Is It Time for a Roof Replacement? These Are Your Warning Signs
At Hooky’s Roofing, we believe that a roof should last you a lifetime. Whilst it is true that your roof will naturally endure wear and tear as it ages, warranting that your roof is installed by leading professionals will prolong your roof’s health. Is your home prone to any of the warning signs below? If so, it may be time to stop procrastinating and get your roof replaced to avoid greater damage and enormous stress in the future.
Your energy bills are going through the roof
Are your energy bills on the rise? If your roof was poorly installed, this would mean that your roof would fail in adequately insulating you against the cold and the heat. Because of this, you may find that your energy bills have increased due to having to utilise your air conditioner or heater more often. A healthy roof means strong insulation and cheaper utility bills.
Your roof is more than 20 years old
Is your house older than 20 years? When was the last time the roof was replaced? A quality roof installation should last you between 20 and 30 years. If you have added new layers of roofing on top of existing layers, you may want to check the structural integrity of the base layers to ensure that the strength of the top layers is not compromised.
Your home suffers from mould
A poor roof installation may lead to a lack in proper ventilation. If left untreated, mould can spread throughout your entire home. This will critically damage, not only your furniture, but also your health. To avoid outbreaks in mould, ensure that your roof is in top tier condition and that your home is well-ventilated.
You are finding areas of discolouration on your ceiling and walls
Along with finding mould in your home, you may find other discolouration spots on the walls of your home’s structure. If there is a leak in your roof, don’t be surprised to find the water damage spreading into your ceiling and walls.