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Project Spotlight: Attic Ventilation Repair

The Contractor Team at DRC Addressed Attic Ventilation for This Apartment Building

When it comes to maintaining your roof, it’s important to think of it as much more than just the shingles, tiles, or roofing membrane covering the outside. Instead, your roof is a system—one that includes that outer layer of material, but also underlayment, insulation, and a whole system for ventilating your building. In fact, that attic ventilation is one of the most crucial parts of a well functioning roof—so it’s important to work with a roofing contractor who understands attic ventilation. 

At Dolan Roofing & Construction, we build and maintain complete roofing systems from top to bottom, inside and out. So when a property management company on our client list reached out regarding attic ventilation issues, we knew our contractor team was up to the task. Let’s take a look at this attic ventilation repair in today’s Project Spotlight.

Background: An Apartment Building in New Braunfels

For this project, we worked with a client who was already familiar with our work. We had previously worked on multiple projects for this property management company and have had a good working relationship for a long time.

The client called us after noting some signs of attic ventilation issues in a building they managed in New Braunfels. Most notably, the apartments were way too hot and the building’s HVAC system was having a hard time keeping up with the Texas heat. Our team agreed to send out a contractor to inspect the roof and attic ventilation system.

The Project: Attic Ventilation Repair

Dolan team member Aaron Strom visited the property to complete an inspection and concluded that the building suffered from a severe lack of attic ventilation. This is a common mistake that our roofing contractors see. Improper attic ventilation is a major problem for your home or building, as it can cause:

  • Premature aging of your roof, including degradation of shingles and roof membrane
  • Voided manufacturer warranties 
  • High indoor temperatures, leading to discomfort and soaring energy bills
  • Moisture retention, leading to mold and mildew

With the problem diagnosed, the Dolan Roofing team got to work. Over the course of a few days, our expert contractor team was able to repair and improve the attic ventilation systems of all seven buildings throughout this multifamily complex. Getting air flowing drastically improved the performance of these roofs and the HVAC systems within the buildings.

When Should I Call an Attic Ventilation Repair Contractor?

Any expert roofer will tell you that poor attic ventilation is a major problem that should be addressed immediately. While it’s not as easy to spot as major roof damage, there are still a few telltale signs you can look for. You likely need an attic ventilation contractor if you notice: 

  • Uncomfortably high temperatures in your attic or even lower floors of your home
  • Mold, mildew, or damp smells in your attic
  • Unexpectedly high energy bills with no other explanation

Dolan Roofing: Your Attic Ventilation Contractor

At Dolan Roofing & Construction, taking care of your family starts with your roof—and ensuring all parts of it are working together as a system. After all, your roof is meant to protect your home both inside and out. In addition to keeping the wind, rain, and hail at bay, your roof also acts as a critical temperature regulator, enabling air to flow out from your home and preventing moisture from accumulating in your attic.

While your attic is always likely to be the warmest room in your home, it shouldn’t feel like you’ve just stepped outdoors. Whether you’ve noticed signs of poor ventilation or you’d just like an expert contractor to inspect your attic, Dolan is the team to call. Get in touch with us today for an attic ventilation inspection in San Antonio!

Join the growing list of happy Dolan Roofing Customers.

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