Roof replacements aren’t something most homeowners want to spend their hard-earned money on. It’s a lot more fun to remodel interior spaces! However, your roof can have a huge effect on how you experience those interior spaces. Not only can it keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, it can prevent leaks and it can increase the overall value of your property.
When it’s time to replace your roof, it’s well worth your money to do it, but how do you know if it’s time? Here are a few warning signs that your home could use new roofing.
The Shingles Aren’t Looking Good
You probably won’t be able to tell if your roof needs a little TLC by staying indoors. Instead, you need to step outside and take a look at your shingles. If they look damaged or compromised in any way, it’s time to call in a contractor. A few things to look out for are:
- Curled shingles
- Cracked shingles
- Dark streaks
- Moss growing between shingles
- Missing granules that end up in the gutter
Your Roof Is 15 Years Old
Age is a good indication that your roof needs a little attention. For traditional shingle roofs, that means 15 years. If your roof is made of another type of material, you may not have to worry about replacing it so soon. For example, wood shingles can last 20 to 25 years, while metal roofs can last 75 years. Know what kind of roof you have and how often it needs to be replaced, and when it reaches that age, it’s time to call in Boston roof contractors.
A Strong Storm Tore Through the Area
Even if your roof looked great yesterday and it was just replaced a few years ago, if you experienced a strong storm recently, you may be in need of a new roof.
Hail, wind, rain, and snow can all do a number on your roof. If your neighbors are having their roofs replaced after a storm, or you see on the news that remodeling is taking place throughout the community after a storm, you should consider a roof replacement.
If you want to know if you need a new roof, turn to NEWPRO! We have over 70 years of experience working with roofs so we know when it’s time for a new one. We are also well-versed in the installation of many different kinds of roofing products so we can help you choose a material that meets your budgetary and esthetic needs. We can even help you with siding and windows, if you’re planning a complete exterior remodeling project!
Give us a call and schedule a time for us to come out and inspect your roof to see if you need a replacement or if you can save with a repair. You can also fill out our online form for a free estimate!