5 Home Improvement Jobs to Keep You Busy This Winter

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Winter temperatures are descending on the Ohio area and we all want to spend more time inside with the heat cranked and hot coco in our mugs. Just because the world outside is too cold to venture out into, doesn't mean you can't take care of some home improvement projects to get out of your cabin-fever. C.H.I. Roofing is there to take care of all the external parts of your home, roof, gutters, siding, chimney, windows; but you can do a lot to maintain the inside comfort of your home, feel accomplished, and never leave the warmth of your home! 

1) Squeaky Door!

If one of your doors is making a loud squeak whenever its opened or closed, there's a quick fix to silence it. Find the hinges on your door frame and pull them slightly up to give you access to the frame where it lives. Apply a little W-D40 to lube up this area and slide the pin back in! This will smoothen the ride for your door frame's pin and make the loud squeak disappear! 

2) Creaky Floor Boards! 

A squeaky floorboard is a sign that your floor planks aren't aligning as smoothly as they used to. You can pick up an anti-squeak repair kit which features specifically designed screws that are easy to conceal. You can also try to dust talcum powder between the boards that are creaking to buff up the squeaky sounds. 

3) Repair Crusty Paint on Shower Ceilings

The paint above you shower gets a lot of heat and moisture and it's important to repair this area before the paint gets too far gone. You're going to want to scrape away the old paint and re-caot it with a high quality, exterior grade paint. Also make sure once it's dry to use the bathroom vent when you can to ensure moisture doesn't get trapped after you leave the shower. 

4) Replace Batteries in Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors

Once you setup detectors for smoke or carbon monoxide in your home, you don't really notice them. Tucked away on the ceiling, behind doorways, or plugged into outlets not usually used, we don't notice them until they've started to squawk about needing a new battery. One tip to get rid of that squeal is to change your batteries yearly. If you put in your calendar that one day a year is battery change day, you'll never have to hear that horrid crying sound from the other room again! 

5) Clean Laundry Dryer Vent

The vent that funnels exhaust out into the world needs to be maintained to ensure your home doesn't catch on fire! These tubes get a lot of lint and other debris from cleaning your clothes all year so take a moment to pull the dryer out from the wall, disconnect the vent pipe, and vacuum the debris contained inside. 

If you need any outside the home repairs done this winter, call 513-731-ROOF! C.H.I. Roofing is here to fix you siding, windows, and roofs! 

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