Poor Attic Ventilation Can Take YEARS Off Your Houston Area Roof

February 29, 2024

Poor Attic Ventilation Can Take YEARS
Off Your Houston Area Roof

Does Your Roof Repair Company
Know What They’re Doing?

We get it. Houston homeowners don’t always pay attention to attics, let alone attic ventilation. But without proper attic ventilation, you can’t control moisture levels underneath your roof – which is a pretty big deal.

Why? Because moisture can enter the attic through various means, such as:

  • Condensation Build-Up
  • Roof leaks
  • Humidity

Running into the above problems could cost you thousands in residential roof repairs – not to mention the headaches. That’s why we NEVER overlook attic ventilation. Without adequate ventilation, moisture that enters your attic can accumulate and lead to problems like:

  • Wood rot
  • Mold growth
  • Insulation damage

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 contractor who will ensure your roof stays healthy, beware of these three ways some Houston roofers mess up attic ventilation.

1) Lack Of Education

In Houston, being a roofer without any certifications is perfectly legal. 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 – we just refuse to play along. We understand the value of RCAT licensing and a GAF Master Elite Certification. We always meet their requirements for ongoing roofing education. And we make sure to continuously expand our knowledge with ventilation seminars and courses on the latest roofing technologies.

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 repair method possible.

But if it turns out that repairing your roof – instead of replacing it – would lead to worse (possibly dangerous) problems down the road, we’re not afraid to tell you no.

Instead, we’ll give you a detailed quote that’s easy to read, so you can make an informed decision about the future of your roof.

3) They’re Not Worried About Your Attic

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 are confident in the value we add to their homes.

Get Superior Attic Ventilation For Your Houston Home

If you’re looking for a roofing contractor in Cyprus or the greater Houston area 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.

Don’t settle for contractors that ignore 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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