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home maintenance inspector will evaluate
home maintenance inspector will evaluate
your home or property for needed
Your roof makes up an extremely important part of a house's structure and appearance, protecting the house and its contents from the elements along with
presenting attractive curb appeal. In areas of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky like Florence, Hyde Park, and West Chester, there are homes that have older
roofs, layers of old shingles and technology that is just not helping your home. Choose a new roof wisely and listen to expert advice. Dream Pro CONNECT can
provide you with reputable, experienced roofing contractors that won’t be here today and gone tomorrow as so often happens with storm chaser contractors.
Understand Your Options - Make sure you understand the types of available roofs in your area. Roofing technology has come a long way in the last few years. It is
no longer just the color of a 3-tab shingle to choose from. Lifetime shingles, wind resistant shingles, breathable roof deck films instead of felt paper, ventilation
systems, ice guard, storm guard, starter strips and ridge caps are all elements of the roofing system to evaluate to get maximum protection for your dollars. Know
the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of roofing. Before you make your choice, settle on a budget. If you have a tight budget, you might consider a basic
3-tab shingle. If you have the money to splurge on a new roof and you want one that could last up to 50 years, you may want to choose a tile roof, slate or even
some of the newer lifetime shingles that provide the look of slate and other materials at a lower cost and easier maintenance. Metal roofs have also become quite
popular the last couple years and are available in a variety of colors. You may even be able to get an insurance premium reduction with some of the newer
technologies that are less vulnerable to storm damage.
Hiring a Contractor - Once you choose the type of roof that you want now; you have to hire a roofing contractor. Roofs do not come cheap; choose the right person
to do the installation. Meet with different contractors and discuss your specifications with them. Find out how they plan to do the job asking about items like:
Along with getting answers to these questions that meet your expectations, is the contractor someone your intuition says you feel comfortable working with? Once
- Schedule- How long will the job take? When will they start?
- Provisions for rain in the middle of the job- will they cover exposed areas at the end of each day?
- Debris removal – If removing the old roofing, will they just shovel it off the edge to the ground and then pick it up? Will they protect your landscaping around
your house from being crushed by the falling shingles? Will they use a dumpster for the debris? Where will they place the dumpster? On your driveway?
How will they protect your driveway?
- How early before the job starts will the new materials be delivered? Where will they be staged?
- Installation methods – Shingles be nailed or stapled? What type of nails used?
- Payment terms – How much down payment? Contingency charges for rotten wood found after removing old roof? When is final payment due? Does the
contractor accept credit cards?
you select the contractor then get all of these items in writing along with the price and warranty. Before making a final decision, check the candidates' credentials
and references. Protect yourself from future problems with a signed contract.
We help make this task less of a burden. We will check references and insurance along with the on-going performance records of the different contractors
documenting their past performance. If contractors do not perform to our standard consistently, they will not continue to be part of our preferred provider network. A
roof replacement is something many people only experience once or twice in a lifetime so you want to get it right. A poor quality roofing job can cause many
problems like leaks and water damage that can be much more costly than the roof replacement itself. So be cautious of the low ball bids and contractors that just
happen to be in the neighborhood and noticed you could use a new roof. Quality is very important when selecting a roofing contractor.
Dream Pro CONNECT formerly Home Services Link will put the right people in touch with you. People you can trust in your home …and trust to do the work.
"The contractor arrived on time, was very professional
and friendly and he did an excellent job. The work was
completed in a timely manner. Thank you so very much!"
- Beverly, West Chester, OH
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