The phrase out of sight out of mind can often apply to our roofs too. As we can’t see them as clearly as our windows or doors, we often forget that they can cause us problems if they are not properly maintained. So here are a few reasons why we need to remember to keep our roofs in tip-top condition.
Our roof is the most important barrier between the inside of our home and the weather than beats down from above. If you find that your roof begins to fall into disrepair, you might find that the elements start making their way into your home. It might start with a leak or two into the loft space, but the longer this goes on, the more damage that it can cause in your home. From bedroom ceilings changing colour with the damp, to eventually falling it. It’s certainly the stuff of nightmares.
When thinking about energy efficiency within our homes, we consider lightbulbs, electronics, windows (triple glazing anyone?) and even our curtains. We need to remember that heat rises. While we can fill our lost space with layers of insulation, ensuring the roof is free from leaks and damage can help to keep the insulation in the best condition. This will also help to keep the heat in your whole house.
When you have a roof with leaks or other issues it can lead to damp and mould within your home. For a number of healthy adults, you might not notice this and it wouldn’t affect your health too much. However, for those who suffer from Asthma and other health concerns or for young children, this could have an impact on their breathing. Ensuring that your roof remains intact can help to reduce this risk.
Maintaining a strong and solid roof can help to increase the value of your property. New homeowners generally seak homes that they will not have to do substantial work to within the first few years of living in the house. Meaning that if your roof is maintained and in good condition, you are more likely to increase the potential value of your property to a new buyer.
For more information on maintaining your roof, or to discuss any work that you will be looking to undertake to bring your roof into a solid condition, please get in touch with a member of our expert team today who will be happy to discuss this with you.