So you think you need a new roof? While there are some obvious indications that a new roof is needed such as it catching fire, collapsing or being crushed by a tree, telltale signs aren’t always readily apparent. So we’ve combined a list of signs to help you determine if you need a roof replacement. If you’re still not sure, it’s best to call a roofing contractor like Roof Repairs Cape Town, to come and do an assessment.
- It’s old
Tile roofs typically last 25 – 30 years. If your roof hasn’t been replaced in three decades, there’s a good chance it will need replacing soon.
- There’s peeling, staining or bubbling paint
A roof that leaks can cause major damage to your homes exterior paint around the roofline. It can also leak into your home’s walls and leave stains on your inside walls and especially on ceilings. Watch out for any brown stains that may appear after rains.
- Rising energy bills
Your roof functions as an insulator against cold and heat penetrating your home. It’s not doing its job if your utility bills keep increasing due to the air conditioner having to work harder to keep temperatures comfortable.
- Sagging Roof
If your roof is sagging, it is generally a sign of a structural problem. There might be an issue with the supports in the foundation. This doesn’t mean you are in imminent danger, but it is the type of problem that is better taken care of when small than when it has advanced into something bigger.
Replacing your roof is an expensive investment so you’ll want to make sure you’re doing it right by hiring reputable roofing contractors to do the roof replacement for you. Don’t wait too long to replace your roof as you might incur costs due to damage caused by a deteriorated roof. Speak to the team at Roof Repairs Cape Town for an obligation free quote today.