Thankfully, solar panels are becoming more and more commonplace in homes throughout San Diego. As many are beginning to understand, why would we let all that beautiful sunshine go to waste, when it can be put to good use?
What are Some Benefits of Solar Energy?
· Save on Energy Bills
For this reason, homes for sale with solar systems installed have become extremely desirable and selling a home with solar installed will fetch higher offers, provided they are installed correctly and are well maintained.
This is why it is a good idea to invest in a solar system inspection in San Diego, which you can do by contacting the experienced team at The Solar Detective.
Home Inspections in San Diego Do Not Cover Solar Inspection Services
Many people assume that home inspections cover an installed solar system, but the harsh reality is that home inspectors do not perform Residential Solar Inspections©, mostly because they don’t have the specialized equipment or knowledge required to perform the work.
Solar inspections require expertise and in-depth knowledge surrounding the setup and operation of solar systems. Without this skillset, an inspector will be unable to determine if a solar system is working efficiently and more importantly, safely.
Purchasing a Home With a Solar System in San Diego
Finding your dream home is always an amazing feeling, especially if a solar system is already installed.
However, before you sign on the dotted line, you really should arrange for a solar inspection. If you fail to do so and a serious problem occurs, you could be left with damages that cost more than you bargained for.
Although solar has been around for decades, the tsunami of installations this past 16 years accelerated manufacturing, training, and installing which has opened the door for and is the recipe for quality issues.
· Production defects increase
· Poorly trained crews
· Rushed installations to keep up with demand
· Significantly increase the risk of an electrical fire occurring
Benefits of Solar Inspection When Buying a Home in San Diego
When you book your solar inspection, your solar detective carries out a detailed and thorough investigation of what is installed on the property.
The important thing to keep in mind here is that The Solar Detective’s solar inspections are impartial and independent. Our team has nothing to gain by skewing the results, so you can be sure that we will provide a fair and accurate report.
Ultimately, the aim of the solar inspection is to provide you with peace of mind that the Solar’s deferred maintenance and defects have been discovered and you know the required steps to bring the solar up to standards so the solar system will be in good working order.
This allows you to make an informed decision about whether to purchase the home and if it is worth the current asking price. If the solar system requires significant repairs, you might be able to use this information to knock the price down in order to cover costs. Or, as we’ve seen, the solar inspection may help you avoid thousands of dollars in unnecessary avoidable utility expenses. Does not apply to verbal inspections or re-inspections.
What Does a San Diego Residential Solar Inspection© Involve?
First, your solar detective will request all the existing plans and documents relating to the solar system and your home. This provides a valuable starting point with vital information about the system.
Then, the solar detective will carry out a thorough inspection of all existing solar hardware.
Once the investigation has concluded, the report will be available in 24 - 48 hours, and will include the following:
If you plan to sell your home in the near future, make the process easier by having a solar inspection completed.
If potential buyers can see the official documents detailing the condition of the solar system, it will make your home easier and quicker to sell. If you are being upfront and transparent about your property, potential buyers will appreciate this.
Plus, if there are issues, you can adjust the sale price of the property to compensate, or you can complete the repairs before you place the property on the market and offer a certified solar system.
Nobody wants dangerous or ineffective solar panels sitting on their roof, and no one wants to be at risk of an electrical fire thanks to faulty workmanship or deferred maintenance.
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is worthwhile to have the property’s solar system inspected by our impartial and honest solar inspections team. We can carry out a Residential Solar Inspection© in San Diego and much of the surrounding area.