Attic ventilation is one of the most published roofing topics on the internet today. There are countless articles and blogs available for homeowners from various resources. While many of these articles have similar themes, I have noticed some varying opinions on the importance and benefits of ventilation. I have also noticed that ventilation is sometimes a scapegoat for a deeper, more underlying problem. In today’s article, I want to cover what I feel are the truths about attic ventilation regarding its importance and benefits. I also want to mention where I see ventilation (specifically, the lack of) as being unfairly blamed for issues and deficiencies that have deeper rooted problems. I will also discuss some common products used for attic ventilation.
Beyond “how much will it cost?” and “when can you get started?” one of the most common questions I get asked when providing customers with roof replacement estimates is “can we pay cash?” I can certainly appreciate a customer asking this. (the implication of course is paying cash = no tax on the price for the service) After all, the cost difference in Ontario between a cash job and a properly invoiced job is an astounding 13%. There are, however, a number of risks associated with cash job transactions. Today’s article will attempt to bring these risks to the forefront and help homeowners make informed decisions when considering a cash deal for their roofing project.
The arrival of winter means colder temperatures and relying on your furnace to keep your house warm and comfortable. To keep your furnace running smoothly all winter long, it is important to perform some essential maintenance before winter fully arrives.