With electricity prices as high as they are, finding cheap alternatives is always interesting to a homeowner. You have probably noticed that more and more homes will have solar panels on their roof or sitting on the ground nearby. With prices of the panels and batteries coming down to more affordable levels, and availability increasing, solar power is a valid option both for homeowners that are concerned about their wallet, as well as, the environment.

What should you consider before going down that route? With solar panels that are installed on your roof, it will make it necessary to remove the panels before doing any work on your roof, so it is an added cost to consider. You also should make sure that a reputable contractor installs them so that they don’t damage your roof and cause leaks when installing the panels.

In some instances, you can get a credit from your power company when you generate excess energy, so make sure you take advantage of that to offset your upfront cost.