Your first venture in to the world of contract employees was a total disaster. Now what? You’ve already tried and failed once at the hiring process, and you know firsthand what a problem the wrong choice can be. There isn’t time to start all over again. Don’t repeat the same mistakes that put you here in the first place. Read on for some suggestions on how to do a better job of finding the right worker for you.
Ask for lien releases up front, but particularly if you receive a “notice of intent” to file a lien on your property for materials for the job. If a solar panel company files a lien you could end up paying for the same thing twice because the solar panel expert or supplier has not been paid.
Jobs for solar panel installation contractors have been a little scarce lately due to the weakened economy so a lot of contractors are hungry for your business. Make sure the contractor you choose is still in their business full-time and not employed somewhere else with a 9-5 job.
Every piece of work your solar panel installation contractor does on your project should come with a warranty. The last thing you want is an installation in your project that’s broken before you’ve even used it. In many states, a contractor is required to guarantee all of their work for a certain amount of time. Check with your local and state government to learn the regulations pertaining to warranties.
After a thorough examination of agreement’s terms select the lender recommended by the solar panel installation contractor. It would be best if you get the terms reviewed by an attorney. As there have been cases of loan scams & frauds, it would help you avoid being a fraud victim where lender ends up paying the contractor with no job done.
Hire a solar panel installation contractor who you think will meet all your expectations. Conduct a market research and create a clear outline for your entire work process. You need to know all the materials required for the work and the whole process till the day of completion.
Look up in your newspaper and see if the type of solar panel installation contractor you are searching is hosting a convention or training seminar in your town. Attend it and interview contractors onsite. People committed to professional development have high standards and you will want to choose them.
Withholding payments during your project should only be used as a last resort if your solar panel installation contractor is getting way off schedule or performing substandard work. Never use it to get your way; there are tons of legal issues about these payments and using this power unwisely can cause problems not only with the law, but also with your contractor.
To cut down time in interviewing and hiring a solar panel installation contractor and separate work-crew, you can instead hire a contracting solar panel company who has a contractor’s license. They will assist you in the entire process. Looking online, asking other businesses and even peeking through the yellow pages will help you find one.