Signs that it might be time for a new roof

Avoid costly roof leak repairs in your Southbridge home by investigating whether it is time to think about installing a new roof.  Although replacing your roof isn’t the most exciting or glamorous home improvement project, your roof is a crucial part of protecting your Worcester area home, so it is important to give it some thought.  Dudley-based LJ Construction offers the following criteria to consider when thinking about whether to replace your roof.

Take a look at the condition of your existing roofing material.  If you see cracks, splitting or upturned or missing shingles, this could indicate that the roofing material is failing.  When you clean your gutters, if you notice an excessive amount of granules worn from the shingles, this could also indicate the need for a new roof.

If your attic area is accessible, take a few moments to poke around with a flashlight and examine the underside of the roof sheathing.  If you see any discoloration or wetness, these could be signs of the need for a new roof.  (If you see this localized around chimneys, skylights or other roof penetrations, you may just need some flashing repairs.  Ask your roofer for their opinion.)

Finally, how old are your existing shingles?  If they are past their initial warranty period, you might consider replacing them, especially if you found any of the above issues.

If you would like a professional opinion on whether you need a new roof for your Central Massachusetts home, contact LJ Construction today for a free inspection and estimate.