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Putting a new roof on a home is a major undertaking, not only in terms of the cost, but also in terms of the time involved, the headaches and the inconvenience. In today’s roofing market the homeowner is faced with a myriad of choices, and roofing a home is not something a homeowner wants to make a mistake on or to do more than once.  That is why it is important to find a roofer in Ashland who offers a lifetime warranty, including labor.shinglesCut

A lifetime warranty on a home’s roof speaks volumes.  It tells the homeowner that the roofer is 100% convinced that the materials about to be used on the home are absolutely the best materials possible, and that the contractor is using only the best-skilled labor that money can buy.  There is no other way a contractor can guarantee a roof for life, labor included.

A lifetime contract narrows the field considerably; however, before making a final decision, the homeowner needs to ask a few more questions and consider a few other options.  For example, it is essential that the roofing contractor has local roots and who can point with pride to dozens if not hundreds of completed jobs and satisfied customers.  After all, a warranty is only as good as the company providing it, so it is essential that the contractor demonstrate that he is in the Ashland area for the long haul.  In other words, the homeowner needs to find a Ashland roofer who has something to lose in this area by not performing well.

Choice and quality of materials are two other prime considerations.  If the contractor is offering a lifetime warranty then the quality of the materials must be high.  That leaves the choice.  At the very least, the homeowner needs a wide selection of colors and styles to choose from, since every home is unique as is each homeowner’s style and taste.  A roofing contractor who limits a homeowner in color selection or style probably only offers a small selection and therefore must steer the homeowner in the “right” direction with the “right” direction being the one which best serves the contractor’s needs, and not necessarily the homeowner’s.depositphotos_6909973_original-resized-600

The final piece of the roofing puzzle is the quality of the people who are actually on-site, performing the actual roofing.  The best materials cannot overcome poor installation.  Again, this is where the lifetime guarantee plays such an important role.  Still, it is important that the homeowner ask about the training of the roofers working for the contractor and their experience.

So where does all of this lead the homeowner here in the Ashland area?  Very few roofing contractors around Ashland offer a lifetime roofing guarantee (including labor).  One that does is United Home Experts.  UHE has been roofing homes in the Ashland area for many years and has hundreds of satisfied customers right here locally.  And that is important.

United Home Experts only uses the very highest quality roofing shingles, flashing and leak protection from Owens Corning. We are also one of the very few Platinum Preferred Contractors, hand selected by the wonderful folk at Owens Corning. Very few companies are allowed into OC’s illustrious program.

Owens Corning is one of the best-known companies in the roofing industry as well as one of the most respected.  Owens Corning roofs are also some of the best-insulating roofs in the industry. PlatinumPreferred_panther_gradient_CMYK_jpg

Roofing is a huge decision.  The choice a homeowner makes will often last a lifetime, so it is imperative that a homeowner is not railroaded into choosing the only roofing material that a cut-rate roofer has to offer.  Choice, style, quality and a lifetime warranty (including labor) is what the acknowledged roofing experts at United Home Experts offer the homeowner can a homeowner afford any less? For more information about roofing, visit our main roofing page!

To schedule your free estimate, give us a call at 508-881-8555.

AshlandBandAThe primary concerns that most homeowners in Ashland have when it comes to hiring a siding contractor for new or replacement siding are price, looks, maintenance and insulation qualities.  Ideally, a local contractor will be able to address all four concerns with a single product.

Unfortunately, no one product is right for every homeowner for the simple reason that each homeowner has a different idea of what will look the best on a home. Additionally, some homes are such that not all sidings will be viable given the age of the structure or the location.Blog-Photo19

This is why it is important for a homeowner to consult with an experienced siding contractor, one that installs a wide choice of siding for the homeowner to choose from, and one with years of experience installing siding.  The homeowner needs a contractor who can point with pride to other jobs in the local community as well as other homeowners who can vouch for the speed and professionalism of their installations.

Homeowners also need to be aware of building codes and all necessary permits or, rather, their contractor must be fully aware of all the legal bases that need to be covered before and after a job is completed.  Hiring a contractor who is not intimately aware of all the legal pitfalls associated with a job can drag the homeowner into a pit of red tape that can be almost impossible to untangle.  Better safe than sorry.

A siding contractor must also know the Energy Star ratings for every type of siding the homeowner is interested in.  Because there are a wide variety of siding options, especially when focused on the insulation properties, you can count on United to give you a vast spread of options and more importantly the best affordable. Energy costs are likely to go up in the future so it is vital that the homeowner get the best-insulating siding that the project’s budget can afford.ecsantiqueivory1

Low maintenance siding is a must.  The contractor must have a huge selection of low maintenance siding that the homeowner can choose from and the contractor must have all the tools and equipment necessary to complete any job.  Keep in mind that not all contractors are experienced in tall buildings nor do all of them already have all of the tools and equipment necessary to side commercial buildings or tall structures.

Siding a home is not a job that the average homeowner wants to take on unless the homeowner is already skilled and knowledgeable in all facets of siding.   When seeking information on this multifaceted subject it is important for the homeowner to consult with known professionals who have a stake in the community where the homeowner lives. In Ashland, MA, the go-to siding contractor “hands down” is United Home Experts.

Not only has UHE already sided hundreds of homes here in the Ashland area, which gives them a huge stake in this community, but it buys all of its siding in bulk so they can pass rather substantial savings on to their customers.  Whether the homeowner plans to use the services of UHE or not, it is highly recommended that the homeowner at least consults with the number one siding experts in the Ashland area before beginning any siding project.

For more information on our siding services, visit our main siding page!

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Many homeowners in Ashland can probably remember a time when it was possible to go to the local “window glass” supplier and order a sheet of glass to replace a broken window.  Those days are long gone.  Replacing a broken window or replacing all the windows in a home in Ashland is a lot more complicated today.

However, when it comes to window replacement, one thing that has not changed is the idea of one-stop shopping for all of a homeowner’s window needs.  Even though the window and glass choices have become more complex, homeowners can rely on the window experts at United Home Experts to handle any job, no matter how large or how small, with the same level of professionalism, pride and respect that the homeowner remembers from days gone by.copy of pictures09 028

Today’s windows are double-paned, with an inert gas such as argon between the panes to reduce heat transfer.  Most window companies can supply the homeowner with simple double-paned windows, but it takes a real window expert to know all the tiny details and not so tiny ones that make the job of window replacement in a home go as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

For example, the homeowner needs a window expert who knows Ashland’s codes and permits backward as well as forward.  Having windows replaced by a contractor who is not familiar with local codes, rules, regulations and permits can result in a great deal of unnecessary red tape, wasted time and possibly even fines.

An improper choice in windows or incorrect installation can also result in huge utility bills for a homeowner.  It is absolutely necessary that a window contractor be fully conversant in all aspects of the Energy Star rating system and understands how to choose the windows with the best insulation properties which still match both the homeowner’s aesthetic criteria as well as fit into the homeowner’s pocketbook.

The best way to do this is to choose window experts with a solid local reputation.  Window experts with a local reputation will do almost anything to keep that reputation in-tact.  The window professionals at United Home Experts have hundreds of satisfied customers in the Ashland area and can point with pride to dozens or even hundreds of homes whose windows they have both supplied and installed.

It is important that a window installer have more than one window choice for the homeowner.  United Home Experts specialize in Marvin windows arguably the best window on the market and they stock both wooden-frame windows and fiberglass windows.  While wood frames have a certain aesthetic appeal to some homeowners as well as excellent insulating properties, fiberglass windows are lightweight, can be painted in a variety of colors and are easy on the pocketbook.  Which window is best for your home depends on a variety of factors, which the window experts will be happy to discuss.  Also keep in mind that United Home Experts buys their windows in bulk so they can pass on the savings to their customers.

Yes, the old days are gone, but today’s choices offer more variety than ever before and allow more homeowners than ever to express themselves in a whole new way. The professionals at United Home Experts are more than willing to provide a free consultation to help homeowners understand and take care of all their window replacement needs. For more information about window replacement,