You are now about to
learn the one key element missing in new home construction here in
Dallas and the surrounding areas. Below is a Standard Soffit, under
your gutter. We've cut it out completely as it was solid like 99% of
the homes in Dallas. This one was full of insulation as you can see in
the photo. Needless to say, we end up having to vacuum the entire
yard. The point is:
There is no AIR
INTAKE on the majority of the homes here in the DFW area. 20 Year
Shingle Roofs last less than 10 years. Start to blow away after 5
years. 30 year shingle roofs last just over 10 years. Why? Because the
oils and tar that seal the shingles together have basically dried up from the
heat with in the attic and lack of over all ventilation. We all know all too well that Attics in Texas
are just HOT! Nails and staples get driven back up from the heat,
lifting the shingle tabs up slightly, just enough for the winds to get
under them and blow them away. We've all see this time and time again.
DFW roofers count on this each and every year for repeat business.
The standards around
DFW are whirly birds or turbines (same thing). (On a personal note:
I've been removing these Turbines since the mid 80s and upgrading
homes to the full ridge vent. I've personally been installing full
ridge vents for over 20 years and never have done a single roof with
With no air intake ?
There is no air out. Sure, with the new storms of April 08, and my
rantings over the last few years. Dallas Roofers are finally starting
to put full ridge vents in place. Kudos' for catching up with the
times there DFW Roofing Contractors!
How is this all going
green? Imagine the amount of shingle waste ending up in the local
land fills? Or the fact that repeated low life cycle replacement has
more than doubled the land fills around DFW with roofing material that
didn't last the length of the manufactures specs ?
Most importantly: Your
AIR CONDITIONER never stops running! Using valuable energy.
If homes in DFW were
to start putting in FULL HARDIE SOFFIT vents. Life Cycle's of
residential roofing systems will last the manufactures specified
period! Reducing waste, reducing
land fill space needed, reducing out of pocket expenses for pre-mature
roof replacement. Shingles require gasoline to manufacture. Texas is
the worst area I've ever seen for green quality roof systems!
We are getting
reports of significant savings in energy bills from our customers
who have allowed us to redo their soffits with Hardie Vented Soffit
are saving space in our land fills, reducing gas usage for shingle
are protecting your home from condensation moisture and erosion
are THE ONLY ONES IN DALLAS OFFERING THIS SERVICE