People take pride in their homes, so when your roof shows signs of wear and tear or starts to leak, you may feel overwhelmed. If you have been living in your home for many years, and you can see the warning signs, you may find yourself in the market shopping for a new roof. Roofs certainly do not last forever, and it may be time to reach out to a roofing contractor to replace your roof or start thinking about roof repairs.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?
When it comes down to it, there are a few general rules you should follow when deciding if it is time to repair or replace your roof. Repairing vs replacing a roof often comes down to the age of the roof, how it is performing and how it looks. The expected lifespan of a normal shingled roof is 20-25 years. If you have had your roof for 3-5 years and a few shingles are loose or missing from a recent storm, then you are a great candidate for roof repairs. On the other hand, if you have been in your home for 15+ years and the roof is looking worn and stained, replacing may be the best option for you.
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What are the Signs Your Roof Needs to be Replaced?
Repairing a roof can seem like a more cost-effective way to go, but the older a roof gets, the more likely the entire roof system needs to be replaced. Some warning signs of a roof beyond repair might be obvious and others more subtle. Here is a list of potential signs your roof might need to be replaced:
- Dried out and cracked shingles
- If your roof looks wavy or there are dips in the roofline
- Visible Leaks or stained areas on the inside of the home
- Curing, missing or mossy shingles
- Visible storm damage
- Bald Spots and missing granules
- Your neighbors are getting new roofs
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Make sure you do your homework and check the company is properly licensed and insured, that they will get the appropriate permits with the township, and most importantly, have a reputation for providing quality roofing materials like Owens Corning and GAF. Make sure your roofing contractor supplies you with a great warranty. Ask them about permits and inspections. A reputable roofer will have made sure all the bases are covered which helps protect you during installation and for the lifespan of the new roof.
A-Top Roofing and Construction has a variety of services that extend to other parts of the home’s exterior. Our available products and services cover the following:
- Roof Replacement
- Roof Repair
- Siding replacement
- Gutter Replacement
- Soffit Repair
- Window and Door Replacement
- Skylights and Sun Tunnels
- Stone facades
About A-Top Roofing & Construction
Located in Manalapan, NJ, A-Top Roofing and Construction has earned a reputation for beautifying homes throughout the Central Jersey area for over 30 years. We service Monmouth County, parts of Middlesex County and Northern Ocean County. Our full range of services include roofing, siding, gutters, gutter cleaning, windows, and skylights.
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