Solar Panel Installation Process in Pittsburgh

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Your solar panel system should be as unique as your home and energy usage is. Our solar installation process results in a custom solar system that works with your Pittsburgh home’s energy needs. Here’s POWERHOME SOLAR’s simple 3-step solar installation process: 

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Contact The Team

Fill out a form online for your free quote. After that, one of our representatives will get in touch with you to discuss solar opportunities for your home. We’ll talk about your home and property, evaluating it for qualities like shade coverage, to make sure solar panels will be a good match for you. If you qualify, we’ll set up a free in-home consultation.

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In-Home Consultation

An experienced consultant will travel to your property to evaluate your home in person. Along with investigating the property, we’ll take your electric bills into account to determine how many solar panels will be needed. From these factors, we’ll come up with a proposal uniquely created to match your home’s energy needs. After you sign the proposal, we’ll start getting ready for installation day.

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Solar Installation

Our installation team will arrive promptly on the day of installation to set up your new solar panel system. This process should take only a day or two. We’ll work quickly but carefully to ensure no damage is done to your roof or home. After installation is done, we’ll test your new system and clean up our workspace. Once an inspection is passed, the only step left to enjoy your upcoming potential savings is for your utility provider to swap out your meter!4

Solar Panel Installation FAQs

How much does it cost to install solar panels in Pittsburgh?

POWERHOME’s solar panel systems are not one size fits all. We create custom solar systems for each customer’s unique energy needs. As such, it’s hard to give an estimate of what your solar panel installation could cost. However, generally the price will depend on your home’s current energy needs, what direction your home faces and how much sunlight your roof receives in addition to other such factors.

Can I install solar panels myself?

It’s possible to do, but we do not recommend it. POWERHOME SOLAR’s qualified installation teams have the experience needed to ensure your panels are installed properly and in the best position to gather sunlight.

How long does it take to install solar panels?

Our installation team only takes a day or two to have your solar panels up and running. It’s a quick process!

Do I need permission to install solar panels in Pittsburgh?

Yes, some permits are required to install solar panels. It’s likely your local government has some requirements in place before installation occurs. POWERHOME SOLAR’s experts will help you with the majority of the permits as part of the installation process.

Does installing solar panels void your roof warranty?

In nearly all cases, your roof warranty should remain intact. As long as the installation team did their job right (and our teams are experts), you shouldn’t have any problems with your roof’s warranty. We recommend that you should always double-check with your roof’s manufacturer or installer to confirm.

What permits do I need to install solar panels in Pittsburgh?

Permits needed to install solar panels vary by your own local government’s mandates. Your local government and local utility companies likely have specific requirements in place to satisfy local building and electrical codes. As a general rule, you can expect to have to file for a building permit, an electrical permit and possibly a solar photovoltaic (PV) permit.

Can my HOA stop me from installing solar panels in Pittsburgh?

This varies by neighborhood. However, you can expect to face some pushback from your HOA if your solar panels will face public spaces, such as an HOA-maintained park or road. POWERHOME SOLAR will work with you to ensure that your solar panels are up to code and satisfy HOA requirements if at all possible!

Can solar panels be installed on a metal roof?

Absolutely! Metal roofs offer a stable surface on which to install solar panels, so there should be no problem in having both.