When it comes to roofing contractors in Raleigh, NC, Housetop Roofing can’t be beat. We make sure that your roof is done right by hand nailing all of the shingles, only using in-house employees, and having a foreman on site. We don’t stop there with our quality work: We also offer a number of home improvement services, where we provide the same quality service.

Not all houses have attics. In fact, attics are becoming less and less common with newer homes. While new homes without attics technically have space above their rafters, it’s not usable for storage or anything else. The reason that less and less homes have attics is that the way houses are built has changed over the years. Nowadays, it is more common for homes to be built with trusses rather than rafters. Trusses make the building process easier, but they cannot support the weight of storage like rafters can. Therefore, many new homes don’t have any usable attic space.

Attics come with advantages and disadvantages. So, if you’re searching for a home, or you’re building a new home, you’ll want to consider both sides of the coin before deciding whether or not you want an attic.

One of the main advantages of attics are, of course, the added storage that they provide. Without an attic, people often find themselves filling up their garages with their belongings and/or renting out storage units for extra space. 

In addition, attics are often typically less expensive to build than basements. However, basements tend to stay cooler and are also easier to access. So, the additional construction costs may be worth it in the long run. 

Housetop Roofing & Home Improvement offers these services:

If you’re wondering whether or not your new home should have an attic, speak to the roofing professionals at Housetop Roofing in Wake Forest, NC.