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      City of Amarillo reinforces roofing requirements

      The City of Amarillo is requiring that local roofers restore or maintain ventilation to at least 1/150 to all re-roofed homes.

      According to the city, more than 50 new roofing companies have moved to the area within the last month, and that's why they're making sure that all businesses are familiar with city standards. Paul Blake Roofing business owner Paul Blake said that 90% of projects they've covered in the last month had insufficient attic ventilation.

      C ity leader Scott McDonald said these measures help reduce energy costs, heat buildup, and moisture.

      "What we're looking to do is make sure that our citizens have a well-ventilated attic which will ultimately cause the roods to last longer, reduce energy costs, reduce their heat build up and moisture in an attic, which can create some unrelated problems," said McDonald.

      For more information, visit www.amarillo.gov/roofing.