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Is Your Attic Ventilated Enough? What Some Roofers Miss.

November 30, 2023
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Why Some Houston Roofers Mess Up Attic Ventilation – And Why You Should Care

Does Your Roofing Company Know What They’re Doing?

We get it. Houston homeowners don’t always pay attention to attics, let alone attic ventilation. But it’s crucial not to overlook this aspect. Without proper attic ventilation, moisture can enter the attic through various means, such as condensation, humidity, or roof leaks. This moisture can accumulate and lead to problems like mold growth, wood rot, and insulation damage – and that’s no good. You know what else is no good? Spending way too much on heating and cooling. A well-ventilated attic reduces the load on your HVAC system, making it more cost-effective to heat and cool your home. It also extends the lifespan of your roof by reducing temperature extremes – which we all know are a thing in the Houston area. (Is my face melting? It feels like it’s melting.) So when you’re looking for a roofer who has experience with proper attic ventilation, be aware of these three ways other Houston roofers mess up attic ventilation:

1) Lack Of Education

In Houston, it’s perfectly legal to be a roofer without a license or any certifications. And it makes sense why some people follow that route. Think about it. If a contractor can make money roofing without spending as much time educating themselves as the next guy, why wouldn’t they do it? We get why. But we’re just not about that. We make sure to continuously expand our knowledge with ventilation seminars and online courses – meaning we understand the value of RCAT licensing and a GAF Master Elite Certification. In other words, we stay on top of industry advancements so we can deliver the efficient attic ventilation you’ve been dreaming of (okay, not dreaming. But you will need it.). We’re also well-versed in the use of formulas for ventilation calculation. These help us determine, based on your attic’s square footage and the steepness of your roof’s slopes, whether a ridge vent or dome vents are appropriate.

2) Not Wanting To Lose A Sale

We’ve seen this happen too many times in Houston. The last thing you need is a company that’s too cowardly to tell you the truth. Rather than tell homeowners what’s really going on, less trustworthy companies often oversell the idea of simple repairs that neglect attic ventilation completely. You don’t want to spend too much, and they don’t want to lose a sale. But guess what? Those so-called “simple repairs” end up costing you more down the line. Let’s say you have a leak in an old, weathered roof. We’ll certainly encourage you to choose the simplest, most cost-effective method of repair possible. But if it turns out that addressing a problem with your attic’s ventilation is essential to repairing your roof, we’re going to tell you that – right away.

3) They’re Not Worried About It

Oh, boy. This one is hard to think about. But we’re going to give it to you straight. Roofer apathy exists out there. If a roofer fails to address attic ventilation, it’s fairly easy to rebrand and start anew. Or give up altogether. That’s why we encourage customers to choose a company with a proven track record. Check out our online reviews and see why Houston homeowners love the value we add to their homes.

Get Superior Attic Ventilation For Your Houston Home

If you’re looking for a roofing contractor with time-tested attic ventilation experience, look no further than Houston Roofing & Construction. For over 12 years, we’ve helped Houston homeowners navigate the process of addressing their roofing and attic repair needs. Unlike many other roofing contractors, Houston Roofing & Construction is voluntarily licensed by The Roofing Contractors Association of Texas. We also have a GAF Master Elite Certification and an A+ BBB Rating and Accreditation. Don’t settle for subpar contractors who aren’t concerned with your attic ventilation. Schedule a free consultation with Houston Roofing & Construction today! We’d love to learn more about your exact needs and make sure your beautiful home is fitted with the properly ventilated attic it deserves.

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