custom solar system that saves you on energy costs for years to come.

Unfortunately, not all solar installers provide this level of service— despite whatever claims they may make on their website. So, to help you find a trustworthy solar company that lives up to your expectations, we’ll review some key criteria of a trustworthy installer, including:

If your solar company provides the above checklist items, you can rest easy— you’re in good hands.

Want a FREE custom estimate on a high-efficiency solar installation?

Call Photon Brothers at (720) 370‑3344 (Colorado) or (805) 351‑3371 (California) or book directly through our website. We offer custom solar designs for maximum return on investment, complete with a 25-year panel warranty. Better still, our NABCEP certified solar engineers have decades of combined experience and will work hard to ensure your 100% satisfaction. Contact us today!

Free in-home estimate provided

A trustworthy solar company will always provide a free, custom estimate. Why? Because their number one priority is your satisfaction, and they want you to have peace of mind around your solar investment. 

What to Expect During Your Free Solar Estimate:

During your free estimate, a qualified solar professional will perform a thorough on-site assessment of your home’s energy requirements and roof positioning. That way, they can start to determine how many solar panels you need and where to place them for maximum solar gain.

Additionally, they should answer all of your questions with educated advice, including how to help you apply for any tax credits, incentives, and financing.

If you contact a solar company and they don’t offer this free of charge, look the other way. It’s a tell-tale sign of an inexperienced or dishonest contractor.

Customized Solar designs

Beyond providing a free upfront estimate, a quality solar company should provide you with customized solar designs. That way, you reap the most significant return on your investment.

The truth is, cookie cutter solar designs are an easy way to make money. And while you can start generating power through them, you probably won’t be set up to produce the amount of power you need, including when you need it.

To ensure that you capitalize on the largest solar gain, a custom panel design will take into consideration: 

  • Your home’s location
  • Your home’s roof line, pitch, and angles
  • Your daily routines and energy consumption
  • The amount of direct sunlight your home receives
  • Whether net-metering is available in your area
  • Battery storage options
  • Your budget
  • And more

At Photon Brothers, our solar engineers create 100% custom solar designs to maximize your power production and energy savings. To schedule a free, custom estimate, give us a call at (720) 370‑3344 (Colorado) or (805) 351‑3371 (California) or book directly through our website.

10+ years of experience

It’s no secret that the solar industry is booming. As more people seek to gain energy independence and reduce their carbon footprint, new solar companies are also looking to help them achieve it.

While this is great news, it pays to hire an industry veteran if you want to ensure that your solar installation is done safely and correctly. Ideally, a company with 10+ years of solar experience.

With more completed jobs under their belt, your solar installer will know how to navigate tricky permits and inspections, challenging roof lines, and help you select the right solar products for your needs and budget. They’ll probably also have a team of project managers to guide you through the installation process.

In-house craftsmanship

It’s common practice for solar installers to outsource the labor of installing your panels. While you may be dealing with a team of attentive professionals during your proposal process, you could end up with sloppy, late, or no-show workers on the day of your installation.

To avoid the headache of flakey or inexperienced installers, it’s best to hire a company who keeps all labor in-house. Not only for quality control, but also for a superior customer experience.

At Photon Brothers, we never outsource. When you schedule a solar installation, you can trust our team of master electricians and installers to coordinate seamlessly, on time, and with laser attention to detail.

100% satisfaction guarantee

Last but not least, look for a solar installer who provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Even the most experienced contractors will make mistakes sometimes, but what matters is that they value fixing them. So, if anything fell short of your expectations, you can trust your solar installer to make it right. 

At Photon Brothers, we always go the extra mile for complete customer happiness, and we’re happy to share that we’ve been applauded for it in 5‑star reviews across Google, Yelp, Nextdoor, EnergySage, and more.

Get a FREE Solar Panel Installation Quote!

For more than 10 years, homeowners across Colorado and California have turned to Photon Brothers for a trustworthy solar installation. Starting with a free in-home energy assessment, our solar experts will carefully review your power consumption needs and routines, and then design a customized solar system for maximum efficiency. Offering flexible financing plans, a 25-year panel warranty, and a guarantee of 100% satisfaction, give us a call today and see why we’ve earned so many 5‑star ratings! Schedule an appointment online or call us at (720) 370‑3344 (Colorado) or (805) 351‑3371 (California).

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David Raichart

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