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 Roof ventilation is an important and necessary part of your home’s functionality. Without proper ventilation, energy bills can rise and your home can be seriously damaged.

Ventilation in your attic allows air to pass in and out of your home. This keeps your home from getting too hot and from collecting too much moisture. The air should come in under the edges of the roof and exit through the exhaust vents on top of the roof. Unfortunately, many roofs do not have enough circulation and are hurting because of it.

Bad roof ventilation is not good for your wallet! Let's look at the two major problems it causes.

Too much heat

If hot air collects in the attic and has nowhere to go, it will start to warm up the home below it. In the summertime, this causes drastic increases to energy bills because the A/C will be running constantly. In a worst case scenario, your air conditioner could freeze or break from overuse. Too much heat can also begin to warp the wood framing from the top of the attic down to the walls and doorway in your home.

The outside of your home can also be hurt by the excess heat trapped inside. Shingles can be cooked by overheating, drastically shortening their lifespan. 

Too much moisture

If air is not allowed to pass through your roof system, moisture in the air will begin to collect and damage your home. Water can seep into the wood making it rot. It also promotes the growth of molds and algae that are harmful to the health of you, your family, and the construction materials making up your home.

When water condenses, it will start to run. And if it pools and runs into your insulation, it is damaged and becomes less effective. By the time you get to that point, you will have water damage that requires replacements and repairs in your attic, the roof, the walls, and possibly electrical systems if the condensation is extreme.

That's a lot of expense that could have been avoided with proper ventilation!

What to do

You need to have your roof and attic ventilation up to standard. If you have seen any of the warning signs, please contact us today. Call 405-359-3951 or email us at info@landroofingokc.com.

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Brian’s legacy

by: Kirsten Land on May 7th, 2019 about Land Enterprises Roofing

Brian Land, my husband and the founder of Land Enterprises Roofing, passed away on March 17, 2019. Since then, I have been in awe of all the people who continually pray for me and our boys, call me, send cards, and send gifts. We have appreciated the meals, kind deeds, and invitations to get together.

As you might expect, my grief comes in waves. One moment I’m fine and the next I’m a mess. Brian was my best friend and husband for almost 21 years. We started dating when I was 19 which means we were together for 28 years. Brian started Land Enterprises Roofing back in 1986. In 2009 I joined him in the business, so we worked together for a decade.

Sometimes I feel like I can’t breathe because the pain of my grief is so great. How is this wonderful person with his cowboy hat and big grin gone? Brian was here and how he’s gone forever.

One of the things that Brian did well was to prepare. That allowed us to build the business over the years until it was the incredible team of people we have today. Because of his preparation, we are able to continue Brian’s legacy of helping others.

I was overcome with emotion recently when I found out that Brian is being honored by the OKC Young Professionals with the 2019 Legacy Award. It’s given to an individual that impacted the lives of young professionals with every aspect of their life.

The organization wrote about Brian, “Brian Land was an excellent role model for young professionals and touched the hearts of so many of our members.”

Obviously, Brian was special to me and our family. But to hear about the impact he had on others has been a joy and comfort to us. He loved people and enjoyed helping out whenever there was an opportunity to do so.

Three weeks after Brian passed away, I returned to work. I will continue to run Land Enterprises Roofing with the help and support of our amazing team. The company was Brian’s dream, then it became our dream, and now it’s his legacy.

It gives me some peace to be at our office where I once worked next to Brian each day. Now the entire team and I will do our best to continue the legacy he started. I know he would be pleased.

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