4 Kinds of Windows That All Need Replacing

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. 

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5 Facts About Home Windows You Should Know

We've all grown up with windows just being in our home. But how much have you thought about how windows affect your daily life? Here are ten facts about windows and how they affect your home you should know if you are a homeowner! 

  1. Most window manufacturers suggest you replace your windows every 20 years. Signs you windows need to be replaced are: drafty frames or cracking outer layers on the window. 

      2. Windows with leaks account of up to 25% of American homes energy bills. If you'd like to cut that out, its necessary to purchase insulated or double-pane windows and make sure your frames are airtight. 

      3. One great way to keep out outside noise is to buy windows with 1/4 inch to 1 inch of air between the panes. This will trap the sound and severely dampen it so only trace amounts end up in your home. 

      4. Skylights provide 30% more light than standard vertical windows the same size! Point it toward the sun and you get a whole lot more natural light. 

 

      5. Low-E glass has a metallic coating that reflects heat back to its source. Indoor heat stays in your home during the winter and outside heat stays out of your home in the summer. 

 

When you're ready to get new windows installed call 513-731-ROOF 

     

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American Windows & Glass: Double Hung or Sliding?

American Windows & Glass have a large line of different window styles you can choose from. Two of the most popular are Sliding windows and Double Hung windows. Which one is right for you? It depends on what you want out of your window and where you'll be placing your window. 

 

Sliding Window

Sliding (or gliding or slider) windows have sashes that slide either left or right in s single frame. A slide window can open both sides at the same time which will give your home maximum ventilation when you need it. These are best for when the width is greater than the height you have in the space. Also rooms who may need more often ventilation, like a kitchen or dining room or laundry room.  

 Double Hung Window

These windows also have two sashes in a single frame but they go up and down instead of sideways. These windows have easy-to-use tilt sashes that make cleaning very easy and accessible. These windows are perfect for when the height is a little higher than the width you have for each window. Since they are easy to clean, these are very popular in bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. 

 

Whichever combination of windows works best for your home, C.H.I. Roofing would be happy to expertly install them for you. Call 513-731-ROOF for a free no-risk estimate! 

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Checking Your Windows for Leaks

Your windows are one of the most important pieces of your home at keeping the elements out of your house. Here's what you should do to check your window for leaks! 

Having a leak in your window can not only get in the way of your heating and air conditioning system, but it can also leave your window open for permanent damage like dry rot. 

An improperly installed window can lead to dry rot like this. If you find any leaks in your window, letting it go without repair can give you this result. 

 

The upfront cost for repairing a window are minimal when compared to how much fixing a window in disrepair as the one show here. Whenever you have a gust of wind, check your window edges for any gusts. If you notice even small amounts of air leaking through, be assured there's even more than you can perceive. If you're looking to get your windows installed right the first time, C. H. I. Roofing is your destination for consulting and installation. C.H.I. uses windows from American Window and Glass. They come with the coveted Better Home & Garden Life time warranty. 

 

Beautiful windows like this from American Window & Glass are expertly installed by C.H.I. Roofing

 

When you're ready for new windows done right, 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 Miami Avenue, Cincinnati

This home is a beautiful structure and they trusted C.H.I. Roofing with the roofing and windows! We are very proud with how great this work looks even years after it was finished. 

 

 

We were even able to install these pillars for the homeowner. 

 

The valleys and shingles on this roof are still holding up impeccibly to the weather of southern Ohio.  

 

 

If you want your home to look just as good as this one does, call 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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Save on Heating & Cooling Costs on Your Home with American Windows

The best way to keep your heating and cooling costs isn't hovering over the thermostat to ensure you're keeping your system on the perfect setting-it's making sure your windows are properly installed and manufactured to keep the outside out and the inside in. This is why CHI takes such pride in using American Window manufactured vinyl windows for your home. The Evansville, IN company has doubled in size since its inception all thanks to innovation and impeccable attention to detail. 

American Window uses scientific data to optimize their Warm Edge technology to reduce heat loss and keep any condensation from building up around your window. Their Low-E Insulated Glass Coatings block 71% of the heat that usually leaves your house when it's cold outside and during the summer block 61% of the heat that the sun would otherwise get into your house. This reduces the sun damage on your furniture and floors and keeps it cooler longer. 

American Windows come with The Goodhouse Keeping Limited Warranty and with the pros at CHI Roofing handling installation you won't need to call anyone back to touch up the installation.  CALL 731-ROOF today for your free, no-risk consultation! 

 

 

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The Quality Pieces of the American Window & Glass Company

One of our favorite suppliers is American Window & Glass from Evansville, IN. They make a superior product at a great price and it's the window we love to install in our customers home or business. They make no compromise on any part of the window's production and the quality shows through. Here's some of the things to show off about American Window & Glass! 

Beautiful windows from American Window & Glass website 

Warranty:

  • Window & Sash Frames: Lifetime Warranty
  • Hardware: 5 Years
  • Screens: 5 Years
  • Coated Windows: 10 Years
  • Insulated Glass Unit: 15 Years 

The Vinyl:

Vinyl is the preferred material for the frame of an American Window & Glass window. They exclusively use vinyl from Deceuninck Plastics, a leader in the vinyl industry. 

The Spacer:

The spacer piece in American Window & Glass has insulated Intercept insulated glass. Intercept is a patented "Warm Edge Technology" spacer system that has a unique structure which creates a thermal barrier. It's one-piece design makes it incredibly strong and resiliiant while also keeping the edges of your windows warmer so your home can easily maintain heat during the winter. 

The Glass: 

The glass used in their windows is some of the most advanced window technology in the market. They use PPG Glass Solarban 60 Low-E glass which helps your home become more energy efficient and comfortable thanks to a thin coating that blocks out unwanted elements. 

 

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What is Energy Star & Why Does It Matter?

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! 

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Window Installation is A Job for The Pros

Everyone wants to save money when it comes to their home. Every home owner has a list in the back of their minds of things they'd fix if they had all the money in the world. Problem is when you think of a lot of home repair, there's the idea you can just watch a few youtube videos and know how to install something like your windows that's supposed to last a lifetime! In most cases, the money you pay a trained expert like C.H.I. Roofing to properly install your new windows will pay you back in energy efficiency and lack of problems to fix down the road. 

This beautiful window pair were installed by C.H.I. Roofing and look incredible on this Cincinnati home! 

 

Small Mistakes Can Have A Big Price

When installing your own windows, mistakes can happen. If this is your first time dealing with window installation you'll be dealing with a big learning curve. Problem is you're learning on a full-priced new window you just purchased. Maybe by the third or fourth window you'll get the hang of it, but what about the first four windows you already made your mistakes on? Small damages in structural pieces on any window can quickly ruin them or deteriorate their foundation. Instead of paying more by replacing windows that end up installed with a draft, find a trusted contractor to install it for you. 

 

Can Your House Handle Your Work?

Even if you manage to get the window in without issue, what about the frame and interior of your home? Do you know what to look for while you open up the foundation of your home? Odds are a contractor will save you time and money in the future by alerting you to issues that may have been previously impossible to see with a window in its frame. 

 

If There's Any Mistakes: The Wind Will Find Them

One of the most important reasons to redo your windows is to make sure you home is environmentally sealed off from the elements. It's tough to find out you didn't fully seal your window in properly once a rainstorm is coming in.

 

The most reliable and trusted way to install new windows in your home is to call 513-731-ROOF for a FREE home estimate.  

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Window Screens in the Winter: On or Off?

As soon as the snow starts to get more frequent, your need for window screens goes away. Opening your window to leave only a screen in the snow will quickly make a mess of the interior of your home. But do you need to take your window screen off during the winter months? While, it may not be too bad if you don't, there are only benefits to taking them off. 

Screens like this do little to keep out the cold weather!

 

While it won't ruin your home to have the screens on during the winter, taking your screens off in late fall and putting them back in spring can give you a few benefits. For instance, it gives you time to inspect your screen away from your window frame. This way you can see any runs or blow outs you may miss just because it is what you are used to looking at it in its window frame. Screens can get in the way of up to 30% of your sunlight from the sun during the winter months. While a screen won't hurt much on the outside, removing the screen can help your home stay warmer cheaper! 

 

Also, the screen is a place where snow and precipitation can bunch up against your window. Leaving your screen off will make it easier to clean off your window sills after a snow storm which will keep excess precipitation from getting into your home. 

If you have any other pressing questions about windows and installation or maintenance, call 513-731-ROOF today! 

 

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