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Solar Secret: System Aesthetics Matter

Most customers already get this one, but for those that don’t, please read on.

The low bid installer that is proposing to pack the front of your roof with silver frames, white backsheet, and black rounded cell solar panels configured in an assorted array of portrait and landscape blocks is doing you and your neighbors a huge disservice.

Please don’t let him do that.

You may remember that one of the secrets solar companies don’t want you to know is that ‘solar isn’t for everyone’.

You, thinking about installing that ugly solar system on the front of your house, may be one of them.

Don’t get me wrong, systems can be installed tastefully on the front of your home that will not only NOT detract from your home’s curb appeal, but may actually enhance it.

The best solar installations are contiguous and consistent.

They are level and follow your home’s roof lines.

They avoid chimneys, pipes, and other ‘roof acne’ as it’s called in the business.

With certain roof types, an all black solar panel is preferable while other roof types are better suited to a silver and blue style.

Consider this – you are far better off installing a smaller solar system that looks attractive than a larger one that, while it may offset your entire electric bill, makes your house unappealing to your neighbors and any potential future buyers should you sell your home down the road.

Check our Residential Solar Gallery to see what really nice systems look like.

While they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, ugliness is often widely agreed on.

A tastefully thought out and well-designed solar system will enhance your property and its resale value.

A badly laid out system that is visible from the street will do the opposite, I promise you.

Make sure you stay engaged through the design process, so there are no surprises.

Your installer should provide you with the opportunity to approve the plans prior to HOA and permit submittal.

Look for contiguous shapes and thoughtful design.

If you don’t see it or your roof makes contiguous shapes challenging, consider reducing the number of panels or foregoing solar altogether.

In the long run, you’ll be better off.

To Knowing If Solar Is A Good Fit!

-Scott Gordon

P.S. – Tomorrow is our last day! Tomorrow’s secret is important too, because if you believe what the most solar companies and popular press is telling you about the cost of solar then you may be led down a path that ends in you paying much more than need be for your solar system.

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