High Electric Bill: Is It Time to Replace Your Roof, Siding, or Windows?

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replace your roof, siding, or windows If you have seen your utility bills go up month after month and you’re paying significantly more than you did last year, you might be struggling to figure out why. An occasional spike in your bills might be due to a period of unusually hot or cold weather, but a continuous rise over time can point to an ongoing issue with your house itself. Persistently high electric bills might mean that you need to replace your roof, siding, or windows.

Air Leakage

During the winter, you want to keep cold air out of your house and keep warm air inside. The opposite is true in the summer. Cracked window frames or damaged seals can lead to drafts. Air leakage can force your furnace to work harder in the winter and your air conditioner to work harder in the summer, which can result in higher utility bills.

Damaged Insulation

Builders install insulation in roofs and walls to help maintain a comfortable temperature indoors. Small holes in a roof or siding can allow water to come into contact with insulation. That can cause damage that can leave the insulation unable to do its job. You can then see your electric bills start to climb.

Find out if Your Roof, Siding, or Windows Are Responsible for High Electric Bills

A jump in your utility bills can make you feel a sense of alarm. Consider the recent weather in your area and your family’s energy usage. If you don’t think your bills rose because of a change in your habits, the increase is likely due to damage somewhere in your house.

The problem might be related to your roof, siding, or windows, or there might be multiple causes. It can be difficult for the average homeowner to detect small gaps, cracks, and other forms of damage.

The experienced professionals at LaBrusciano Roofing & Exteriors are up to the task. We have a team of contractors with experience in roofing, siding, and window installation and repairs.

We can conduct a thorough inspection, identify the source of the problem, and address it so you can get your electric bills back down. Call (610) 624-8850 to schedule an inspection.