In addition to verifying user reviews, Porch's new features include the ability to confirm which home-improvement professionals are licensed with the state. These upgrades come as Porch reveals Lowe's helped the young company raise more than $30 million last year. 

Lowe's says the partnership with Porch makes sense because it can let customers know how to get started on an extension or total remodel -- something they say they're often asked about.

Here is a roundup of the new features you will find on You can read the full breakdown on GeekWire

  • users now have the ability to confirm which home-improvement professions are licensed with the state
  • Porch is verifying user reviews
  • users can view actual costs of projects completed in their neighborhoods
  • users can 'claim' their home on Porch, creating a repository tracking a home's projects