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6 Common Signs You Need a New Roof on Your Home

Timing is crucial with a roof replacement. You don’t want to get one too early if your current system still has a few years left. On the other hand, you shouldn’t wait until your roof has completely deteriorated before getting a new one. You’ll need to get the timing right, and you can do that by taking a closer look at your roof’s overall condition. Window World of Boston, a premier window and roofing service company, suggests you start planning a roof replacement once you spot these warning signs:

1. Old Age

A roof can be old and still look good from the ground. That’s why it’s important to know its age. Most asphalt shingle roofing has a life expectancy of around 20 years, or longer if proper installation and maintenance are observed. You’ll need a replacement soon if your system has already reached its 15th year. Around this time, you may start noticing that repairs seem to be required more often.

2. Curled Shingles

When asphalt shingles are still in relatively good shape, they appear flat and seamless with the roof. That’s not the case once they’ve started to curl. Shingle curling occurs in two ways: either the edges of the material have turned up (called cupping) or the edges stay flat but the middle has bulged (referred to as clawing). Curled shingles usually indicate that the roof is nearing the end of its life. You might want to consult a roof and siding replacement expert like Window World of Boston about the next step.

3. Shingle Granule Loss

Asphalt shingles are topped with protective mineral granules to help them resist inclement weather. But when the roof is old, the shingles will start drying out and shedding these granules. Check your gutters and you’ll see them collecting inside. Shingle granule loss can also occur if the roof has sustained extensive impact damage, either from hail or wind-blown debris. You’ll know because the shingles appear “bald”, with their substrate already exposed to the harsh elements. 

4. Roof Leaks

Water infiltration in roofing is nothing new to Boston homeowners. And while roof leaks can be damaging when overlooked, they’re usually easy enough to deal with. The problem occurs when leaks begin popping up in multiple areas of your home whenever it rains. Contact your local roof and siding replacement contractor when you see:

  • Large water stains and streaks on interior walls and ceilings.
  • Mold and mildew growth inside the attic.
  • The beginnings of rot in the trusses and decking, which make up the roof structure.
  • Holes in the roof big enough to let sunlight in.

5. Missing Shingles

During a storm, high winds can get under your roof shingles and lift them, breaking the watertight seal. Because they’re no longer firmly attached to the system, the shingles become more susceptible to blow-offs. This won’t be an issue if only a handful of shingles are missing. But when the affected area is large, an entirely new roof may be the better option. 

6. Sagging Roof

Waiting until your roof has started to sag before getting a replacement is risky. At this point, the roof structure has already been severely compromised. Given the safety risks involved, you should promptly call a trusted roofing service company like Window World of Boston for the necessary replacement. 

An Excellent Reason to Choose Window World of Boston

Boston is not exactly lacking in roofers, but many homeowners in this city and beyond still choose Window World of Boston, and with good reason. While we specialize in window replacement, we can also take care of your roof installation needs. In fact, we have earned certification with one of North America’s largest roofing manufacturers, Owens Corning.

You’ll find that working with an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor is beneficial. For starters, you get access to some of the highest quality asphalt shingle roofing available today. These systems are designed for exceptional weather protection and long-lasting performance, helping keep your home safe and protected, no matter the season. 

They also come in a wide selection of colors, textures and thicknesses, allowing for many design possibilities. Ask us about our Owens Corning Berkshire®, Oakridge® and TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Shingles, and our team will help you decide which option will be a perfect match for your home’s style and exterior palette. What’s more, our options are backed by solid warranty coverage, adding an extra layer of protection to your investment. Window World of Boston may be one of the top window and siding manufacturers in the region, but we specialize in delivering unmatched roofing service too!

More Reasons to Work With Us

Window World of Boston checks all the boxes for a premier roofing specialist. We are:

  • Fully qualified. Window World of Boston ensures your protection as a licensed, bonded and insured renovation company. You know you’re always covered when you choose us for your roof replacement needs. 
  • Experienced. Window World of Boston guarantees that every Owens Corning roof installation we take on will be completed to stringent quality specifications. No shortcuts, callbacks or mistakes — just exceptional workmanship backed by decades of industry experience.
  • Highly rated. We can talk about how good we are at our job, but we’ll let our satisfied customers speak for themselves! Window World of Boston has always aimed for complete satisfaction through excellent workmanship and customer-first service — something that’s reflected in the reviews we continue to earn and the A+ rating we maintain with the Better Business Bureau.

Get in Touch With Us Today

Window World of Boston is your go-to company for the highest quality exterior renovation services. We are window and siding manufacturers and installers, but you can also count on us to handle your residential roofing needs as well. By combining top-tier products and superior workmanship, we’ll make sure your roof replacement goes off without a hitch. Call us today at (781) 262-3925 (Woburn, MA), (781) 343-7129 (Pembroke, MA), or (508) 845-6676 (Shrewsbury, MA). You may also fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation. We look forward to working with you!

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