Homeowners can locate and assess contractors in a few steps
Foster City, CA - November 5, 2020 - Houses constructed in California, from 2020 on, must include solar panels. Solar paneling may be seen as costly, but it can be an investment bringing significant returns to the homeowner. Researchers project the value of a home increases up to $15,000 on average. Now, Modernize.com is making it easier than ever for homeowners to find and vet credible contractors in their area to help with installation.
Competition has been increasing since 2013 and seasonal price fluctuations mean winter may be the perfect time for a solar home improvement project. The state offers incentives, benefits and some challenges. The leader in the home improvement and services industry published a resource for homeowners see if they qualify to save on solar panels and how to begin a solar project. It includes a simple five step resource to find local contractors:
- Input the resident’s average utility bill
- Enter the California ZIP code
- Estimate how much sun the roof receives
- Provide the local electric utility provider
- Enter the street address
Homeowners can also call (888) 219-1908 for help. Once homeowners locate a contractor in their area, they should check to see if the installer is reliable. Modernize also created a free step-by-step contractor checklist to help homeowners assess contractors in their area.
Find out more information here California: A Guide to Residential Solar Energy
Gregg Hicks, the vice president of Modernize.com, is available to talk thru the solar installation process and the pros and cons of adding it to a home. He is a home improvement expert with more than 20 years of industry experience who has worked closely with contractors. He is knowledgeable on a wide range of home service trades from solar energy to window replacement and more.
For more than 15 years, Modernize.com has been a leader in the home improvement and services industry, connecting homeowners with contractors and other home services professionals. Modernize.com operates in more than 15 high-value, high-consideration home segments, including new and replacement windows, solar installation, roofing, heating and air conditioning, siding, bathrooms and kitchens, new and replacement gutters, home security, and others. The business brings a network of more than 1,000 contractors and professionals across all segments, offering broad geographical coverage and choice for homeowners.
Modernize.com is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq: QNST), a leader in providing performance marketplace technologies and services to the FinTech, financial services and home services industries. QuinStreet is a pioneer in delivering online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. The company is committed to providing consumers with the information and tools they need to research, find and select the products and brands that meet their needs. Modernize.com is a member of QuinStreet’s expert research and publishing division.