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    Signs You Need a New Roof

    Signs You Need a New Roof

    Replacing your roof is no easy choice for homeowners, but delaying replacement can lead to higher costs if your roof starts to leak and let the elements into your home. There’s seven key signs to keep a lookout for an aging roof, and if you notice any of these at your home it’s time to call a professional.

    Cracked or Curled Shingles. Shingles can begin to crack and curl over time due to age, improper installation, poor attic ventilation, or defective materials. Remember to occasionally do a visual inspection of your roof to look for any curling or cracking.Inspect your Roof

    Stains on Interior Ceilings. New water stains or discoloration on your ceilings or walls can point towards an issue in your roof. These stains usually show up because water is getting where it shouldn’t be, which can lead to soaked insulation, mold, and algae – none of which are good for your home. 

    Shingles on the Ground. Shingles on in your yard or missing from your roof means your roof is missing key protection to your home and can lead to leaks and moisture damage. If you notice shingles on the ground be sure to take a look at your roof and locate where they came from so you can have a professional come take a look at the damage.

    Missing Granules. Heavy storms and general wear and tear can cause shingles to lose granules. A few missing granules is not cause for immediate concern, but finding large amounts in your gutters or noticing particularly bare spots might mean it’s time for a replacement.

    Dark Stains or Algae on Shingles. Algae and dark stains not only detract from your roof’s appearance but also accelerate shingle aging, reducing your roof’s lifespan. Early cleaning is essential to prevent these issues from compromising your shingles.

    Leaks in the Roof. After a heavy rain storm be sure to check your attic, chimney, skylights, and plumbing vents for water. If you discover leaks it’s crucial to address them immediately to prevent costly damage and structural issues. Early action can save money and protect your home’s foundation.

    Roof Age. Most roofs built in the early 2000’s have a 20 year life expectancy. If your roof has reached that age it’s best to have someone take a look and ensure your home is protected from any outside elements or if it’s time to replace your roof to save any sudden surprises in the future.

    If you notice any of these signs, it’s likely time to think about a roof replacement. The GAF Timberline HD Roofing System offers multiple components designed to provide optimal protection for your home at a reasonable price. As a GAF MasterElite contractor we are able to provide extra benefits most other contractors cannot offer. Every GAF Lifetime Roofing System comes with a factory registered, transferable, non-prorated, 50 year roofing warranty. This transferable deluxe warranty covers both manufacturing defects and installation.

    When the time comes to replace your roof, trust your home to an award-winning roofing contractor, like Care Free Homes. We have provided thousands of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island homeowners with quality remodeling services for over 45 years. We’ve also been an A+ rated, accredited member of the Better Business Bureau for over 30 years! Our team will gladly provide you with a relaxed, no-pressure roof quote – we even offer a 3D model of your home so you can see which roof shingle styles and color blends look best on your home. We even have affordable financing options for qualified homeowners so you can get started on your project quickly!

    Get started on your project with a FREE roof quote! Call (508) 997-1111 or contact us online!