How to Know You Need a Roof Upgrade

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Unless you have access to your roof, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what’s going on up there. Even so, there are some things you can see that might indicate it’s time for an update, whether it’s leaks in the attic or discolored shingles. If you’re not sure about your roof’s condition, continue reading to learn about what you should look for, so you’ll know when it’s time to call a roofing contractor.

Structural Damage

Most average roofs can last between 20 and 30 years before they really start deteriorating, but severe weather and improper installation can accelerate that process. High winds can cause cracked and loose shingles and flashing damage, which may lead to leaks, and sun exposure can weather the resilience of your shingles overtime. And while a missing shingle or two is okay, large amounts should be cause for concern. Things like curled shingles, excess granules in the gutter, and a sagging roof can also mean it’s time for an upgrade.

You should also keep an eye out for ponding water. If you have any flat areas on your roof where water continuously collects – whether it’s from an HVAC system or heavy precipitation – you’ll want to get that checked out by a professional before it causes more serious issues. And of course, if your home has leaks, water damage, or other visible signs of distress in the attic or ceiling, a roof repair is most likely in order.

Cosmetic Issues

While your roof might be in good condition, it might not look the way you want it to. Many homeowners update their roof to get rid of moss and algae build-up, replace faded shingles, and boost their home’s curbside appeal.

Whether you want to give your house a facelift, need to correct structural issues, or have to replace your entire roof, Bellari can help. With three generations of roofing expertise and top brands in our inventory, we can help give you the roof update you need throughout Northern and Central New Jersey. Contact us today at [company-phone id=1].