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Signs It`s Time to Replace Your Roof

Steel roofing enjoys far greater longevity than other types of roofing. However, like everything in life, it will eventually wear down and need replacement. With proper roof installation from certified professionals like our staff here at Old Port Roofing, you can expect a new steel roof to last you decades. But If you’ve had your roof for many years and are unsure whether the time has come to replace it, here are some signs that you should look out for.


Rusting or Corrosion

Rusting is one of the most visible signs that your metal roof is coming towards the end of its rope and needs replacement. Rust starts to rear its ugly head once the protective coating of your roof has been compromised. Moisture then freely comes into contact with the metal, which ultimately leads to a weakened material and eventually corrosion. Often, home-owners don’t notice rusting until it’s too late and their roof is actually leaking – so it’s a good idea to have regular inspections by a professional to nip rust in the bud before you have a real problem on your hands.


Disconnected or Loose Panelling

When your roof ages, the seasonal temperature fluctuations can begin to take a toll on the original tight-fitting seal. Hotter weather causes the metal sheets to expand, while colder weather causes contraction which can cause them to deform partially. Over a few decades, this natural warping can cause trouble for your home. Not only will it increase the chances of rust and corrosion, but also the odds of water getting into your home and causing damage – even worse, a vermin infestation in your attic.


Moisture and Mould

Moisture and mould are sure signs that something may be gone wrong with your roofing. If your roof is letting water leak inside from rust and corrosion or deformation, then your home could be in for a bad time if you don’t address the matter quickly. Leaking occurs as a roof reaches the final period of its life. While many folks don’t consider a little water to be troublesome at first, it’s vital to remember that it can wipe serious money off the value of your property, damage electrical systems and create an environment where toxic mould can take root in your home. If you’ve noticed leaking or discovered mould in your house, then it’s best to take swift action and contact a professional who can asses the situation and advise you with the best course of action.


Excessive Energy Costs

Unduly high heating and cooling bills can be a sign that your roof needs replacing. Roofs near the end of their tenure can start to have poor ventilation and insulation characteristics which can negatively affect your house's energy-efficiency. If you’ve noticed that your heating bills have been on the rise, it is directly related to any of the issues above.


Be Proactive, Not Reactive

Replacing your roof is understandably something that you’d instead put off until it’s necessary. However, a failure to replace your roof can end up costing you a whole lot more money in damages to your property. It’s important to be proactive and get regular inspections and taking the necessary steps to replace your roof when the time is right.

If you’re looking for a roof replacement in Adelaide, then look no further than us. At Old Port Roofing, we’ve proudly served the people of Adelaide for over 25 years, and we’d be delighted to help guide you through your options when it comes to inspecting, maintaining and replacing your roof. Call us today on 08 8341 2555 for a free consultation and complimentary quote.



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