Hygge, Comfort, and Home Repair

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In the last year, hygge, a Danish term defined as "a quality of cosiness and comfort" and pronounced "hoo-guh" has become popularized around the world. Especially on the internet. You can see on pinterest and instagram accounts the effect of this trend toward hot coco, snuggly scarves and blankets, and nights sitting in front of a roaring fireplace. 

This cultural touchstone of Denmark is a focus on creating serenity and comfort in one's home. It hinges on relaxing and getting cozy, the more natural and serene the home setting the better. 

One important aspect to hygge is being comfortable in your home! this is not something you can achieve if your windows, siding, or roofing are drafty, busted, or leaking! 

Winter is when you notice issues with your interior framework and C.H.I. Roofing can help with that. If you need to make your home more cozy and embrace the Hygge, call 513-731-ROOF today! 

Assessing the Roof of a New Home to Buy

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One of the more common issues with home roofs we see is new home owners having issues with their roof, but having no idea who installed it and what the history of the roof is can leave you scrambling to figure out what kind of options you have with your new home's roof. Here are some of the things you should make sure to check out before you buy a new home, in regards to the roof! 

Try to Asses Age of Roof

If you can, ask the current homeowners or real estate agent if they know when the roof was installed. If you see any kind of bulges or curly edges, missing shingles or worn out spots. If you see any of these things that probably means the roof is quiet old. If the roof is in anyway damaged, I would use this as a bargaining chip to lower the price for the home! Also if you can find out who originally installed the roof, you can independently reach out and (hopefully the company is still in business) see when they record having installed the roof and if any of the warranties are still in play or would apply to you as a new home owner.

Check Out Ventilation

 Make sure your new home has some sort of ventilation system that can let sunshine and air come in easily. 

Drainage!

Make sure the downspouts, gutters and drainage pipes that lead to the ground drain into storm water wells. You'll also want to check for any obvious signs of past flooding or excessive water flowing around areas where the water drains. 

Mold on Roof

Mold is a fungus that can come in many shades-all are bad! Mold can form under roofs when liquid gets trapped. It's important that if you see any mold you get it addressed inside and out before you buy the home! 

Signs You Need New Siding

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It's important to replace the siding on your home when it is necessary. But how do you know when that is? The harsh truth is that the same factors that your siding is supposed to fight against, cold temperatures and harsh wind and excessive heat can also put your siding out of business. Here are some signs you need to get new siding! 

Rotten Siding

If your siding has begun to rot or crumble, it can't protect your home from anything. Any outward signs of rot should be big signs your siding needs to be redone.

 

Cracks & Gaps

While holes and cracks don't look great, that's not the only adverse part to a siding of a home with cracks and gaps. They're also causing some structural integrity loss. These cracks and holes can lead to water getting into your home's foundation, which is no good. 

Utility Bills Going Up

If you have higher than usual spikes in your utility costs, your siding's failing may be the culprit. If you can feel drafts near walls or windows there's a good chance that additional insulation and new siding would make a huge difference in cutting out any and all of those issues. 

If you're ready to get new siding on your home, call 513-731-ROOF for a free estimate!