Looking for a roofing contractor in Freehold? A-Top Roofing has replaced thousands of roofs throughout Central NJ over the past 35 years.

What Does Roof Damage Look Like? How to Spot if You Need a New Roof

To best determine if you need a new roof, a roofing inspection will alert you to any signs of roof damage. If your roof isn’t very old and there a just a few spots of loose or missing shingles, you might be able to replace them. If the entire roof is showing age or has expansive damage it might be time for a new roof.

What Does Roof Damage Look Like?

Roof damage comes in many forms, if you know what to look for you have a better chance of catching smaller roof problems before they become larger ones.

  • Attic Issues – Check your attic after storms or severe weather to see if there is water spots or pooling. This could mean you have damaged shingles or roof shingles that have deteriorated.
  • Blistering or Peeling Paint – Poor ventilation can trap water and start the exterior paint to peel.
  • Ceiling and Wall Stains – If water is penetrating through your roof and discoloring the sheetrock on your ceilings or walls, it is probably time for a new roof.
  • Sheathing Decay – After years of harsh weather, roofs deteriorate, and water can penetrate to the sheeting underneath. If you see sagging ceilings, broken gutters, leaks or missing shingles, your sheathing might be damaged.

Pro Tip – Your roofing contractor should have stipulations in the roofing contract that clearly outlines procedures if sheathing damage is discovered during your roof replacement.


  • Shingle Damage – Over time, shingles tend to warp, cup and become brittle and curl.
  • Dark Streaks – Dark stains may be moss or lichen. When replacing your roof keep in mind there are stain resistant products on the market like GAF StainGuard or StainGuard Plus which prevent moss build up.

Now that you know what to look for, let’s review your roofing inspection.

Regular inspections of your roof will help you find smaller problems before they can grow into larger more expensive problems.

Start on the Inside

Look around your attic for signs of leaks, dark spots, holes, or sagging roof sheathing. On the inside of your home, look for stains on the sheetrock (roof or walls). Also check for signs of mold and mildew.

Then Move to the Outside

  • If you are comfortable you can climb a ladder for a close inspection – if not, you can do a pretty good inspection from the ground with a good set of binoculars.
  • It is also a good idea to clear your gutters and inspect them to make sure the water is flowing properly and away from the home.
  • Inspect the facia to make sure water has not penetrated and look for signs of animals or decay.
  • Check for exterior paint peeling.
  • Check for warped or missing roof shingles.
  • See if any areas of the roof look warped which is a sign of sheathing damage.

Knowing how old your roof is can be important. Spot check your roof at least two times a year and after any severe storm.

Watch homes around the neighborhood. They are experiencing the same weather conditions and are probably similar in age. If your neighbors are getting new roofs, it might be time to replace your roof as well.

Call (732) 446-6341 or click here of a roof inspection of gutter inspection.


ABOUT A-TOP ROOFING AND 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.

fall home maintenance guide for homeowners

5 Fall Home Maintenance Tips for a Beautiful and Healthy Home

In the next few weeks, it might be a good idea to take a break from football and take a few steps toward protecting your home and gaining some peace of mind with a little fall home maintenance. Keeping up with these 5 simple tips can keep your home protected and beautiful all year long.

Tip #1 – Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing your home also means weather-proofing your home, and should be a top priority for every homeowner performing fall home maintenance. Properly sealing the doors and windows will save you up to 20% on your energy bills. To start, check the status of the current weather stripping around your doors and windows. A good test is to see if the weather stripping compresses against both sides of the door or window when it is shut. If you see gaps or feel a temperature change, it is time to replace it.

Tip #2 – Have a Roof Inspection

Calling in a professional like A-Top Roofing and Construction is the way to go here. It is never a good idea for homeowners to climb onto their roofs from a safety standpoint. Have your roof checked for the following:

  • Cracked Shingles
  • Missing Shingles
  • Discolored Shingles
  • Improper attic Ventilation
  • Algae
  • Roof Stains from inside the attic
Call A-Top Roofing & Construction for a roof inspection.

Tip #3 Gutter Inspection

This one is an absolute must for fall home maintenance. Cleaning your gutters is an awesome defense against clogged gutters, which can lead to roof leaks. Did you know that A-Top Roofing and Construction have over 30 years in gutter cleaning and gutter replacement services? Again, safety is a top priority and homeowners should call a professional if they need help inspecting or cleaning gutters.

Tip #4 Yard Inspection

Walk your property. Put away all lawn furnishings, pool equipment and toys and bar-b-ques that may be ruined if you leave them out. Also inspect your property for fallen tree limbs and finish off your clean up by raking up all the leaves.

Tip #5 Other Winterization Tasks

Shut off water to the irrigation and drain the lines, this will avoid and frozen or cracked valves and hoses. Shut off water to exterior hoses where appropriate and store away hoses to avoid damage.

Call (732) 446-6341 or click here for a roof inspection or gutter inspection.


ABOUT A-TOP ROOFING AND 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.

PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND BRAND NAMES YOU TRUST!

Our award-winning staff and professionally trained installers will get the project done on time and on budget. We partner with brands you trust like GAF, Owens Corning, CertainTeed, Pella, Andersen, TimberTech, Englert Gutters, and Azek which means extensive customer choice backed by the best warranties in the industry.

The new A-Top app will allow you to earn rewards for referring A-Top to friends and family!

Download the A-Top Construction App Today and Start Earning Rewards for Referrals!

A-Top Roofing and Construction launches a new APP this month. Easy to download, you can find it in the APP STORE under the name A-Top Construction, INC. or click on one of the links below.

For iOS: https://gtrfl.us/Hh7Np7

For Android: https://gtrfl.us/Ih7Nsz

With the A-Top Construction app, you can:

  • Send referrals, track their status, and choose your own rewards!
  • Share your great experience with our company on social media to help your community find us.
  • Message us directly with questions and comments.
  • Access helpful resources and documents.
  • Check your project status.

A-Top Construction is a free app available for those that want to earn rewards by sending referrals to A-Top Construction. It is as simple as downloading the app, selecting the sales representative, and registering your information. Once registered, you can begin sending referrals right away! The app will allow you to easily submit referrals to A-Top Construction and track the progress of your referrals and rewards right on your mobile device. Referring has never been so easy!

Earning Rewards is Easy with A-Top!

The best part is that when you send us a referral, you will be able to see the status of the referral and even choose how you would like to be rewarded! Easily transfer a money reward to a bank account, pick a Prepaid Debit Card, or choose from over 250 different Gift Cards!

With our referral program, you can earn $50 when your Referral purchases our products or services! Earn a bonus of $50 when 5 of your referrals are sold! 


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, windows, and skylights.

Our award-winning staff and professionally trained installers will get the project done on time and on budget. We partner with brands you trust like GAF, Owens Corning, CertainTeed, Pella, Andersen, TimberTech and Azek which means extensive customer choice backed by the best warranties in the industry.

Need a Roofing Quote? Call (732) 446-6341 Today!

Looking for a roofing contractor in Freehold? A-Top Roofing has replaced thousands of roofs throughout Central NJ over the past 35 years.

5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Roof Color

Thanks to today’s shingle manufacturing technologies, homeowners can have roofing in virtually any color they choose. For some, this presents greater flexibility allowingthem get the exact color they desire. For others, the sheer number of choices can make the color selection process overwhelming. If you’re among the latter, read on as A-Top Roofing & Construction shares the questions you should ask yourself when choosing your roof color. 

Here are 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Roof Color:

1. What color is my roof? Siding covers about half of your home’s exterior and complements the roof. Unless your siding is also up for replacement, you should think about how your roof will work with it. Additionally, take note of the roofing material. Some, like asphalt shingles, work with just about any siding profile. Tile or slate may need to be paired with certain types of siding.

2. Does my home have permanent components? Your home’s exterior may have permanent cladding like stone or brick, which have distinct colors that may help you narrow down your roofing color selection — unless you’re planning on painting over them. Other permanent components that you should pay attention to include copper gutters and installations that are part of your landscaping.

there are many things to consider when selecting a roof color for your home
A-Top Roofing Construction has been repairing and replacing roofs for over 35 years. They are a Certified Master Elite roofing contractor for GAF and carry a full line of roofing products and colors – to schedule an appointment to visit our showroom, call (732) 446-6341.

3. What’s my home’s architectural style? Some architectural styles are associated with certain color palettes that would make a radically different siding color look out of place. Take the time to research your home’s architectural style, paying special attention to its color palettes. 

4. What do my neighbors’ houses look like? If you live in a community governed by an HOA, you have most of the work cut out for you. Take a walk or drive around a few blocks just to get a general feel for your neighbors’ roof colors, which should give you an idea of what colors to choose.

5. Can I touch feel and see color combinations? If you live in or near Monmouth County, NJ, you can make an appointment to visit A-Top Roofing’s Showroom at 137 Englishtown-Freehold Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726, or call (732) 446-6341.

 A-Top Roofing & Construction carries a superior line of roofing, siding, and gutter colors to choose from, all backed with manufacturer’s warranties that are the best in the industry.


Need a Roofing Quote? Call (732) 446-6341 Today!

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, windows, and skylights.

Our award-winning staff and professionally trained installers will get the project done on time and on budget. We partner with brands you trust like GAF, Owens Corning, CertainTeed, Pella, Andersen, TimberTech and Azek which means extensive customer choice backed by the best warranties in the industry.

Ensure your roof is ready for any inclement weather that hurricane season brings with a proper roof inspection by A-Top Roofing.

A Proper Roof Inspection is the Key to Storm Preparation for New Jersey Shore Areas

Here at the Jersey Shore, your roof is the main protection for your family during extreme weather events. Scheduling a professional roof inspection is especially important at this time of year in Central NJ as we approach hurricane season. If you suspect there may be a problem with your current roof, it is better to find out before an extreme storm event than after. A well maintained roof is paramount as hurricane season approaches and storm preparation becomes more important.

How Roofing Inspections Save You Money

If you wait for visible damage to your roof, it may be too late. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, maintaining your roof is the single most important factor for determining the lifespan of your current roof.

If you find and fix minor repairs now, you can also extend the life of your roof. Hiring a professional roof inspector may be the first step in determining if you have a problem with your roof. Determining where the problem is and the best possible solutions for a roof replacement or roof repairs requires a professional.

What Your Roof Inspection May Uncover

Some storm damage might be easy to spot. Spots on your ceiling or tree damage on your roof are clear signs your roof may be in trouble. But what about more subtle clues? Roofers are trained to spot small signs of roof damage that can appear years before trouble starts. Identifying problems now before your home must withstand potential storms, high winds or even hurricanes with high winds and heavy amounts of rain is critical.

One of the many signs of an aging roof is when you lose the granules on older asphalt shingles. A-Top Roofing and Construction is trained to fully inspect your home’s roof system to spot signs of early damage or if your roof needs a to be replaced.

Three Key Elements of a Roof Inspection

Surface Inspection – The surface of your current roof will tell a story about its age and expected life cycle. Does your roof have mossy areas, missing shingles, cracked or curling shingles? A good roof inspection will include a gutter inspection to see if the granules are coming off the roof and settling in the gutters – a major sign of wear and tear.

Structural Inspection – Is your roof sagging? Roofing pros like A-Top Roofing and Construction are specifically trained to see if there might be underlying damage that has already started to affect the structure of your house.

Areas of your home roofing inspections usually include:

  • Gutter Systems
  • Facia
  • Soffits
  • Chimneys
  • Vents
  • Skylights

Interior Inspection – Your home’s interior also can tell the story about the health of your roofing system. A-Top Roofing will check for proper roof ventilation, sagging or stained ceilings, or signs of moisture in the attic or interior walls.


Need a Roof Inspection from A-Top Roofing & Construction?

If you are unsure if there is damage your roof or if you feel your roof needs to be replaced, call A-Top Roofing and Construction, Manalapan, NJ for an inspection at (732) 446-6341, or schedule an appointment by clicking here.

When it comes time to choosing a roofer, here are some of the boxes you should check when hiring a reputable roofing company.

Important Boxes to Check When Hiring a Roofing Company

There are over 10 million homes in the United States that are between the age of 20 and 30 years old. For many of those homes, it will soon be time to replace their roofs. When it comes time to choosing a roofer, here are some of the boxes you should check when hiring a roofing company.

All roofing companies are not created equal. When you start doing your homework and checking companies’ reviews, you should also be looking for a few other things that will give you confidence that you made the right choice.

1. How long has the roofing company been in business?

For almost 40 years, A-Top Roofing and Construction has been replacing residential roofs in local neighborhoods including Manalapan, Freehold, Marlboro and the Western Monmouth Area. Over that span of time, they have created a great foundation for how they treat their customers.

Be wary of a roofing company that is new. They might not be well established and may be cutting corners on insurance or short on experience.

2. Follow your instincts!

Sometimes the salesman will overpromise. Sometimes companies will try to pressure you into making a quick sale with an unrealistic price or price reduction. Sometimes the price will be very high, and the company will offer financing at a rate that is also very high.

Creating a good customer experience from the point of initial contact and through contract signing to installation day is critically important to A-Top Roofing and Construction. If your instincts are telling you something is off – it probably is.

3. Look for reasons to qualify a roofer – here are some examples:

Over the course of 4 decades A-top Roofing & Construction has replaced 4,000+ roofs.  A lot of their business comes from their reputation and word of mouth of other happy homeowners. Bolstering their reputation is the myriad of 5-Star Google Reviews and other reviews on various social sites.

make sure to hire a reputable roofing company like A-Top Roofing & Construction for your roofing project

“If you think something is more important than the customer, think again.”

Andrew Ferrara, President – A-Top Roofing & Construction

4. A full list of questions for your roofing contractor:

  • Is the price comparable to other roofing companies?
  • Are they fully licensed?
  • Are they fully insured?
  • Are they recognized by roofing manufactures like GAF and Owens Corning?
  • Do they have a variety of samples and colors to choose from?
  • Will they give you a written warranty?
  • How long is the warranty?
  • Is the warranty transferable if you sell the home?
  • Does a live person answer the phone if there is a question or issue with the roof?
  • Do they have a local physical office?
  • Do they have previous work references?

Selecting the right roofing contractor should be about getting an affordable roofing price, but that is not always the deciding factor. Some people feel more comfortable if the business has been around for many years. Others want to make sure the company has all the support and backing from the roofing manufacturers, which includes offering a great roof warranty. A-Top Roofing and Construction checks all these boxes and more.

Other Reasons A-Top Roofing & Construction Stands Apart from the Competition

  • We boast a Triple A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.
  • We are a GAF Presidential Award Winner
  • We are a Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor
  • We are proud to say that we are a GAF Master Elite certified contracting company
  • We are member of the GAF President’s Club
  • We are a GAF Triple Excellence Award Winner, excelling in consumer protection, installation, and training.
  • Our crews are always trained in the newest roofing innovations.
  • We have a great reputation from our customers, and we use nothing but the best roofing products out there.

Proud of 4 decades worth of roofing projects, A-Top Roofing is inviting past, present, and future potential clients and homeowners to see our work in their local neighborhoods and streets. Check out our project map here!

If you are unsure if you know your roof needs to be replaced, call A-Top Roofing and Construction, Manalapan, NJ for an inspection at (732) 446-6341, or schedule and appointment today.


Since 1986, A-Top Roofing and Construction has been Monmouth County’s number one choice for your exterior home remodeling needs. Family owned and operated; we measure our performance on your level of satisfaction.

With A-Top, you are getting nothing but the best. Our full range of services include roofing, siding, gutters, gutter cleaning, windows, and skylights.

Call A-Top Roofing & Construction for a roof inspection.

If You Suspect You Need a New Roof, Start with an Expert Roof Inspection by A-Top

If you are experiencing issues with your home’s current roofing system, the last thing you want to do is climb up onto the roof and poke around. There is an easier way to find out what the problem may be! Call A-Top Roofing & Construction for a comprehensive roof inspection by an expert roofer.

Whether you home is 20, 30, 40 years old or perhaps older, it may be time to replace your roof. To find out what life stage your current roof is in, contact a professional who has the knowledge and experience to identify the issues with a thorough roof inspection so they can be taken care of quickly and affordably. A-Top Roofing and Construction has been inspecting, repairing, replacing, and installing roofs in Monmouth County, NJ for close to 40 years!

Some of the Items A-Top Roofing Can Inspect Inside and Outside Your Home:

  • Missing shingles– This can occur during severe storms that have high sustained winds over a long period of time.
  • Decaying or cracked shingles – Over time, the roof material breaks down by the effects of mother nature.
  • Curling roof shingles – Roof technology has come along way over the years. Older roof shingles tend to curve, warp or wave.
  • Frequently clogged gutter systems – If you roof is not functioning properly and are experiencing clogged gutters, this may a sign the roof may be failing.
  • Blistered or peeling paint – on the inside of the home is a telltale sign there may be water intrusion into the house from the outside.
  • Stains on ceilings and interior walls – if you are having issues on the inside of your home, it is time to inspect the outside of the home to find the source of the water/moisture.

Need a Roof Inspection?

If you are unsure about the condition of your current roof call A-Top Roofing and Construction, Manalapan, NJ for a roof inspection at (732) 446-6341 or schedule an appointment today.

Since 1986, A-Top Roofing and Construction has been Monmouth County’s number one choice for exterior home remodeling needs. Family owned and operated, we measure our performance on your level of satisfaction. We are proud to say that we are a GAF Master Elite certified contracting company, we are member of the GAF President’s Club, and we are a Triple Excellence Award Winner of GAF in consumer protection, installation, and training. Essentially, all that means that our crews are always trained in the newest roofing innovations, we have a great reputation from our customers, and we use nothing but the best roofing products out there. With A-Top, you are getting nothing but the best.


It All Starts with a Roof Inspection by the Experts at A-Top

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.

A-Top Roofing is the best roofing contractor in Monmouth County NJ

Time to Replace Your Roof? How to Choose the Best Roofing Contractor in Your Area

Replacing your homes roof is a large project and should not be trusted to just any company. Finding the best roofing contractor in your area requires a little digging. When it is time to replace your roof, you should be looking for a roofing contractor with a great reputation and years of experience.

An experienced company with the right tools and equipment to complete your roofing job quickly and affordably, A-Top Roofing and Construction has been repairing, replacing, and installing roofs in Monmouth County, NJ for close to 40 years!

How do you know it is time to replace your roof?

One of the most frequent questions we are asked is, “When do we know it is time to replace our roof?”

Most roofs should last between 20 and 30 years. Some roofs that have been replaced in the last 10-15 years might last 30-40 or more years. But factors like environmental conditions and frequency of severe weather, quality of manufactured materials and installation process can all have an impact on your roof’s longevity.

Looking for a roofing contractor in Freehold? A-Top Roofing has replaced thousands of roofs throughout Central NJ over the past 35 years.

You can determine it is time to replace your roof by inspecting it for signs of failure.

Some of the most common signs your roof is at the end of its life include:

  • Missing or cracked roof shingles
  • Decaying shingles
  • Curling roof shingles
  • Frequently clogged gutter systems
  • Blistered or peeling paint on the inside of the home
  • Stains on ceilings and interior walls
  • Your neighbors are getting their roofs replaced

Roof Replacement Process – Layering or Full Replacement

In certain instances, it is cheaper to layer and second roof on top of the first one. This can make the project more affordable. However, if your home already has two roofs layered on top of it, you will need to remove both layers and then install the new roof.

Roofing Material, Colors and Warranty

Another decision you will need to make is the roofs material, colors and style. A-Top Roofing has a showroom of roofing products from the leading roofing manufacturers to choose from. Choose from roofing manufacturers (Like GAF or Owen Corning) will also ensure you receive the best roofing warranty available for the product you purchase.

If you are unsure if you know your roof needs to be replaced, call A-Top Roofing and Construction, Manalapan, NJ for an inspection at (732) 446-6341, or schedule an appointment today.

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.

People You Know and Brand Names You Trust

Our award-winning staff and professionally trained installers will get the project done on time and on budget. We partner with brands you trust like GAF, Owens Corning, CertainTeed, Pella, Andersen, TimberTech, Englert Gutters, and Azek which means extensive customer choice backed by the best warranties in the industry.

remember to inspect your roof for storm damage after a big storm

How Long Should a Roof Last? Our 6 Tips to Maximize the Lifespan of Your Roof

How long should a roof last? A roof’s lifespan can vary greatly depending on when your homes was built, the geographic area of the home and what roofing material your roof is made from. In Central New Jersey, there are a large number of neighborhoods that were built decades ago, with many roofs nearing the end of their lifespan.

How Long Should a Roof Last in the Northeastern United States?

Roofs weren’t made to last forever, although some roofing manufacturers (Like GAF or Owen Corning) seem to last far longer than others. As roofing technology goes, roofing materials are better constructed and last longer than roofs in the past (many carrying a lifetime warranty).

Depending on the type of roofing material, where you live, and how well you maintain it, your roof could last anywhere from 20 to 100 years. Let’s go over how long different types of roofing materials are intended to last.

  • Asphalt Shingles – Average 20 to 40 Years
  • Cedar Shakes – Average 20 to 30 Years
  • Solar Shingles – Predicted at 20 to 30 Years
  • Metal Roofing – Average 50 to 70 Years
  • Slate Tiles – Up to 100 Years

Signs You Might Need Your Roof Replaced

People don’t often think about their roof until there’s an issue, which is counterproductive to maintaining your roof’s longevity. Waiting until something breaks, cracks or leaks can be detrimental to your home and can require a roof replacement much sooner than expected.

It’s important to maintain your roof throughout its lifespan with regular inspections, keep it clean from debris, clear out the gutters, and make minor repairs when necessary. A periodic roof inspection every few months might catch small problems before they become serious issues, requiring more extensive (and expensive) repairs.

1. You Notice Curling, Bending, Cracked or Missing Shingles

It is a good idea to get your shingle repaired at the first signs of damage, no matter how minor it may seem. Even if one shingle is damaged on your roof, it can comprise the entire system by allowing water to seep in and under the shingles. These leaks can be detrimental to the entire roof and your home.

2. Flashing Around Valleys, Chimneys, Windows, etc. Appears Damaged

Flashing is often one of the first things to go on the roof, which is critical because flashing is what keeps water from leaking into all the areas on your roof that meet a wall, pipe, ridge, or other roofing elements. If the flashing is cracked or damaged, it leaves your home highly susceptible to leaks.

3.  You Find Water Stains on Your Ceilings or Attic Floor

Water stains on your ceilings or attic floor are a sure sign that there is an issue with your roof. One thing to note is a water stain doesn’t always mean a leak, but it can indicate an issue with moisture in the attic, which can be related to a poorly insulated roof.

4.  There are Signs of Sagging on the Roof

A sagging roof means there’s been standing water in an area for a long time, and that sag can lead to huge damage or even a roof collapse. Contact a professional right away to inspect the roof for safety and determine the next steps.

5.  Moss, Mold, or Algae Grow on Your Shingles

Moss growth on the roof is one of the most common signs that your roof requires attention. These are all clear indicators that moisture is accumulating in an area on your home where it shouldn’t be, usually because there’s a leak somewhere you’re unaware of.

6.  Making the Best Decision for Your Home

If you notice any of the above issues as you do the visual inspection of your roof, it’s time to call the pros. A professional roofer can do a thorough inspection of your roof from top to bottom and pinpoint any issues that require repair. If there are too many repairs, they will recommend a full roof replacement.

When there are signs of trouble with your roof, it may be time to talk to a professional roofing contractor. Look for someone with plenty of experience and a company that has great reviews on Google and with third party endorser,  such as Angie’s List or The Better Business Bureau.


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.

People You Know and Brand Names You Trust

Our award-winning staff and professionally trained installers will get the project done on time and on budget. We partner with brands you trust like GAF, Owens Corning, CertainTeed, Pella, Andersen, TimberTech, Englert Gutters, and Azek which means extensive customer choice backed by the best warranties in the industry.

Call Today for Free Estimates! (732) 446-6341 or click here!

It may be time to reach out to a roofing contractor to replace your roof

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof? Some Factors to Consider from Roofing Experts

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.

Shopping for a New Roof in Central NJ? Click here!

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

Picking a Great Roofing Contractor | A-Top Roofing and Construction

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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