Roof Replacement Case Studies: Improper Ventilation on North Granby Connecticut Home
The owners of this home in North Granby thought that they would need a new roof, they had gotten estimate from other contractors telling them they would need to spend thousands to replace their entire roof! The home and roof are only about 15 years old so this came as quite a shock to the family. However, they made the right choice and called Millstream Construction and set up an appointment to have one of our HAAG Certified Roof Inspectors with over 15 years of construction experience come out.
Rather than needed a new roof, they had a commonly overlooked issue that would’ve had the same results with a brand new roof, a bathroom fan venting into the attic space. Years of hot air and moisture end up building up in the attic space, causing not only ice dams to form, but also mold and mildew to form on the underside of the roof deck, causing it to rot and delaminate! Fortunately, rather than try to rip off our customers, we told them the simple cost effective solution they needed to solve their problem, a simple roof vent. We quickly scheduled the work so no further damage would happen to the home and were done in less than two hours! We’re happy to say that we not only saved the homeowners thousands of hard earned dollars but also many headaches and worries about the roof down the road.