Technical Assistance

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Guidance on preservation approach to maintenance, repair & improvements

The Heritage Home Program℠ offers a range of services that help repair, maintain, and rehab your older home, while retaining architectural features and increasing your home’s value.

If you live in a home that is at least 50 years old and is located in one of our participating communities, the following services are free for you to use:

SITE VISITS

with a construction specialist to review your home improvement projects and to answer questions

IMPARTIAL ADVICE

on maintenance, repair, rehab, additions, modernizations, materials, and supplies

INFORMATION

 on local contractors

REVIEW

contractor bids and estimates

STRATEGIES

on energy efficiency methods

COLOR CONSULTS

for exterior painting

Contact us to take advantage of any of these services, or to hear more about what we can do to help your home.

NOT IN A PARTICIPATING COMMUNITY?

Homeowners in non-participating communities, commercial building owners, churches, organizations, and municipalities seeking impartial advice on their older or historic property can obtain technical assistance by the payment of a modest fee.

 

NOT SURE HOW OLD YOUR HOME IS?

Homes need to be 50 years or older to qualify for the Heritage Home Program – but do you know the age of your home?

Tax records, historic maps, and looking at the original details in the home can be great ways of finding out the year or range of years that the home may have been built in.

A great way to find out the year your home was built is by looking at the county records. Many counties have embraced GIS technology and have searchable maps online that you can use to find your property by the address, parcel number, or property owner’s name.

The information on these maps come from the County Auditor’s office or the Fiscal Officer, depending on the county, and can provide tax information, building information, previous property transfers, and more!

 

The Heritage Home Program℠ is not affiliated with any contractor or company and does not sell products. Heritage opinions are always impartial, knowledgeable, and experienced in the field.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Are you curious about what the Heritage Home Program℠ is looking for when we review contractor bids and estimates? Look over our Construction Specifications and find out!

Your project may require a permit - our Permit Information will help you find out if your project requires a permit to be posted.

Is your property in a Design Review District? Are you curious if your community reviews renovations or changes to a home? Visit our Architectural and Design Review Boards page for more information.