When replacing the roof, please put back ventilation

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

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.

 

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Pete Tsakiris
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I guess "CYA" could be a good comment here.
Great post.
Thank you.
Aug 19, 2007 05:43 AM #1
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Pete - That is what these buyers said to these homes.
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Jeff R. Geoghan
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Why would someone want to replace their roof without knowing how to do it?  I'm a DIY'er but I wouldn't do my roof. Sigh.
Aug 20, 2007 09:53 AM #3
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Jeff - It easy if don't know how. you don't know your doing it wrong.
Aug 20, 2007 04:28 PM #4
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