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Roof Replacement Timing

Your roof is one of the most important components of your home. Not only does it protect your family, appliances, furniture and other personal belongings, but it also protects the other structural parts of your home. With so many vital jobs to do, it is important for a homeowner to recognize the signs of when to talk with a professional Toms River roofing contractors company. Working as a team, you and the roofers can make sure your roof is replaced at the appropriate time and that your home and family are safely protected.

Some of the most dramatic roof changes are the easiest to spot. They also mean that roof replacement action is required immediately. A sagging roof is an alarm that an old roof may already be causing structural damage to your home. A call to the roofer should not be delayed when a homeowner observes a dip in the roof surface.

Another change to your home that should drive you to call the roofer is if you can see sunlight through the roof when you are in the attic. Because most homeowners are not frequently in the attic, they may not be aware that there is a crack or separation. Each time you are in the attic, look around for sunlight coming through cracks and watermarks on the ceiling or walls.

If the shape and size of the watermarks change over time, snowmelt and rain are probably coming in.

When the homeowner observes more subtle signs, the call to the roofer is not as urgent, but a roof replacement in the near future should be scheduled. One of the easiest signals to spot from outside your home is roof shingle curling. A shingle may curl up on the ends or down in the middle, giving the appearance of a bump. Any time shingles do not want to stay flat against the roof, they are giving an indication that they are weathering. Granules from the shingles accumulating in the gutter are also an indication that the shingles are beginning to fall apart. Older shingles are built to last 20 to 30 years. If your roof is in that age range and you are observing some of these wrinkles, it is time to consult with a roofer.

Extend the life of your home and the protection that it offers your family and other valuable by recognizing when to replace the roof. Look to the roof and shingles to start giving signs that attention is due immediately or soon. The roofing experts at Fortified Roofing of Toms River NJ can answer your questions about roof repairs or skylights.

Roofing term provided by Fortified Roofing, Toms River NJ:

Roof shingle curling

Curling refers to one of two things. The first is when a roof shingle lifts up on the corners or edges. The second is when an interior part of the shingle lifts up and no longer lays flat against the sub-roof. Both are signs of weathering or age.

Toms River FAQ about roofing:

Does damage to one part of the roof always require the whole roof to be replaced?

A portion of a roof can be repaired or replaced. Probably the most important factor is the age of the roof. It is often difficult to match new shingles with old when only a section of roof is replaced. In addition, the cost per square foot is generally lower when the whole roof is done at one time.

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