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For a few days each year Hopkinton, Massachusetts is known around the world as the starting line for the Boston Marathon. But the people of Hopkinton know that their town has roots that go back much further and reach far deeper than any Marathon. Hopkinton was founded in 1715 and many of its homes date back that far, or nearly so. The people of Hopkinton are justifiably proud of their illustrious past and most homeowners are anxious to maintain the general look and feel of the town whenever they upgrade their property, including window replacements.windowroom-resized-600

There was a time, not too long ago, when replacing a window was a simple matter. One merely bought a couple panes of window glass and had them installed. Today, of course, things are much different. Today homeowners are more aware of the vital importance of windows, both from an aesthetic sense as well as from an Energy Star perspective.

Today’s homeowners have a wider choice of windows and window styles than ever before. In some ways this is a good development – but with choice comes misery, as they say, and deciding on just the right windows, with so much to choose from, can be a daunting task.

So what should a homeowner look for in a window replacement?Marvin-double-hung-window-19-459x540-resized-600

First, find a contractor who is totally conversant with all codes and permits here in Hopkinton. Hiring a contractor who isn’t aware of local codes and regulations can cost the homeowner a great deal down the line.

Next, look for someone who understands Energy Star ratings inside and out. Energy Star ratings help the homeowner choose a replacement window that will conserve the maximum amount of energy and save the homeowner on his or her utility bill month after month, year after year. Purchasing a window with a high Energy Star rating is one of the most important things a homeowner can do.

Of course, the window has to look right for the home as well as the neighborhood. When it comes to looks combined with energy efficiency two basic types of windows rise to the top: fiberglass windows and wood frame windows.Andersen

Fiberglass windows used to look rather tacky – but those days are long gone. Today’s modern fiberglass can be textured to look almost indistinguishable from real wood, and the range of colors are designed to match virtually any home exterior and decorating style. Plus fiberglass can be painted any color the homeowner chooses. Fiberglass is also among the least expensive and easiest-to-install replacement windows. Fiberglass clad windows, especially those by Marvin Windows, also have one of the highest Energy Star ratings.

Wood windows are the benchmark of windows.Wood is one of the best insulation materials so wood windows, especially Marvin Wood Windows, are among the highest rated when it comes to conserving energy. Wood is also the ultimate in going “green.” And wood just looks good and takes paint better than virtually any other material.

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Reputation is also important when it comes to choosing a window contractor. The contractor must have a genuine stake in the community.

So where does that leave the Hopkinton homeowner? The only window contractor in this area which encompasses all of the qualities listed above is United Home Experts. They specialize in Marvin Fiberglass and wood windows and they have been replacing windows in the Hopkinton area for many years. They have more satisfied customers in this area than virtually anyone else and they are happy to show potential customers their past work.

One last thing. Many contractors find their installers as day laborers in some parking lot. Not United Home Experts. UHE installers have all been with the company for years and all have special training in window replacement. UHE backs this up with one of the best warranties in the business.

So when it is time to replace windows here in Hopkinton there should be little hesitation in choosing a contractor. At the very least speak with one of the friendly and knowledgeable people at United Home Experts; the information they have is worth more than money. For more information about our window replacement services, visit our main window replacement page!

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There are 215 Hopkinton properties listed in the Massachusetts Register of Historic Places.  Twenty-three of those historic properties are located around the town common.  That is a lot of history packed into such a small town, but then the history of Hopkinton goes back almost to the founding of this country.

This sense of history is one of the reasons why the people of Hopkinton are so particular when it comes to home remodeling.  After all, homes in this part of the country are a lot more than just houses.  It is important that a new roof, for example, blends into the surrounding neighbourhood and looks as authentic as possible.  Of course, it is also important that a new roof have the highest possible insulation values in order to keep the home’s utility costs as low as possible.  ctr00prepdnlr0001m

Of course, the pragmatic residents of Hopkinton want something more in a roof as well.  They demand a lifetime warranty, including labor.  After all, re-roofing a home is not only a lot of work and inconvenience, it is also an expense that homeowners everywhere only want to pay one time. No one wants to even think about their home’s roof a second time.

It is also important that a roofing company have its own equipment.  Some roofers rent their equipment for each job and many fail to anticipate all of their equipment needs ahead of time, causing delays and added expense.  No homeowner wants to contend with that.

And then there is the matter of the actual installers.  Homeowners want installers who are seasoned and well-trained.  They want installers who have worked on hundreds of home, installers who know what they are doing and can get the job done right and get it done quickly.  What homeowners do not want is a roofing contractor who picks up his roofers as day workers from the parking lot of a local building supply company.  UHE’s installers have been expertly trained and most have been with the company, doing the same job, for many years.

So how do homeowners in this area find a roofing contractor who combines all of these needs?  Hundreds of Hopkinton homeowners have already turned to the roofing experts at United Home Experts for the answers to all of their roofing questions.  roof 5 (4)2-resized-600

Not only does UHE have the best warranty in the business and own all of their own equipment, but their installers are seasoned pros who have been with the company for years in most cases.  After all, a company can’t stay in business locally for as long as United Home Experts has been in the Hopkinton area and offer a lifetime guarantee (including labor) if they use unskilled labor.  UHE has roots in this community that go deep and they can point with great pride to hundreds of homes they have roofed in Hopkinton and provide the homeowner with literally hundreds of satisfied local customers.  After all, a local company like UHE cannot afford bad word of mouth in a close-knit community like Hopkinton.

To get the best results it is important to start with the very best supplies, and United Home Experts uses only the highest quality shingles, flashing and water-proof linings from the Certainteed Corporation, one of the most respected names in building supplies in the world.  With UHE and Certainteed, the homeowner has a wide choice of shingle types and colors to compliment any home or decorating style. Not only that, but UHE is experts when it comes to installing roofing with the highest Energy Star ratings in the business.  High Energy Star ratings in a roof translate into dollars saved in utility bills each and every month, year after year.

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

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There is a lot to be proud of in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.  Not many towns can trace their history all the way back to 1715.  And how many towns can host the starting line of the world-famous Boston Marathon each year?  And who can forget those warm and lazy evenings on the Town Common, listening to the summer concert series?fibercement-blogphoto33-resized-600

The people of Hopkinton take pride in their town, and have an almost fanatic devotion to maintaining the look and the feel of their town’s roots.  That is one of the reasons it is so important, when it comes time to re-side a home here in Hopkinton, consideration is given to tradition and to maintaining the aesthetics of the town’s grand old neighborhoods. Homeowners in this area should choose a siding for their home that reflects and enhances the beauty and the charm of this unique slice of Americana.  Choosing the right siding, however, can be a challenge.

To begin with, most homeowners want an extremely low maintenance siding, yet it must be a siding that blends into the neighborhood, a siding which maintains and enhances the charm and the dignity of this wonderful old town.  In addition to low maintenance, siding must be durable.  In fact, the siding must last a lifetime; no homeowner wants to go to the aggravation and the expense of siding a home again in a few years.

But there is more to low maintenance siding than merely looking good and lasting for years.  Siding must also protect the home from the elements and provides outstanding insulating properties; after all, no homeowner wants to pay more for utilities each month than is absolutely necessary.

When all these criteria are added to the mix, there is really only one siding contractor who can do it all: United Home Experts.  UHE has been siding homes in the Hopkinton area for years.  They can point with unbridled pride to hundreds of UHE-sided homes in many neighborhoods in Hopkinton.  UHE has roots in this community and they know every permit required for every job.Blog-Photo19

Roots are important when choosing a siding contractor.  A contractor who lives and works in the area and depends on the good will of a community cares about each and every home that he sides.  Even one unhappy customer can destroy a business, so UHE will see to it that every homeowner is 100% happy with the work as well as the price.

Homeowners who choose United Home Experts go to bed every night confident in their choice.  UHE has all of their own equipment and they are experts when it comes to working on tall buildings as well as siding in tight spaces.

UHE’s siding experts are also well-versed in all Energy Star ratings for siding, and can help homeowners choose not only the best-looking siding, but the most energy-friendly siding available.

Finally, and this is very important – United Home Experts hires and trains all of their siding experts.  Most of their siding installers have been with the company for many years, and many have won awards for their outstanding work.  UHE never employs day laborers as many other siding contractors in this area do.

When it becomes time to side a home or an office in the Hopkinton area, do not hesitate to talk with the friendly and knowledgeable professionals at United Home Experts for their honest and free advice. For information about our siding services, visit our main siding page!

Knowing that one’s home has been upgraded gives homeowners a sense of pride. There are many companies that provide home improvement, but United Home Experts (UHE) outshines them all. There are many great reasons why customers in Boston and its surrounding areas should choose United Home Experts as their choice of quality home improvement company.

 

Experienced Staff

Whether hiring a siding contractor, roofing specialist, window installer, or painter, one can be sure that UHE provides experts in that field. Unlike other companies, United trains employees in a specific area so that they become an expert in their chosen field. Although employees are trained in every area, they specialize in one area of work, making them experts in that field.  If a homeowner hires a roofing contractor from United Home Experts, they can be confident that the contractor will be an ace in the roofing business.

Knowledgeable About the Area

Homes in the greater Boston area require specific care. Winters can be harsh on a home’s exteriors and roofing. Living in coastal areas also comes with its own special issues for homes. Having a local company that understands the needs of local homeowners helps get the job done right the first time, with less worry.

Great Prices

A comparison of prices for home repairs and improvements results in varied estimates. The staff at United Home Experts are more than happy to provide an estimate, providing fair and detailed pricing of any improvement to a home. Times are tough, and it’s great to know that some companies offer reasonable prices in these harsh economic times.

Great Customer Service

Hundreds of local customers attest to their satisfaction with the service level they have received from United Home Experts. Homeowners comment that customer service is top-notch, work performed is excellent, and that they and their homes are treated with respect. Many homeowners return time and time again to have UHE work on their homes.

Some of the comments left by customers include statements that the work was completed in less time than expected, and that they were pleased with the professionalism of the workers. Also, many state they will use UHE for any future home repairs. Knowing that others rely on and trust United Home makes the job of hunting for a remodeling company that much easier. UHE is a trusted and reliable home improvement company for those living in the Boston and surrounding area.

For any home repair or improvement job, contact UHE for professional and reliable work. Hundreds of other customers are glad they relied on United Home Experts.