Here are a few signs that will help you determine if a new roof is needed:
- Age: How old is your current shingle roof? Most standard roofs will last 20-25 years. The life of your roof will also be dependent on whether or not the previous roof was torn off and if the roof is properly ventilated.
- Curling Shingles: If your asphalt roofing shingles are curling or buckling this is a sign that your roof is at the end of it’s life expectancy
- Shingle Granules: If you spot shingle granules in your gutter this may be a sign that you will need to start thinking about having your roof replaced. Roofing shingles tend to lose more granules toward the end of their life cycle. Another way to spot worn away granules is to look for dark spots on your roof.
- Daylight Coming Through The Roof: If you notice a spongy feel or trampoline bounce when walking on the roof this can be a sign that there is water damage. Check your attic to see if there is any daylight coming through the roof boards. Also check for moisture in the insulation.
Is it time for a new roof? If you have any questions about your roofing project or a free roofing consultation call JVW Contracting at (908) 601-3733 or contact us online.