Thanks to decades of advancement in solar energy technology, today’s solar panels are more efficient and more affordable than ever. Solar panel installation costs have dropped dramatically since they first became available, but they still remain misunderstood. Without fail, the biggest question for...

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Property owners have many options when it comes to providing electricity to their South San Francisco homes these days. Alternative power sources, such as solar energy, help cut down on utility bills and serve as a back up should the electrical grid go down. However, those who aren't familiar with s...

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Given that many of the big state incentives have come to the end of their lifespans (the California Solar Initiative is no longer taking new applications), the investment tax credit (ITC) may be the last big solar subsidy for most California homeowners. If you have been considering a solar system,...

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With solar power becoming a requirement in California, one of the first questions Bay Area homeowners ask is, “How many solar panels do I need for my home?” The short answer is, it depends. But before we dig into that, let’s take a moment to talk about why solar power is one of the best investment...

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Residential solar power systems have never been as effective or as affordable as they are now, and it’s only going to get better. Despite the efforts of certain coal-clinging conservatives, South San Francisco (and the rest of California) is well on its way to completely relying on renewable energy....

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Last week, I was able to sit down with my wonderful family in our South San Francisco home and take measure of all of the things I am grateful for. I’m one of the lucky ones; many of our friends and neighbors aren’t doing so great right now. In an age of Twitter and 24 hour news cycles, it’s easy...

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You’re ready to get a new roof for your Bay area home, and you’ve done your due diligence to  find the best roofer in South San Francisco, only to find out you might have to up to 6 months  for work to begin?! They must be good! What do you do while you wait? I t’s a busy time of year in...

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The most important factor in your roof replacement or repair is which roofer you get to do it. When dealing with an investment of that size, put your confidence in an experienced contractor whom you can trust. Sounds simple enough, right? But how do you find a roofer you can trust? Here are a few...

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How important is the warranty on your roof? I recently purchased new tires for one of our trucks, and one of the factors I considered was the warranty included with their purchase. Do I pay a few bucks more for the 100,000 mile warranty, or just stick with the 25,000 mile warranty? We like to fe...

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If you haven’t been paying attention, then Monday, August 21 might seem like the end of the world. Temperatures will suddenly drop by as much as 25 degrees and the sky will become abnormally dark for being mid-morning. Don’t worry; it’s not the apocalypse, it’s just the Great American Eclipse. I...

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