Home Repair Resolutions for 2018

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Every New Year's Eve has a lot of people drawing up new habits they wish to start in the new year, or old habits they wish to leave behind. While personal growth and change is of course important, CHI Roofing also suggest you take stock of your home improvement projects.

1) Get Your Roof Up to Snuff 

If the company who did your roof didn't do the job they should have, your roof may need to be repaired. Or maybe its just that your roof is 20 or 30 years old and needs a facelift? Regardless of the roof's life journey, CHI Roofing can give you a free, no-risk estimate on what your roof needs and what it will cost.  Roof repair will always seem like a thing you will get to eventually, but the longer you go when your roof needs work, the longer it will take 

2) Fix Your Siding

The siding on your home can go easily unnoticed for years. Parts of your home's exterior you don't usually walk by or notice may have chipped or torn siding which opens up your home's foundation to the elements. This year make a point to repair or replace your home's siding! It makes a huge improvement for your home's energy use and keeps the foundation of your home out of nature's way. 

3) Replace Your Old Drafty Windows 

The influx of cold weather makes clear if your windows are doing their jobs. Windows can easily have leaks in various places and the cold winds and precipitation from outdoors can get inside your home. CHI Roofing is available to survey your windows and give you an estimate for repairing or installing a whole new set of windows. CALL 513-731-ROOF for a free no risk estimate! 

Is Your Commercial Roof Ready for Winter?

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At C.H.I. Roofing we handle a lot of commercial and other business facilities. It's important to keep an eye of the roofing for these types of buildings as the winter takes hold, as the concerns of a flat roof like this are different than the kind of roof you'll have on your home! It's important that your roof gets a seasonal inspection to guard against each season's precipitation. You can still make sure your roof is ready by clearing he gutters and making sure the drains aren't clogged in any way. 

All the issues you have with your roofing can become much worse once the cold weather kicks in. Below freezing temps can increase issues with defects in flashing or sealant failure, leading to leaks, splits in the membrane, separations at seams, ridges, blisters and deteriorations in any of the roof's elements. It's best to get these issues dealt with before there is snow accumulated on the roof of your building. 

Single-ply membranes that are nearing the end of their life can end up brittle and more prone to leaks than they used to be. If you're business is going into the snowy season with an old and patched up membrane you're taking a risk. Getting a professional like the staff of C.H.I. Roofing to take a look at your roof will help 

One way to mixup that roof for snow is to apply a roof coating to extend the life of your roof. It's a very cost-effective way to ensure that your roof can handle heavy amounts of snow. A fresh snowfall can add up to 20lbs of weight per cubic foot but wet snow can add as much as 60lbs per cubic foot of weight. 

Call now for a winter inspection! Snow hasn't started to fall yet but is surely on its way. 513-731-ROOF for a free no-risk estimate! 

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!