LeadsForward Podcast Recap

If you’re like most small business owners and local contractors, you may know all the ins and outs of your job and your industry, and might even offer the most outstanding service for local homeowners and business owners, but struggle when it comes time for those customers to find you! This is where Rhode Island based LeadsForward, a truly successful leads generation website building company, comes into the picture.

LeadsForward builds websites designed specifically for generating quality leads for local businesses throughout the country, without using paid advertisements and without wasting time on dead-end, “tire kicker” callers. The Ocean County Signal podcasters sat down with the team at LeadsForward to find out more about how they work and why their business model has become one of the most successful of its kind.

Why Contractors Need a Leads Generation Website

One thing we learned in talking to the team at LeadsForward is that a lead generation website is vital for contractors and local businesses. What makes a leads generation website different from a standard website? Leads generation helps to convert visitors to actual customers; a website built by LeadsForward does more than just tell readers about a company but stresses the importance and value of the services offered by a contractor.

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A leads generation site also makes it fast and easy for potential customers to contact a company through that site, with features such as mobile friendly calling, responsive and easy-to-use quote forms, and everything else today’s web visitors expect. A website tailor-made for local contractors and that is user friendly means fewer visitors clicking away from the site and more customers asking for a call back or a quote right on the spot!

Why Hire a Pro for Leads Generation Websites

The team at LeadsForward stressed that many local contractors know their services and industries inside and out, but don’t truly understand what it takes to get a website noticed online, much less how to convert visitors to customers. Understanding how Google and other search engines operate is confusing to many contractors and can be a full-time job itself, but it’s also a vital one if you want your site found by potential customers!

The founders of LeadsForward spent years studying all the details necessary for a successful site that is easily found by web browsers, and that converts visitors into customers. They continue to tweak their processes as Google and other search engines change their algorithms, ensuring their websites are always found quickly and easily by potential customers and are responsive and simple to use!

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New Jersey Plastering Podcast Recap

One beautiful feature inside many pre-war homes and commercial structures here in New Jersey is authentic plaster, used for walls and ceilings and to make decorative crown molding, medallions, and so many other eye-catching features! Plaster is strong and durable and provides added sound insulation inside a building, but it does require the attention of a plaster repair expert when damaged or in need of replacing.

To help ensure businesses in Ocean County and surrounding areas have the expert help they need with plaster ceiling crack repair, plaster installation, and everything else related to plaster inside their homes and businesses, we were proud to chat with New Jersey Plastering (https://newjerseyplastering.com) and their team of plaster experts for this podcast. What we found out was very helpful and we’re sure you’ll appreciate knowing how to keep the plaster inside your home or office in tiptop shape!

What Is Plaster?

One reason that plaster needs a bit of expert care for installation or during repairs is that this material is not simply nailed or fastened to a wall or ceiling. Plaster is made from a mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water. This mixture is then applied in layers to what is called a lath, or a series of wood strips that provide stability to the plaster compound, and allowed to dry.

As plaster dries, it hardens to a very dense and durable material that doesn’t crack or break easily. The density of plaster is what offers soundproofing for a space, as sound waves aren’t likely to pass through this material very easily! However, it takes some skill and knowhow to apply plaster properly and to ensure each layer dries as needed before the addition of the next!

Why We Love Plaster

Plaster has a very authentic old-world look and feel that adds lots of charm and authenticity to some of the older buildings in Ocean County and surrounding areas. However, we’ve learned from our chat with New Jersey Plastering that this material offers much more than just charm and historic appeal! One great feature of plaster is that it can be worked easily around odd corners and turns inside a structure, without obvious joints, cracks, or other unsightly details.

One reason that builders and property owners love plaster is that the material doesn’t contain any biological substances that feed mold. While mold might grow and spread behind plaster walls, the stucco itself will stop mold in its tracks! This is a vital consideration for property owners close to the ocean where humidity levels are high and buildings tend to develop mold quite quickly.

Another obvious advantage of plaster installation in New Jersey is that an installation expert can create detailed molds, medallions, and other features. Your home or office can have a breathtaking ceiling medallion or thick, eye-catching crown molding when you choose plaster installation versus plain and simple drywall.

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The Boston Roofers Podcast Recap

When a homeowner needs residential roofing in Boston or any area along the east coast, they might put off calling roofing contractors just because they’re unsure of the price and if the job will get done right. This is a huge mistake, as we learned while chatting with the team at The Boston Roofers, as even small roofing leaks and cracks can lead to severe damage down the road.

The key to ensuring residential roofing repairs in Boston and other cities in New England are done properly is to find the right contractor and know what’s involved in those repairs every step of the way. Check out what we learned during our podcast with The Boston Roofers and you’re sure to find the information you need when you need roofing repairs for your home.

Why a Home Needs Roof Repair

Understanding why a home needs roof repair in the Boston area can help a homeowner better understand what to expect when they call a roofing contractor near them. Many roofs become damaged simply due to age; even the best shingles and tiles will eventually become brittle and then dry out and crumble, or soften after exposure to rain, snow, and other weather elements.

Storm damage is another common reason for needing shingle replacement and repairs to roofing cracks and leaks. While you can’t do much to control the weather, you can invest in high-quality roofing materials that better withstand rain and high winds! The Boston Roofers only uses certified, factory-direct shingles meant to withstand harsh weather conditions along the east coast, and which are built to last.

When You Need Roof Repairs

So what should a homeowner look for to know when it’s time for residential roof repairs in Boston? Leaks through a ceiling are the most obvious sign, but we learned from our time with their team for Roofing Boston that a sudden spike in your utility bills can also mean a roof in disrepair, as heating and cooling are both lost through holes and cracks in a roof.

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Dark areas of a roof, sagging spots, or curled and buckled shingles are also signs of roofing damage. Granules in a home’s gutters or along the home’s foundation are also typically the result of damage to shingles, which now need replacing. If your home’s roof is also nearing its lifespan or is at least ten years old, it’s also a good idea to call for a residential roofing inspection, just to check its overall condition.

Getting to Know The Boston Roofers

What sets The Boston Roofers apart from other residential roofing contractors in Boston? One point of pride for this company is that they never ask for full payment upfront, as do some shady roofing contractors who might then never finish the job! The Boston Roofers allows a customer to keep their entire payment until the job is completed.

The Boston Roofers is also so proud of their work that they offer a lifetime guarantee on labor and a full warranty on all roofing equipment and materials they use. This ensures that the job is done right and that you can trust their work to last over the years.

The Ocean County Signal enjoyed hearing about The Boston Roofers and what they offer Boston area residents. We wish them all the success they deserve in the future in all their commercial and residential roofing repairs and installation work!

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