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Signs You Need a New Roof: A Guide for Suffolk County Homeowners
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We at Tom Jannace Roofing know that keeping your roof in good condition is one of the most important parts of owning a home in Suffolk County. It is your first line of defense against everything nature throws at us. So keeping it maintained is very important in order to keep it in top condition to protect your home and all of your valuables. With time, your roof will start to wear out, which means you will need a roof replacement. Let us know if you see any of these signs.

Age of the roof:

When it comes to replacing a roof, you need to consider its age. Depending on the type of roof you have and how well the roof is installed by the professional roofing contractor, roofs typically last between 20 years and 30 years. (Some roofs may last as little as 15 years, while others may last as long as 50 years) If your roof is getting close to one of these ages, consider replacing it.

Visible damage: 

Missing, cracked, or curled shingles can indicate damage to your roof, making it susceptible to leaks and water damage. In addition, dark spots or moss growth may indicate that water is seeping through your roof and damaging the underlying structure.

Sagging roof deck:

Sagging roof decks may be a sign of a structural problem that needs immediate attention. Roofing decks can sag due to water damage, excessive weight from snow or debris, or weakened support structures. It could cause major structural damage or even collapse if left unchecked. Leading to a major roof repair, with an extreme labor cost.

High energy bills: 

If your energy bills have been steadily rising, your roof may not be insulating your home properly. When you install a new professional roof using the highest quality roofing materials expect to pay less on your energy bills and make your home more comfortable.

Water leaks:

Water stains on your ceiling or walls indicate that your roof is leaking. If left alone, even the smallest of leak’s can cause major damage, including mold growth, rotting wood, and even structural damage. The moment you notice any signs of water damage, you should have your roof inspected.

Granule loss:

Each asphalt shingle has a layer of granules which provide aesthetic appeal and protect the roof shingle from UV rays. When granules collect in your gutters or are missing entirely, it’s a sign that your shingles are nearing the end of their lifespan and should be replaced.

Cracks or holes: 

You should replace your roof when it shows signs of cracks or holes. You may have storm damage or general wear and tear, and if left unattended, it will result in significant leaks and damage.

Roof rot: 

In areas of your roof that are exposed to moisture, rotted roof decking can occur. You should have your roof inspected by a professional if you notice any soft or spongy spots.

A good roof is essential for protecting your home and family. Please contact us if any signs of wear and tear appear. By staying proactive and taking care of problems early on, you’ll avoid high roofing costs down the road. We hope to hear from you soon