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3 Signs You Need to Get Your Roof Repaired or Replaced

A roof is one of those things we take for granted unless it stops working and starts leaking. When it comes to roof repairs, it pays to tackle problems early, stopping small issues from becoming major repairs and hard-to-bear expenses.

Whether you need a small repair or full roof replacement, American Home Contractors is your expert New Jersey roofing contractor, whose skilled craftsmanship is backed by a dedication to service and value.

1. Damaged Shingles

If you go onto your roof for an inspection and see shingles that are buckling, curling, broken, missing or clawing, then it is time for roof repairs and possibly a full roof replacement, depending on how bad things are.

Curling shingles are a sign of an old roof and often heat damage. In this condition, they are susceptible to wind and ice damage.

Buckling shingles often look like waves running in a vertical pattern up the roof. Old age and possibly a wet or poorly installed underlayment is often the cause. Again, sticking up like this, shingles can be easily torn off by wind or lost in wintry conditions.

Broken and missing shingles can markedly decrease a roof system’s ability to repel water and can serve as an access point for water to enter your house and cause damage.

2. Bare Spots and Missing Granules

When a shingle’s protective granules are lost, the shingle usually starts to harden from exposure to the sun’s heat. This condition can speed up the aging of your roofing system and provide places for water to get into your house.

Downspouts put in the wrong places, not having gutters, and poorly designed valley drainage can cause excessive water flow that washes away granules over time. An aging roof and physical damage can also cause bare spots and a loss of granules.

3. Damaged Flashings

The flashings that are found around skylights, valleys, eaves, rakes, wall details, stacks, and chimneys can lift and separate due to general expansion and contraction, occurring through changing weather conditions. This can allow water to enter the house as fasteners loosen and the bottom flashing flanges rise up.

Contact American Home Contractors Today

If you have signs of needing your roof repaired, Schedule a free consultation with the experienced professionals of American Home Contractors. As New Jersey’s roofing contractor of choice, we provide service you can trust at prices that are always competitive.