4 Kinds of Windows That All Need Replacing

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When you're at home you want to relax. You don't want to have old, damaged windows bothering your time with family and creating more things for you to worry about. Here are five types of windows that can ruin your weekend

1- The Unmovable Stone

You know what it feels like to come to your window and try to lift with your usual amount of effort and instead of nicely sliding up the window stays put. It feels like you're at the gym, not trying to open a window and get some breeze in your home. This can stem from one of two problems: there is an issue with the mechanism that levels out the window OR your window frame has swelled due to the humidity in a big big way. Either way, installing new windows is the only way to fix this issue. 

2- Chain Rattler 

If you wake up in the middle of the night and have to walk through the darkness, you'd rather not hear eerie rattles and shakes from all over your home. Older windows that have weather sealing past their prime will rattle in their frames, making a terrifying noise if you aren't expecting it. Odds are those home noises at night aren't a ghost with unfinished business, but your windows that need to be repaired!

3-Slam-A-Jam

Have you ever had an open window on a nice spring day that SLAMS down out of nowhere? It's incredibly startling and makes you wonder who is angrily trying to break your windows. There is usually no one at fault, however, aside from the person who decides when new windows get put in. A slamming window like this means something is wrong with the foundation of the window and it needs to be replaced. Suggested you get it replaced ASAP before it slams and breaks the window panes or someones fingers comfortably sitting on the sill! 

4-The Foggy Peephole

Didn't you just clean your window? Why does it look so foggy? These are questions you may have when your window starts to show glass failure. If you're window is foggy no matter what the season, odds are your glass is just needing to be reinstalled. 

If you're looking for new windows call 513-731-ROOF to get a free estimate from C.H.I. Roofing. 

Choosing the Colors For Your New Home or Remodel

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When you're planning of getting new siding on your home, one of the more pressing issues than what kind of siding is what color of siding you'd like it to be! A new color of home siding breathes new life into a home. Before you start planning by heading to Home Depot and bringing every color wheel they have home, realize that there are thousands upon thousands of possible colors available in the world, but the company making your siding needs to stock them. 

Check Out Shingle Sites

It's best to scope out the colors shingle manufacturers go to. This way you can see what colors of shingles are available as options for you. For instance, James Hardie has a home color tool builder on their website. You can use this to try and get an idea for what would specifically fit your home. 

Make sure to Pick Options

You want too have a few colors in mind when you meet with a contractor to install the siding on your home. You never know what options the manufacturer will have in stock. 

Look For Reviews

Check out how your roofing contractor and their preferred shingle manufacturer are viewed by past customers! 

If you're ready to get to updating the siding on your home call 513-731-ROOF 

 

Are You Ready to DIY Your Roof? Here's Why The Answer May Be No

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So You Think You Can Roof?

This isn't a new reality show on ABC-but it is a question you should ask yourself before you start ordering shingles to your home. DIY work on a large job such as roofing is something you really need to think about before you pull the trigger on that nail gun yourself. 

 

Roofs Are Nuanced

Some people assume roofing is just spending your morning taking all the shingles off of the roof and the afternoon putting new shingles on and you'll be done by nighttime! This couldn't be further from the truth! A roof is a complex system of components that work together to keep water, snow, debris and anything else out side of your home. Contractors like the employees at C.H.I. Roofing are trained in every aspect of this part of the job. They can open up a roof and use their decades of experience to let you know what is really going on inside your home's foundation. 

 

Be Ready To Sweat

How does carrying heavy objects up and down a ladder sound? Or schlepping them across the top of a roof? If this isn't your day to day work, it won't be fun. If you want to roof your home safe, you'll need a few knowledgable friends you can trust to help out. Honestly, best to pay professionals than worry about your friend Rick from work falling off the roof and suing you! 

Save Up Front/Pay Later

At first you may think the price of paying a professional contractor like C.H.I. Roofing to handle your roof is much higher than simply buying the materials yourself, but one hiccup in your work timeframe and you'll be paying for a rush job to get your home roofed before another storm hits. When you pay a trusted contractor to rehab your roof you are paying for piece of mind. Your job will get done correct the first time.