How to Hang Christmas Lights on Your Roof

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The first thing you start to see around the neighborhood once Thanksgiving is finished are Christmas Lights. This is a great time to do so as it's usually not super cold and you won't have as tough of a time getting up on a ladder. Also you can reward yourself with some leftovers after your done! Here's some tips for hanging your lights outside! 

1- Find Your Power Source: You're going to be using heavy-duty extension cords and you're going to need a 120-volt outlet. 

2- Measure the LengthsUsing a tape measure, you should measure the length of your house along the ground. You can also measure the height to the gutters and the height of any trees or bushes

3- Test the Lights: You can find a bulb meter at any local hardware store to see if all of the lights are still working. 

4-Setup Your Ladder: You're going to want to use an extension ladder to get you up to the height of your roof.  

5- Hang your Lights Along the Eaves: You're going to want to use plastic clips on your eaves to hold the lights up correctly. 

If while you're up there you see any issues with your gutter or roof, cal C.H.I. Roofing at 513-731-ROOF! 

Top Questions to Ask Before You Hire A Siding Contractor

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There are new home improvement contractors turning up everyday in Cincinnati. If you end up needing new siding on your home, there's a few questions you need to ask before you hire someone to redo the siding on your home. 

1-How Many Years Has This Company Been in Business?

There are lots of construction companies opening and closing every year. You don't want to be stuck calling back a contractor a few months after they complete a job only to find them dissolved. Sure, everyone needs to start somewhere but try and keep them from trying on your home! 

2-Do They Specialize in Siding?

Is this company one of those "do it all" type of places? Is that because they can do everything just good enough and not specialize in any one type of construction? Make sure they have a history of doing this kind of work and they can show you proof. 

3-Are They Certified?

You want a contractor that has gone out of their way to make sure they're educated in the best ways to install the siding you purchase. 

4-Are They Licensed and Insured?

While it's always a positive to support, small, local businesses, you also cannot trust a makeshift crew with no insurance or licensure!  

5-Are They Local?

Local businesses are best for keeping money in your local economy and also the fact that they are local means there will be faster turn around with meetings, and finishing the job. 

6-Have They Completed Similar Projects to Yours?

If they don't have much experience with the kind of job you are looking to get finished, find someone who does!

7-Are They Able to Provide References? 

Any good business should have a stable of positive references they can help you get access to. If not, there's probably a reason why!

C.H.I. Roofing's Answers:

1- C.H.I. Roofing has been serving the Cincinnati and northern Kentucky area for ten years!

2- C.H.I. Roofing specializes in siding and uses James Hardie siding, the best in the biz!

3-We are up to date on all the preferred methods for installing James Hardie siding so that it lasts as long as it can. 

4- We are completely licensed and insured. Nothing to worry about!

5-We've been local to the Cincinnati area all of our lives and in business for the last ten!

6-We've done many projects of all shapes and sizes. One look at the photos on our blog or Facebook page will show you our past work!

7- We have any number of past projects you could ask about. Take a look at any of the "past proud projects" on our blog!

When you're ready for C.H.I. Roofing give us a call at 513-731-ROOF

Planning Your Home's Remodel

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If you're in the market to make your home look as good as it can, you want to make plans for the entire home. Just redoing your roof or siding or windows or back yard by itself can slowly over time become the only home improvement task you got around to. Plan for everything you'd like to do, make a rough budget and then start to make plans! Bundling tasks together like roof, windows and siding all with C.H.I. Roofing. 

Big Picture

So what is the plan? It helps to have an idea of the scope of everything you'd like to do. Then you can figure out how much money you are budgeting to do these things with. Will paying more for your roofing cut into your budget for landscaping? What are the MUST DO elements of your home remodel? Take in all the pieces and put a plan down on paper. 

Landscaping

Landscaping does a lot of great work to frame your home in a good light. Good or bad landscaping will skew your home whatever way it looks. Great landscaping will make a decent home look way better and no matter how great your home looks, if it's surrounded by tall grass and weeds and untouched trees, it will look like its worth much less than it actually is. 

 

                                                      Rough Yard

                                                          Great Yard

Siding

The next biggest piece to your home is its outside covering-the siding takes up the bulk of your home's look and it's always important to address. If there's dirt or a few cracks, those are usually easy to clean up or fix quickly on your own. If there are bigger changes that need to be done, call 513-731-ROOF for a free consultation for how much the project could cost!

Windows

Windows give not only a place to see the outside world, but for the outside world to see what you'd like to see inside your home. Shutters, new frames, and clean glass all give off a beautiful look when installed professionally and up kept. C.H.I. Roofing uses American Window & Glass and installs them to ensure they last as long as can be. 

Roof

The roof of your home should be smooth, clean, and a beautiful accessory to the rest of your home. If you don't look at your home and think "that roof is perfect" then C.H.I. Roofing can help! We use GAF shingles and can get any number of their roofings series in many colors and styles. We can help turn your home from "meh" to "magnificent" in a matter of 

Let CHI Roofing take care of all your home improvement needs!