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Hiring reliable contractors and dealing with their work afterward topped your responses when we asked what you wanted to know about the challenges of home ownership.

Home maintenance is a top concern among Mainers, who have the highest rate of homeownership in the Northeast at 73 percent of homes in the state being owner-occupied. At the same time, the housing boom has stretched out contractors’ schedules, making it harder to get responses if the roof leaks or the furnace goes.

Jennie Gavin-Tremblay of Bangor found that out when she needed a roof repair. Only one of the five contractors she contacted responded. It took eight months to get a metal roof leak fixed on the house she has lived in for six years. She still is having trouble finding someone to do other repairs on the house, including reframing doors and repairing the stairs.