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Solar Panel Repair Cost Guide

These days, residential energy costs are at an all-time high. Home owners are paying large monthly bills not only for electricity, but for heat and gas as well. As a result of these high costs, many home owners these days have begun to look into alternative energy options as a way of saving money and cutting down on one's carbon footprint as well. One example of a popular alternative energy option is that of solar panel installation. Installing solar panels on the roof of one's home allows the home to run on clean solar power, which is environmentally friendly and free of cost. 

National Repair Solar Panels Costs

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National Repair Solar Panels Costs
Average reported cost $2,001
Number of Cost Profiles 76 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $95
Maximum reported cost $30,000
Most homeowners spent between: $282 to $761

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Because solar energy is free, the installation costs involved with solar panels can easily pay for themselves over time in reduced monthly energy bills. As a result, many home owners are scrambling to implement solar power in their own homes these days.

Common Solar Panel Repair Costs

Of course, once solar panels are installed, that is not necessarily the end of the associated costs. Over time, home owners will need to have regular maintenance and repairs done on the panels to ensure that they function properly. The most common repairs needed when it comes to solar panels are weather related; hail storms, high winds, and other severe weather conditions can result in damaged solar panels. Depending on the severity of the problem, the panels may need to be repaired or even replaced.

Costs of Solar Panel Repairs

In general, it is recommended that home owners hire a professional repair company that specializes in solar panel work rather than attempting any kind of repair themselves. After all, solar panels are quite complex and attempting a DIY repair could result in causing further damage that will be more expensive to fix down the road. 

For the most part, solar panel repairs are quite costly. Most home owners spend between $10,000 and $15,000 to install solar panels in the first place, in addition to a few extra thousand dollars in repairs over time. Still, when you take into consideration how much money solar panels can save you on energy costs over time in addition to the benefits solar panels have on the environment, many home owners agree that it is more than worth the installation and repair expenses.

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Last updated on May 20, 2016

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