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7 Signs You Need a New Roof

If you have lived in your home for more than 20 years, chances are your roof has seen better days. Older homes that have not had their roofs replaced can become a burden.  Leaks and water damage can occur and will reduce the overall value of your home.  Today we are going to learn about 7 different signs that might tell you that you need a new roof.

7 Signs You Need a New Roof

  1. Missing Shingles:

    If you look at your home’s roof and you notice there are quite a few shingles missing you might need a new roof. When shingles start to fall off it means that your roof has become weak with age.

  2. Your roofs age:

    The age of your roof can be a great indicator that you need a new roof. If you have an asphalt roof that is more than 20 to 25 years old, it’s probably time to have it replaced.  Most roofing contractors will agree that this time span is about how long most roofs last.

  3. Your Shingles are starting to curl:

    When shingles get older they will often start to curl. This will often effect the usefulness of the roof and will prevent proper rain runoff.  If you see this happening, it’s a clear sign that you need a new roof.

  4. Roof valleys:

    When inspecting roof valleys if you notice missing shingles or torn shingles it’s a great indicator that you need a new roof. Valleys are highly important to the function of your roof and they help to funnel water and snow into your gutter system.

  5. Granules in your gutters:

    If you notice asphalt granules when cleaning out your gutters chances are you need to replace your roof. When an asphalt roof starts to age, it will often start to breakdown.  These granules in the gutter are often the first sign of the breakdown process.

  6. You can see daylight:

    During the day go up into your attic and look at your roof boards. If you see daylight threw your roof boards your roof will need to be replaced.

  7. Outdated chimney flashing:

    Does your homes chimney flashing contain roof cement or tar? If so it needs to be replaced.  A modern metal flashing will ensure that you have a water-tight seal that will keep your home high and dry.

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  • Avatar Meighan Holms ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    S&S did an incredible job on our railings! The whole process from start to finish was excellent! Julian went above and beyond with our consultation, Nancy in the office was so kind and helpful with scheduling and Joe (who installed our railings) was a super star! Joe was so meticulous and did an absolutely beautiful … read more job and was so friendly and professional. We couldn’t be happier!
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    I called this company in order to have my roof replaced on a Wednesday (the week of a major holiday), and the work was started that Friday. The work was done quickly, at a good price, and I'm happy with our results. I'll definitely be calling these guys for my next project, as they have earned my trust, and my … read more appreciation.
  • Avatar Suzanne Nowicki ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Julian was very helpful and Chris did an outstanding job installing my front door and repairing my siding. They were both responsive, punctual, and professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer S&S Remodeling to family and friends. Thank you to the team for a job well done!
  • Avatar Jennifer Lowell ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    S&S replaced a door in our daughter’s room that leads to a patio. They were extremely efficient, on time, and their communication was and is still excellent. I also felt that there were extra considerations taken during the initial consultation given this was for our baby’s room, which I really appreciated.
  • Avatar Linda L Del Piano ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Company very cooperative during difficult time as huge tree falling destroyed our roof. Work done efficiently with respect to property. Great clean-up. All very professional. Highly recommend! 5 Stars for S/S Remodeling Contractors. Linda Del Piano on Leamy Ave.
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    S&S has replaced all of our windows as well as our siding, all the work was completed quickly and look great!! They clean up after very well too. Julian is a great person to work with!!!

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