Why Is My Energy Bill So High?

Have you ever wondered why your energy bills are getting higher? It’s costing you more in the summer to cool down your home, with the air conditioning going al day and all night, to no cooling avail. And in the winter, you’re spending a small fortune trying to keep your home warm. Have you ever considered the idea that it might be down to a damaged roof? And that repairing that roof could bring your energy bills down by quite a considerable amount?

There are a number of reasons as to why you might be spending more on your energy than you were a year ago, or a couple of years ago, one of which is likely to be the rising costs of heating and cooling in general. Energy is expensive all across the globe, and that’s why more and more people are looking for more self-sustainable options, such as using solar power. A growing reason behind growing energy bills is a roof that isn’t doing the job it is intended. It takes only the tiniest hole for real, expensive damage to start occurring, from water leaks to animal intruders, and much more besides. And that one hole isn’t just letting stuff in; it’s also letting stuff out, specifically your hot and cool air.

Ripped, broken or slipped tiles/shingles can cause a loss of hot or cool air, as can poor ventilation installations, poorly maintained skylights and windows, moved or insufficient attic insulation, and more. A lot of these things are easy to put right, especially if you catch the problem at an early point. Leaving them is not an option and will require big restoration or repair projects weeks, months, or years down the line. It could mean the difference between replacing a few roof tiles and having a few sealant tasks done here and there now versus replacing the entire roof and internal construction reinforcements next year. And yes, it could actually be *that* bad.

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