Roofing Maintenance for Sydney Homes is Essential
Although often ignored, the roof is one of the most important parts of a house. It provides cover and protection to you and everything you have in your house, and ensures that the house is habitable. You wouldn’t be able to enjoy your coffee in the morning were it for the rain to fall in your cup. You wouldn’t be able to enjoy your favourite TV show in the evening if the storm would howl above your head. (Also read Emergency Roof Leak: How to stop roof leak during a storm) Clearly, the roof is essential and yet, many people just forget about it and the maintenance it needs. This article aims to explain why roof maintenance is really important.
1. Protection against the elements
This one goes without saying, right? Everybody knows that we need to have a roof over our heads, it’s one of the basic human needs. Let’s imagine a roof that has cracks in its beams. All these cracks weaken the structure’s resistance in time, and a weak roof could be simply blown off by a very strong storm or just fall under its own weight if left unattended long enough. Or think about having leaks in the roof through which rainwater can go through easily. Water trickling down can further damage the house and your possessions in it. There is no protection with a weak and unmaintained roof.
2. Energy efficiency
A roof with a poor isolation or no isolation at all is not able to keep cold or heat at bay. In such cases, your electricity bill will go through the roof (pun intended!), whether you run your heating system at high temperature or you run your air conditioning non-stop. A well maintained roof, with proper insulation, is able to keep a steady climate in the house and save energy. Not only you’ll save money, but you’ll help Mother Nature too.
3. Comfort and health
Going further with the consequences of a bad insulated roof or even having leaking cracks, we have to mention your own comfort. You know the expression “the comfort of your home”? There is no such thing when you feel too cold or too hot in your home, or when the water leaking (see leaking roof repair service in Sydney) through the roof results in mold and moss – that could have a negative impact on your health too! Those mold spores flying around can do much harm to children and older family members, leading to respiratory problems.
4. Unnecessary costs
Ignoring your roof today will result in far greater costs later. It’s much easier to fix small damage as soon as you see it, than renovating a whole roof with multiple and serious issues. Not to mention the discomfort of its inhabitants during a longer repair time. And did we mention saving costs with heating (or cooling)? We offer free roof inspection around Northern Beaches and all major suburbs of Sydney. Contact our Sydney roof professionals today, so we can inspect your roof and make sure you don’t need to spend unnecessary costs on a roof replacement in the future. Visit our homepage for contact details.
5. Home value
We hope that you care about your home as much as you care about your dog Fido. It needs love too, you know? An unloved house shows at the first glance, and a decrepit old roof is a sure give away. Buyers are usually wary of buying houses with roofs in a bad shape, as this tells them at least 2 things: the bad roof might have done damage in the house too, and if you didn’t bother to maintain your roof, which can be seen from the street, maybe you didn’t bother to maintain the rest of the house too. We can’t say it more clearly than this: a well maintained and good looking roof increases the value of your house.
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