This homeowner initially contacted us because the upstairs bedrooms were not cooling well and staying very hot despite running the AC constantly. Our restoration specialist completed a thorough property inspection and found that the insulation level in the attic had compressed over time and was only about 8-10" thick (less than an R-30 value). The roof also only had static vents - which allow air to escape but much less effective than other types of ventilation. We recommended adding insulation to bring the total to the recommended R-60 value as well as changing the static vents to turbines, which actually pull hot air out of the attic. During installation, we also found that the builder had covered electrical boxes in the attic with insulation, creating a possible fire hazard. We dug out each electrical box and created the standard 3" diameter barrier around them to ensure the home's safety. This home is now ready to tackle the extreme north Texas summer heat with over 12 added inches of Owens Corning AttiCat Expanding Blown-In Insulation, and sufficient ventilation on the roof.
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The last thing people usually think about when it comes to their roofing system is ventilation. Of course, when it comes to professional roofing contractors, it’s one of the first things we consider. […]