Despite the fact it isn’t the most constantly visible part of your home, your roof is one of the most important parts of any house. A high-quality roof is necessary in order to protect your home from sky-rocketing gas bills, leaks, damp and weather damage, so you certainly shouldn’t hold off on replacing the roof of your home if you think it’s time for a new one.
However, sometimes it’s difficult to know just when that time has come. If you’re unsure whether or not it’s time to replace the roof of your home, read on.
Here are a few reasons why it might be time to re-roof your house!
You’ve Noticed Your Bills Increasing
You’ve probably heard before that humans lose most of their natural body heat through the top of their heads – oddly enough, houses aren’t much different!
If you’ve noticed yourself reaching for the thermostat more and more this year, it could be down to the fact that your roof just isn’t providing the warmth and insulation that it once was. Whilst replacing your roof or your roof insulation might seem like a costly expense, it’s actually going to save you a lot of money in the long run – once your roof wears down to the point that heat is escaping through the top of your house, there’s no going back.
If this is something you think you might be experiencing, it’s a good time to have your roof replaced to save yourself from even higher heating bills throughout the next winter period.
You’re Unsure When Your Roof Was Last Replaced
Most roofs are at their most protective and effective for around 20 years, at which point the quality of your roof may begin to deteriorate. If you’ve lived in your home for a few years and have no way of finding out when your roof was last replaced, it might be best to err on the side of caution and have your roof replaced. That way, you know exactly how long you’ve got until the time comes to replace it once again.
Similarly, if you know that your roof is at least twenty years old, or approaching that age, it’s time to contact a roofing specialist and have it replaced.
You’ve Started To Notice Leaks And/Or Damp Developing
If you’ve recently noticed leaks or damp occurring within your house, it’s more than likely something to do with the quality of your roof beginning to deteriorate.
To avoid these problems getting worse, don’t simply settle for a quick fix – painting over damp and putting a bucket under consistently leaky areas is only going to make the damage worse in the long run. It’s best to tackle the problem at the root and have a roofing specialist check if it’s time that your roof was replaced.
You’re Making Moves To Become More Eco-Friendly
In 2020, we’re all trying to be a little more environmentally friendly – one of the most effective ways to do this is to begin using renewable energy, which can be done by installing solar panels onto your roof.
However, there’s little point in doing this if your current roof isn’t doing much to keep your home insulated in the first place, as you’ll still be turning up the heating in your home for much of the year.
If you’re thinking of having solar panels installed on top of your house, it’s a good idea to consider having your roof replaced first to really get the most out of this increasingly popular, environmentally friendly technology.
You’ve Noticed Tiles Coming Loose Or Falling Off Completely
If you’ve ever woken up after a particularly stormy night and found a broken roof tile on your driveway, this is a particular cause for concern.
Loose or falling tiles can be a sure sign that your roof is deteriorating – and with the weather we’re used to in the UK, a deteriorated roof isn’t going to protect your home for very long. It can also be incredibly dangerous to your family, visitors to your home and even those just passing your house if your roof tiles are beginning to come loose during less favourable weather.
In slightly less serious cases, a falling roof tile may cause extensive damage to any cars parked on your driveway or back garden conservatories.
If you’ve noticed this happening to the tiles on your roof, it’s certainly time to organise to have your home re-roofed.
You’re Preparing To Sell Your Home
Naturally, if you’re planning on selling your home, you probably want to try and increase the value as much as possible before you put it on the market.
Whilst this can, of course, be done by redecorating, extending or renovating, a new roof is one of the most highly cost-effective and valuable ways to increase the sale price of your home – in fact, in some cases, replacing your roof could increase the market value of your house by a factor of up to 63%.
Whilst replacing your roof can seem costly at first, the numbers certainly speak for themselves when it comes to adding value to your home in the eyes of any potential future buyers! You may find it to be one of the most appealing features to potential buyers overall.
If you’re considering putting your home up on the market in either the near or somewhat distant future, it’s certainly worth looking into having your roof replaced first!
CJ’s Roofing is made up of a well-established and highly experienced team of roofers. Whatever the reason for your roof replacement, we’ll get the work carried out professionally and to an incredibly high standard.
If you’re interested or wish to enquire about any of our roofing services, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.