Roof checks

Several ways to identify whether your roof requires replacement:

  1. Age: Roofs have a lifespan, typically 20 to 30 years, but it can vary depending on the material. If your roof is approaching or has exceeded its expected lifespan, it’s a sign that you may check it for replacement or repair.
  2. Missing or damaged tiles: Look for any roof tiles that are cracked, curled, blistered, or missing. Damaged roof tiles expose the underlying structure to water and can lead to leaks.
  3. Leaks and water damage: If you notice water stains on your ceiling or walls, it’s a clear sign of a roof problem.
  4. Granule loss: Often, roof tiles shed their granules as they age, causing a sandy residue in your gutters. This can reduce the effectiveness of the tiles and indicate the need for replacement or repair.
  5. Sagging or uneven roof: An irregular roofline or sagging sections suggest immediate structural issues. It’s best to call a roofing contractor and get your roof checked.
  6. Algae or moss growth: Algae, moss, or mould pose severe risks to your health, whether inside or outside your house. If you can see such things, it indicates a moisture problem that needs addressing.
  7. Damaged flashing: Cracked or deteriorating flashing around roof penetrations like chimneys and vents can lead to leaks. Ensure the flashing is in good condition.
  8. Excessive energy bills: If your energy bills have unexpectedly increased, it could be due to deteriorating felt covering and/or lack of insulation.