As I see more and more people trying to save money by doing there own home repairs, one big one is the roof. But so many people replace the roof and don't replace the ventilation.
The ventilation in an attic is very important for a home for many reasons. One is that bathrooms and utility rooms produce moisture and that moisture always goes up. Without proper ventilation that moisture gets stuck in the attic and causes mold. This mold can start to form as soon as six months and within a year you may be replacing your brand new roof that you saved so much on installing yourself.
Here are some recent examples of people who decided that replacing their own roof would save them money. Unfortunately, at inspection time, they ended up spending another $5,000 to replace it a second time in less than 2 years after they put the new one on.
Less than 6 month old roof Less than 2 year old roof
Was it worth the savings to put on their own roof? I don't think so!
For more information on when it is a good time to do the repairs yourself or to just hire an expert, feel free to give me a call, and I will gladly talk to you about remodeling your own home and the dangers that lurk.