‘A roof over your head’ is a basic human need and something that we usually take for granted. At the very least, we all expect the roof on our homes to keep out the rain and the wind so we can stay warm and dry indoors.
But should we be expecting more from our roof these days? The answer to this question is a resounding ‘Yes!’
It is a fact of life that roofs do not last forever, 60 years being a typical lifespan. Leaks and general wear and tear eventually take their toll and mean that repair is no longer cost-effective. Unfortunately, a new roof is then the only viable option. We call this a distress purchase an unwanted expense forced upon us but why not look at it from a different point of view?
Considerable advances have been made over recent years resulting in new roofing materials and techniques capable of providing massive savings in energy, your carbon footprint and, of course, money.
Ploughcroft has long been thinking outside the box where roofing is concerned. With its innovative approach to roofing technology, we consistently encourage homeowners and businesses to do the same. Our Managing Director Chris Hopkins explains:
We undertake new and replacement roofing of all types including heritage roofing, but a particular speciality is roofing difficult to heat areas like older buildings, bungalows or properties with an attic conversion, room in the roof or vaulted ceiling.
With this in mind, Ploughcroft has combined a re-roof with high-quality insulation. This is called Eco Roof™ and is the ideal solution for older homes, with its thermal blanket creating a warm, cosy, usable living space.
We carry out insulation from the outside to minimise disruption and the result is a room which stays warm in winter but cool in summer.
Eco Roof™ will save you money on heating, increase your property value and also raise your Energy Performance Certificate by up to two bands.
Investing in a new replacement roof is, therefore, a great opportunity to think about the future. Modern roofing systems will not only make your home weather-proof but a lot more comfortable and energy efficient too. After all – there is only one-way energy costs are going! Upgrading your home by bringing it into the 21st century could save a fortune on your heating bills in the long run, helping you pay for those essential home improvements along the way!