Anatomy of a Roof

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! 

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GAF Roofing Apps!

One of our favorite roofing suppliers is GAF out of New Jersey. They make shingles to last a lifetime They are at the cutting edge of the roofing industry and as such have a line of awesome apps for your iPhone! 

GAF Videos

GAF Videos is a collection of how-to videos found all over the web. There are tips and tricks and guides for correct installation of GAF products! Also available are testimonials from satisfied customers. 

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GAF Roofing Wizard 

A fun app that will help you decide the look of the new roof on your home! 

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Color Swatch Collection 

GAf Colors is an application that provides the user with an easy way to take a look at all of the shingle options in one place. 

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Virtual Home Remodeler

An app that allows you to apply different roofs designs to your home via picture on your iPhone! 

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C.H.I. Roofing is a proud certified contractor for GAF! Call 513-731-ROOF for a free estimate 

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GAF Shingles Get Put to the TEST

One of the reasons we work with the shingles made by GAF Roofing is they are the longest running producer of the highest quality shingles in the market. They test their products year after year to keep improving their already lifelong guarunteed shingles are always getting pushed to perfection.

 

GAF's Advanced Protection Shingle gives you the very best in weight and performance in the business. They performed over 185 tests in making their Advanced Protection Shingles and that leaves you with an asphalt shingle that is the top of its game in the following categories:

  • Fire Resistance
  • Toughness
  • Granule Adhesion
  • Wind Uplift Resistance
  • Flexibility

GAF is the first manufacturer to have all of it's shingles pass the industry's two toughest wind-resistance tests: ASTM D3161 (110 MPH) & ASTM D7158 (150 MPH)

Testing Pics from the GAF Website: 

 

Here's a cross-section view of GAF's Timberline Advanced Protection Shingle

If this is the kind of protection you want for your home call 513-731-ROOF for a free no-risk consultation! 

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Planning Your Home's Remodel

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! 

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Proud Past Projects: Home on Brownsboro Pl, Cincinnati

One of the many beautiful homes we roofed on Brownsboro Place in a neighborhood on the east side of Cincinnati. 

 

There is a row of homes in this east side neighborhood that were almost all roofed by C.H.I. Roofing. You can see the care and attention to detail even years after we've finished the work 

This home picked the perfect shade of GAF shingles to match the siding in their home. 

The curb appeal of these homes improved immensely once we roofed these homes. 

 

If you're ready to install a new roof in your home, call 513-731-ROOF for a free estimate and consultation! 

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Proud Past Projects: Home on Hopper Road, Cincinnati

We've worked on some beautiful homes in our history and this home on Hopper Road in east Cincinnati is one of the most exceptional. The beautiful landscaping and home design are paired perfectly with our expert installed roofing. Check below for photos! 

 

Nestled off the Ohio River, this gorgeous estate home is even more amazing in person than any photos could demonstrate. Without an expertly installed roof from C.H.I. Roofing this home wouldn't look nearly as good as it does. 

 

The dark grayish-blue hue the shingles have pair amazingly with the light cream stone in the home. The effect of a castle grounds makes this home pop on sight. GAF shingles are built to last for the lifetime of this home. 

 

 

The intricate chimneys and window pieces on the roof were no issue for our expert contractors. They were able to swiftly and expertly install the GAF roofing to the exact specifications to keep it looking stellar year round. The owner's of this home can rest easily knowing their investment is securely roofed and weathered. 

 

 

If you're ready for a roof fit for a king, call C.H.I. Roofing at 513-731-ROOF for a FREE no risk estimate. 

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Quality Material Means Quality Work

The materials your contractors use matter. No matter how skilled a roofer is, if they don't have the best quality materials the work will still be less than desirable. That is why CHI Roofing only uses the leaders in the industry when it comes to roofing, windows and siding. We deal directly with these manufacturers and can guarantee a lower price than you'll find anywhere else. Our company maintains the certifications of our suppliers to ensure your job is done to the exact letter of the manufacturers suggestions. Let's take a look at who we source from and why: 

                                                                                              

GAF Roofing Shingles & Materials is North America's largest and most respected manufacturer of all the elements we use to repair a roof. Whatever color, style, and protection you are looking for GAF makes it at the highest industry standard. CHI Roofing is proud to be a certified GAF Master Elite Contractor. 

 

North America's leader in producing roofing and siding for sustainable habitats, CertainTeed pairs high quality products with a business plan focused on the environment and philanthropy. CHI Roofing is proudly certified as a CertainTeed SELECT Shingle Master Contractor. 

  

Pella Windows are an industry leader in innovation, sustainability, and energy efficiency. With almost 100 years in the business of manufacturing windows, they continue to innovate and expand their wide line of sizes and styles. Any purpose or design you can think of, Pella has it and CHI will install it exactly how it should be done. 

 

Certified with the coveted Good Housekeeping Certification, James Hardie is America's number 1 brand of siding. Their wood and vinyl siding are Engineered for Climate® so whatever our environment puts your building through, James Hardie siding will be able to withstand it. 

 

We wouldn't work with our suppliers if they didn't put as much craft and integrity into their products as we put into building with them. They stand by their products and we stand by our expertise in finishing the job right, the first time. We would love to speak with you about how CHI Roofing and our partners can make your property shine in ways you've never seen it before. Call (531)-731-ROOF for your free, no obligation consultation. 

 

 

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Repairing Valley Leaks in Your Home's Roof

The valley of your roof is a prime place for roofing leaks to occur in a shingled roof. The valleys are designed to collect runoff water and guide it toward your gutters. Like any part of your roof, over years it can deteriorate from any number of elemental factors. Here's what it is and why it's important to the health of your home. 

 

 

The valley of your roof is a design feature not only for connecting different angles and pieces of your home's structure, but also to guide rainwater and precipitation toward the gutter and eventually to your home's drain. What can cause leaks in this area is years of weathering storms which can cause gaps in you shingles. Also water can become trapped under shingles that have been laid on top of one another to cover all the gaps. The best way to mend your leaky roof is to replace the affected shingles or to update your roof's Flashing.

Flashing is the piece that connects two pieces of your roof together.  While you can try to fix this piece of your roof yourself, it involves a lot of work in a precarious place: on top of your roof.  C.H.I. Roofing can be the one's to fix this part of your roof. If your previous contractor didn't do the right work to ensure your roofing is built to last call 513-731-ROOF for a free repair estimate! 

 

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Shingle Styles for Your Home by GAF

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! 

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Trusting A Roof From GAF & C.H.I. Roofing

We want our work to stand by it's warranty. We know you want that too. By getting a trusted GAF contractor like C.H.I. Roofing installing these roofs, you have set your home up for a long life of a comfortable roof over your head. GAF and C.H.I. offer great guarantees for their roofing and work. 

We work to give you a long lasting guarantee with your new roof. At the very minimum the roof we install is good for ten years as seen above. The second and third tier warranty's guarantee for a lifetime! In this instance, "lifetime" means as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner in certain circumstances) owns the property where the shingles are installed.  

As if the guarantee from C.H.I. that your roof will be long lasting wasn't enough, the top tier warranty from GAF also backs our work!

These warranties are transferrable and cover all sorts of weather damage!

With C.H.I. Roofing installing the trusted products from GAF you can trust your roof will last a lifetime. Call 513-731-ROOF for a free no risk consultation! 

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