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When Should You Replace Your Roof?

Your roof should last 20 to 25 years but due to weather and unforeseen circumstances, roof replacements may be needed and having a roofing company you can count on is essential.

When Should You Replace Your Roof

Here are some indications you need a roof replacement:

Damaged Shingles

Curling, buckling, or cracked shingles should be replaced and may signify more serious damage to your roof. Shingles should sit tight on the roof surface. But don’t only look at what’s on top. Check your gutters and downspouts; they may not only hold rainwater and dirt, but also shingle granules. If so, your shingles may be breaking apart and reaching the end of their life. Also replace missing shingles as soon as possible.

Sagging Roof

Whether you see sagging sections of roof, rotting boards, or trapped moisture at low points, a drooping roof most likely needs to be replaced. Valleys are important areas where water flows down the roof into the gutters, but if shingles are falling apart, missing, or damaged here, the roof is more susceptible to leaking when it rains or snows. Protect your roof and home with immediate replacement.

Degraded Flashing

Once flashing around the chimney, skylights, or vents is compromised, you lose a watertight seal. Look for cracks or breaks in the seams around these areas. Cement and tar flashing breaks down over time. To fix the problem, install a metal flashing system that provides a long-term watertight solution.

Moss Is Taking Over

Moss on the roof can indicate a moisture problem. If you see moss, or even mold and fungi, on shaded areas of the roof, have a roofing professional look for the underlying issue. Addressing moisture damage may require a roof replacement, as covering up moisture damage won’t make the problem disappear.

Roof Boards Are Soft

When walking on your roof, feel the surface below you. The sense you are bouncing or walking on a trampoline means the underlying materials have weakened. Moisture damage is a likely culprit. An immediate replacement is critical to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences.

Check for Problems in Your Attic

Sometimes you can see evidence of roof problems in your attic. Aside from checking for leaks or drafts, look up to see if daylight comes through the roof boards. If so, it means some parts have been compromised. Moisture in the insulation is also indicative of a problem.

Your Gutters are Old and/or Damaged

Roof and gutter work are often done simultaneously. If your roof hasn’t been serviced in a while, it’s a good idea for a contractor to replace gutters too. They can remove the old guttering, perform roof installation and put in the new gutter system.

Roofers Near You Recommend Roof Replacement

Window World of Boston employs experienced roofers and, thanks to a partnership with Owens-Corning®, can install a well-built, waterproof, and protected roof. You can therefore find roofers to ensure your home remains protected, safe, and energy efficient all summer and throughout the year. If roof damaged is suspected, contact us in Woburn, Pembroke, or Shrewsbury to assess the situation and provide a Total Protection Roofing System®.

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