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How to avoid the empty promises of cheap solar installers

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When it comes to solar panels, we’ve seen a thing or two up on our clients’ roofs that may shock you.

Cheap solar panels and unreliable service can have a negative impact on your home and your bank account. We have a look at a few examples of solar horror stories that we’ve come across in our travels, and how to avoid them!

Things that can go wrong

Dodgy installation is, unfortunately, common amongst companies offering a cheaper rate for solar services. If you’re paying as little at $500 for your solar panels to be installed, you might need to ask a few questions to avoid disaster from striking your system down the track.

Hot Tip: If the cost of this seems cheap to you, corners may be cut during your installation. This can result in:

  • Unstable mounting and framing of your panels, meaning that your panels could easily be upended during strong storm winds.
  • The wires not being placed in conduit, meaning that your panels will fry after a few years in the hot Australian sun.
  • The placement of the panels will be rushed, resulting in less energy efficiency for your home and money wastage on your behalf.

Expert advice

Ask questions, talk about your needs and an expert installer will always listen carefully to you and take the time to consider the best solution for you. In fact, it’s a huge part of the process. Factoring in your current bill, where you live, even things like when your home – there’s lot of questions we ask so you get full value of every hour of sunlight.

Reliable services

This is why we always recommend buying your solar through a company that also offers in-house installation. The Allied team are experts in both solar AND roofing, and is a team made up of licensed electricians and builders who know their way around your home! They will always make sure a professional electrician checks all of the connections in your solar, and their team of solar experts will take the time to place your panels for optimum efficiency. Basically, they offer the best bang for your buck when it comes to installation!

Hot Tip: you’re better off investing in professional installation to ensure it is done well. Your solar panels should last you at least 20 years, and you want to be getting the most out of them during this time, so you will easily make back what you spent on them!

Best Quality Brands

Allied use only the best quality brands for their solar panels because they are dedicated to customer satisfaction. They offer to two types of panels; monocrystalline and polycrystalline. They will discuss with you, the best option for your house and price range, without the bias or pushy salesmanship that can occur with other businesses.

Hot Tip: if you want the best product and services possible, but are working on a budget, never fear! Allied offer zero deposit payment plans for approved customers, alongside no interest ever! Allied believe that top notch solar should be available for everyone and are dedicated to personalised service.

Contact Allied today to discuss our solar services and zero deposit payment plans.