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This Startup Gives Homeowners Opportunity To Design Their Own Solar Roofs

By Nicole Caldwell

Nobody knows your home better than you. 

You know where that overgrown tree is that ought to be trimmed, where your skylights are, and the location of every vent. That’s why the new service Draw My Roof is encouraging potential solar customers to map out their own solar kits in order to get an idea of what size system they need, how much it will cost, and how much they can save—all before consulting with an installer.   

There’s nothing worse than having someone draw up an estimate for a job that you don’t understand. And if you’re tired of feeling taken advantage of by mechanics, doctors, contractors and plumbers, draw the line at your solar array.