A high-quality, stable and well-maintained roof is key to protecting your home! Your roof has huge effects on the rest of your home – they help to keep in the heat and keep out the cold, they protect your home in all weather conditions and are crucial to the overall structural integrity of your property.
With all this in mind, it’s crucial that homeowners keep an eye on when their roof needs attention. Sometimes, it may just be a case of having repair work carried out – however, there comes a time when your roof will need replacing.
Here are just a few of the signs to look out for that may indicate that it’s time to replace your home’s roof.
You’ve Experienced Leaks
Like we said, one of the core functions of your roof is to protect your home from all weather conditions. That said, if you’ve noticed leaks appearing within the upper levels of your home, it may point to the fact your roof is no longer as watertight as it needs to be.
Leaks are a sign that there are cracks, gaps or holes appearing within the structure of your roof, which could be disastrous if they are left to get worse – and generally, without proper attention, they will.
Leaks within your home could cause electrical short-circuits, interior water damage and even compromise the structural integrity of your home. They are also a major cause of damp, which results in the growth of harmful mould and bacteria, all of which could play havoc with your health.
If you’ve had leaks repaired within your roof previously or have noticed them appearing more frequently, it could be time to replace your roof altogether.
Your Energy Bills Are Increasing
If you’ve noticed your heating bills inexplicably rising and yet you’re sure that your energy usage has remained consistent, it may be a sign that your roof is no longer retaining heat effectively.
A good, strong roof should trap heat within the home, meaning that it won’t take nearly as much energy to keep the interior of your home warm when your roof is functioning effectively. If you find yourself cranking the heating up far more than you used to, your roof may be at the core of the problem, with heat escaping through the roof of your home and leading to less effective heating.
There may be other causes behind rising energy bills, such as a fault with your boiler or plumbing system, but if you’ve checked these out and are still unsure of the cause, it may be found within the roof of your home.
Again, there are cases when such issues can be repaired, but increasing frequency or a worsening of the problem points to a need to replace your current roof with a new one.
You’ve Noticed Loose Or Falling Tiles
If you’ve looked up at the roof of your home and have noticed tiles appearing loose or even falling off altogether, it’s a sign that your roof requires urgent attention.
Loose tiles can be a huge problem. Not only can falling tiles cause huge damage to your property – for example, if they were to fall onto the glass roof of your conservatory or onto any cars parked on your drive – but they can be a dangerous safety hazard, too. If tiles are beginning to fall from the roof, there’s a chance of them landing on and injuring you, your family or those walking by your home at the time.
As a homeowner, you want to make sure that such a thing doesn’t happen, so it’s important to take immediate action if you notice such a fault occurring with the roof of your home.
You’ve Never Had It Replaced
The lifespan of your roof may vary depending on the material used within the tiles and overall foundations of the roof, but if you have no documentation to indicate when it was last replaced or know that it hasn’t been replaced for a few decades, it may be time to have a new roof installed onto your property.
With any part of your home, whether it’s a part of the structure or an appliance within the property, an increase in the number of faults requiring attention is a sign that it’s coming to the end of its lifespan – your roof is no different.
If you know that your roof hasn’t been switched out for a long time, it may be time to get it replaced – the cost of constant repairs certainly mounts up over time.
You’re Looking To Sell Your Home
If you plan to put your home on the market for sale, it’s always a good idea to take on some general home improvements in order to maximise your profits first – and a new roof is king when it comes to making the highest return.
Giving how costly roof repairs can be, potential buyers will be incredibly pleased to find that their new home has a new, high-quality roof. It’s a great way to maximise interest in your listing and increase resale value.
In fact, a new roof could give you a return on investment of up to 63%, making it a much higher earner per-investment than having a new kitchen or bathroom installed.
Give Us A Call
If you are located in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire or South Cheshire and are looking to have roof repairs or a full replacement carried out, be sure to get in touch with us here at Roof Care (North Staffs)!
With almost 50 years experience in the installation, repairs and general maintenance of roofs of a wide range of different styles, we provide a finish of the highest-quality every time and tailor each roofing project to the individual client.
Get in touch today by calling 01782 792809 and find out how we could help you.