When Should I Replace My Shingles?
Though you’d like to avoid it, the odds are that sometime in your life, you’re going to have to replace your home’s roof. It’s common to try to hold on for as long as possible, but at some point, replacing a roof becomes a necessity. Here are some warning signals that a roof replacement may be necessary:
Warning Signs in the Attic
If you suspect that your roof is nearing the end of its life, the first place to check is your attic. Some telltale signs that it’s time to consult a roofing contractor are beams of light shining in from the corners or any stains or streaks that signify water intrusion. Of course, you may also notice water stains on your ceiling.
Even if your roof isn’t that old, severe New England weather can damage your roof to the point that it needs to be repaired or replaced. High winds can tear off shingles and allow water intrusion, hail can compromise shingles, and debris can strike the roof and do major damage. Fortunately, this type of damage is most often covered by homeowner’s insurance policies.
If your roof is 25 or 30 years old, the chances that it has started to deteriorate are high. Areas that are sagging might signify that your roof bed is rotting, and shingles that have started to curl around the edges or lose their granules are no longer providing the protection they’re supposed to.
The New England Roofing Experts
If your home’s asphalt shingle roof fits any of the scenarios above, it’s time to contact NEWPRO to schedule an inspection. We’ve been a trusted choice of New England homeowners since 1945 and offer an exceptional roofing system that is engineered to stand up to the local climate. Contact us today to schedule your inspection.