Kline Home Exteriors

How to Choose the Right Contractor

 

Choosing the right contractor can be intimidating, especially if you are not given a reference or know someone personally.  We’ve all heard stories of home projects gone bad, where the contractor didn’t follow through on their word.  In fact, we have many stories of our clients where we able to come in and rectify a bad situation due to the previous contractor.

Here are a few tips to help you pick the right contractor:

  1. Compare Apples to Apples

There is often a lack of consistency in estimates, that’s hard to identify, when comparing contractor to contractor.  Make sure that you request the same work from each contractor.  On the flip side, ask each contract to describe what they may do differently from their competitor.

  1. Callback Turnaround

Responsiveness is key.  If this contractor doesn’t call you back within 48 hours they may be unreliable.  You need someone who is available for you, and keeps you in the communication loop.

  1. What Will Your Project Look Like?

Ask them how a typical project is ran? How big is the crew, what time do they show up, how long will it take them?  This will give you a good idea of how smoothly your project will go.

  1. What Do They Do Best

Find out what each contractor specializes in.  Residential, commercial, kitchen renovations, new construction… There are many different facets to construction.  You can also ask to see pictures of their past projects.  If they say they’re a roofer, but don’t have a lot of roofing projects to show you, there may be a problem.

  1. Check Them Out

Here are a few places/things to check:

-If they are registered with your city, check to see if there are any complaints filed against them?

-Do they carry the appropriate insurance?

-Do they have any references to show you, or refer you to?

-How long have they been in business?

 

Each of these items can be applied to any area of contracting, and should be looked at across the board.  So having said all that, here’s a little more about us!

Kline Home Exteriors has been in business since 2009.  We are a full service Home Exterior company, specializing in roofing, siding, gutters, windows, doors, and decks.  We have Amish crews, that will come out and use their experience craftsmanship to complete your job quickly and effectively.  We typically finish roofs in less than a day.  We are fully licensed and insured, and we are registered with a number of cities through out Ohio.  Our main office is in Holmes County, Ohio, right in the heart of Amish Country.  We do travel up to 100 miles to complete jobs for customers, and we give out free estimates.  We pride ourselves on being detailed and going the extra mile for our customer.  We want to ensure the quality of our craftsmanship lasts for years to come.

Shingle Roofing Project from Start to Finish

Shingle Roof in Wooster, Ohio

We recently had the pleasure of working with a customer in the Wooster area.  We were able to work with him and his insurance company to have the roof on his house and barn replaced.  He was impressed by how quickly the Amish roofers worked, as well as how courteous they were to him and to each other.

This homeowner had some shingles blown off in a storm, and we help him through his claim process.  Our representatives are very knowledgeable when it comes to completing the paperwork and identifying storm damage.

Our crews and suppliers come early in the morning to load up the shingles and begin prepping the home for a new roof.  Our Amish roofers and skilled and adept at quickly working, and the team is a well oiled machine.  This homeowner was impressed by how quickly and efficiently they worked together to complete the roof on his large home and barn in just a day and a half.

When it comes down to it, we just love what we do!

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We all have a roof…

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We all have a roof, right? But do we all know what components there are to our roofs?  Probably not.

Here are you roof system components:

1.  Roof Covering: Shingles or metal are the most common types.  You could also have slate or tile.

2.  Sheathing:  These are the boards or sheeting material that is fastened to the rafters to cover your house.

3.  Roof Structure:  Rafters and trusses make the support for your roof.

4.  Flashing:  This is the material that installed in your roofs joints and valley to protect your home from leaking and water seepage.

5.  Drainage:   How well does your roof shed water?  That depends on the design, shape, and slope of you roof.

6.  Ventilation:  Venting your roof properly is an important component of the roofing system.  We will also check your attic for any other ventilation issues.

The next step is to understand when to replace or repair your roof.  Our experts can guide you through the process of choosing the correct materials your your particular roof.

Are you looking for siding options?

Siding and Roof in Bucyrus, Ohio

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Siding goes a long way in making a statement about your home.  We have a wide variety of siding options, colors, and textures to take your home from ordinary to extraordinary.  But how do you choose what’s right for you? Between choosing what kind of house wrap, what thickness of siding, how insulated should it be… and on and on… you need an expert by your side to help you choose the right siding for your house.  Give us a call today! 330.601.2749

 

 

Do you have storm damage?

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We have had a lot of storms move through Ohio lately, and you may be wondering… do I have storm damage? Kline is adept at helping customers identify when their home has been damaged, and walking homeowners through the insurance process. Here are some key signs your house may be damaged.

1. Hail Damage:  Look for dents or cracks on your windows, siding, screens, and doors.  If we come to inspect your home we will climb on your roof to identify hail strikes and bruises.

2.  Wind Damage:  Look for blown off shingles.  You may not be able to climb up to you roof, but there may also be some shingles creased by wind damage.

We use only the highest quality products available, and our shingles are rated for up to 130 mph.  Trust us to come out and inspect your home, walk you through the process, and repair everything so it’s more protected than ever.