It can be difficult when weighing up the choice between new roof installations vs repairs, but there comes a time when your roof may need replacing. While it’s tempting to continue with regular repairs, it may be time to consider whether your roof has come to the end of its lifespan. Let’s take a look at some of the signs you can look out for.
How old is your roof?
Many roofs last between 20 to 25 years, so in older properties, if you’re starting to get a lot of problems, it may be that it’s come to the end of its natural lifespan. If this is the case, there are plenty of modern roofing systems to consider which will provide enhanced insulation, longevity and protection against the elements. You may also notice that some of your neighbours are replacing their roof if this is the case.
It’s looking tired
While roofs are one of the most functional parts of a home’s protection and insulation, if it’s starting to deteriorate or look a little tired, it can affect the look of the entire exterior of your property. A pitched roof replacement can give your home a much-needed makeover without sacrificing some of the architectural features you love about its appearance.
There’s surface damage
You may come across signs that there are holes in your roof, including regular leaks within your property or even patches of sunlight in your attic space. This could indicate your roofing is no longer sealed properly or it’s sustaining damage more easily. Sometimes this problem can be fixed, but if the problem has been left unsolved, there may be damage to the overall roofing structure.
Moss has ruined the tiles
If you’ve noticed a lot of moss covering your roof, don’t ignore it. Moss is a fast-spreading plant which thrives in damp areas, but if it’s left on your roof, it can cause huge problems. As it grows, it can start to displace tiles and create gaps in your roof which may allow rain to enter your property. It can also weaken the edges of the tiles as it’s an acidic plant. Unfortunately, if damaged tiles aren’t replaced, and moss is left to grow, you may need to replace your roof.
Want a professional to assess your roof?
Here at South Thames Roofing, we carry out in-depth roof inspections and maintenance, helping property owners sustain the life of their roofing. However, if your roof has come to the end of its lifespan, don’t panic. We have plenty of options for your new roof, including state of the art systems using the very best materials on the market today. Covering Surrey and South London, we work with home and business owners in areas such as New Malden, Leatherhead and Teddington. If you would like a free, no obligation consultation and quotation, get in touch with our team.