James Hardie vs the Other Siding

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We are proud of the unrelenting quality that James Hardie siding puts into their products. We wanted to show you the competition and see why James Hardie is the superior product you need to have C.H.I. Roofing install on your home!

James Hardie vs Wood

Wood siding is notorious for splitting, cracking, and deteriorating over time. James Hardie resists weather damage and keeps its shape much longer. Also wood siding goes up in flames when there is a fire and James Hardie siding is much better at withstanding the damage! 

Wood Siding can crack quickly

James Hardie vs Oriented Strand Board (OSB)

New Siding in Winter: Pros & Cons

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Winter isn't the first time you think when it comes to home repairs. But for various reasons, it can be the prime time to work on your home's siding! 

There's a couple of reasons you should think about getting siding repaired in the winter instead of summer:

Summer Heat:

In the summer vinyl siding can expand. If it gets nailed a little too tight, it could buckle if the temperature gets too hot and expands larger than the nails will accommodate. 

Easy Scheduling

In general, contractors are less busy in the winter months and the time from initial outreach to finishing the job will most likely be a lot shorter than if you got in touch in July. 

CONS

Cold Weather

In the same way that heat can effect the installation of new siding, cold can also be tough to handle. The colder it gets, the easier the vinyl siding could crack. 

Potentially Issues Due to Weather

While your contractor could be easier to get in touch with and schedule during the winter, an intense winter storm could delay the project. Unforeseen low temperatures or high powered snow storms could mean your project has unexpected delays!

Whenever you decide to get you siding replaced, call 513-731-ROOF for a free no risk evaluation from C.H.I. Roofing! 

Anatomy of a Roof

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Your roof is an intricate operation. All anyone usually sees is the outside of a roof. The shingle style and color are the bulk of what people know about any given roof when they see it. GAF has an illuminating illustration here we're going to use to show you the in's and out's of a roof!

Lifetime Shingles

These are the shingles you see. They are built to last for the lifetime of your home and C.H.I. is a certified Master Shingle Installer. 

Cobra Attic Ventilation

This series of roof ventilation apparatus help set up a steady flow of air between your attic and the outside world. This protects the efficiency of your insulation and helps to regulate temp inside your home! The Federal Housing Administration 

Roof Deck Protection

This protects your roof from wind-driven rain while also adding an extra layer of protection for anything else that may hit your roof. It also helps keep your shingles in place longer!

Starter Strip Shingles

These pre-cut strip shingles will speed up installation time while helping to keep your shingles in place! 

Leak Barrier

This will help prevent water and debris from clogging up your gutters. 

Ridge Cap Shingles

These pieces help bridge the gap between different sides of your roofing and its shingles. This is imperative to having long lasting installation on your roofing!

When you're ready for a new roof, call 513-731-ROOF for a free no risk quote!