What is Energy Star & Why Does It Matter?

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Energy Star is a certification you see on a lot of electronics. For instance your computer or blue ray player may have this logo on it somewhere. 

This shows these electronic items are using energy efficient technology certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Energy Star is a voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through energy efficiency. 

Did you know the EPA also certifies windows? 

The windows that C.H.I. Roofing use, both Pella & American Window & Glass are Energy Star certified. 

This matters because Energy Star windows:

  • Keep temperatures stable: Energy Star windows don't let drafts inside and don't keep too much heat for too long! 
  • Save You Cash: Energy Star certified doors and windows lower your utility costs. With efficient windows and doors you use less energy which reduces green house gas emissions from power plants. In a typical household Energy Star windows and doors can save you an average of $100-$550 for each window!
  • Keeps Sun damage to a minimum: many energy star windows have special coatings to reduce unnecessary sun damage to your items that live near your windows!

When you're ready to invest in Energy Star certified windows contact C.H.I. Roofing at 513-731ROOF! 

Shingle Styles for Your Home by GAF

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C.H.I. Roofing exclusively works with GAF the top manufacturers or roofing in the world. They have a wide range of styles and colors that can increase the curb appeal of your home. Let's take a look at some options!

Timberline Lifetime Roofing Shingles

These are a part of GAF's Lifetime Warranty Line and have the good housekeeping seal of approval! They come in a wide range of colors!!

Any of these can be installed by C.H.I. Roofing to ensure a lifetime's worth of a safe roof!

Designer Lifetime Roofing and Shingles

These beautiful, stylish, and out of the ordinary shingle styles will have people talking!

The Camelot style give you a interesting and engaging look for your home. Any of these stylish colors can add a ton of curb appeal to your home!

The Grand Canyon style gives you a relaxed, rustic look reminiscent of a cabin or home in the woods. The rusty color options retain that outdoorsy feel! 

The Glenwood Shingles are the most authentic wood-shake looking shingle GAf offers. The range of colors give you many options for pairing with your siding and window scheme

With all these options there's no reason not to go with GAF Roofing shingles installed by C.H.I. Roofing. Call 513-731ROOF to get a no risk estimate! 

Tips to Winterize Your Home

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The snow is just around the corner in southern Ohio. As we get closer to December we will have snowfall shortly. Here are some tips for making sure your home is ready for the winter months! C.H.I. Roofing can handle most of your big home repairs, but these are easy tricks to make sure you keep your home in good standing. 

Caulk It Up!

If you see any gaps in siding or windows, apply some caulk form the hardware store. You can do this inside too. Buying a caulk gun for home use is a great tool to have year round. 

Keep Your Thermostat Low!

You can save as much as 1% on your energy bill for every degree you lower your thermostat during the winter. If you can, program the thermostat to be very low or off when no one is home and keep it lower than last year's usual temp!

Weatherstrip Tape

Drafts and air leaks increase your heating costs so it's important to inspect your windows and doorways to ensure there aren't any open spaces. Weatherstripping tape is cheap and easy to apply. 

 

Draft Guards

Draft guards are also for keeping the bottom of your doors from letting air in. They're very cheap and easy to install.

Replace Filters

One thing that always gets forgotten about is replacing the filters in your HVAC system. 

While handling these winter precautions if you notice any bigger issues with your home call 513-731-ROOF and C.H.I. Roofing can help you