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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Assessing the Roof of a New Home to Buy

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! 

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CHI Roofing & GAF Keep Your Home From Having a Rotten Roof

Buying a house comes with a long list of new things to worry about: Landscaping, Heating/cooling, Driveway, Insulation, honestly the list could go on forever. One thing that CHI wants you to strike from your list is your roof. In an ideal world, you wouldn't have to research online, ask your friends and family for a contractor you can trust with you home, but that isn't realistic. CHI Roofing are contractors you can TRUST will give you the best work possible. Our goal is to never have our customers call us unless they want to discuss new work or refer us to their friends. After our roofing work is done, you can relax, put your feet up and know your house will secure for the duration of your home. 

After you reach out to (531)-731-ROOF for your free, no obligation consultation, our experienced team will come to your location and give you an honest, no-nonsense quote on repairing your roof. We don't play bidding wars with our customers. We know the fair price for quality work and will deliver on our promise. 

Once you decide to go with CHI Roofing, you can have your choice of styles, materials, and manufacturers. The video below shows the process from taking out the old roof, assessing any internal or structural damage, relaying the internal pieces and laying down your preferred shingles. 

 

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Just Because It's Not Leaking, Doesn't Mean Water Can't Damage Your Roof

As a business owner you can have a huge problem on your hands if the roof of your business is leaking into an area where your customers are. But what can you pay attention to before the  leaks start to happen? 

STANDING WATER PUDDLES!

Flat roofs like the one above are common for commercial buildings. These roofs however, aren't literally flat, they simply have a very slight pitch to them. Because of this they don't drain as easily and this can lead to standing water on your business's roof. When water stands for more than 48 hours you can find a lot of problems. For instance: erosion of roof membrane, premature roof system failure, damage to roof deck, vegetation or algae growth, & accumulating contaminants. 

The more the rain water stays on your business roof, the faster leaks will start to happen. The best way to combat this to begin with is to get your roof installed by a trusted contractor like C.H.I. Roofing. But if you have found this issue well after installation, C.H.I. Roofing can still help you with repairs if you need it! 

Call 513-731-ROOF for a free consultation!

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