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Potential Signs You Need a Roof Replacement

As your home deteriorates, you may wonder how long you can avoid the cost and hassle of a roof replacement—and at what time a roof replacement is necessary. It can be overwhelming to think about the many factors involved in a roof replacement, including a high-pressure sales process that leaves you feeling frustrated and confused.

We understand that purchasing a new roof is one of the most important decisions you will make for your home, and we believe you should feel confident and secure in the roofing contractor you choose. American Home Contractors takes the stress out of a roof replacement by offering quality, reputable, dependable, and professional roofing contractors to determine when the time is right to replace your roof.

If you find it difficult to determine when you should replace your roof—you’re not alone. Here are five of the most common signs you need a roof replacement:

1. Decaying or Broken Shingles

When you look at your roof, do you notice shingles that are curling, cracked, broken, or completely missing? This issue may be one of the most visible signs that you need a roof replacement.

If it is difficult to tell if you have broken shingles, take a look at your gutters. Shingle granules and other debris from your roof accumulate in your gutters over time and are a definite sign that you need a roof replacement.

2. Dark Streaks or Mold

Are there dark streaks or mold on the walls and ceilings inside your home? Water damage from a leaky roof can cause these pesky streaks and mildew to appear in your home and are a clear sign your home needs a roof replacement.

If you notice dark streaks or mold inside your home, and especially if you notice current water leaks, contact a roofing contractor as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the interior of your home. Your roofing contractor can help you to identify the problem if you are unsure which part of your roof is causing water damage.

3. Sunlight in the Attic

You should only be able to enjoy sunshine through your windows—not the roof of your attic. If you currently see sunlight creeping through your roof, that means water can creep through your roof, too.

Many small leaks are repairable, but most large leaks require a roof replacement. Visit your attic to evaluate the state of your roof. Our roofing contractors can determine if your leaky roof is problematic enough to require a roof replacement.

4. Dark Stains on Shingles

Dark stains on your roof are usually due to moss or algae growth and are not always a cause for immediate concern. However, most homeowners find dark stains on their shingles unattractive. You may consider a roof replacement to add beautiful curb appeal to your home.

Our roofing contractors will help you find shingles that are attractive, long-lasting, and resistant to the growth of future moss and algae.

5. Your Roof Is 20+ Years Old

If your roof is over 20 years old, it is time to evaluate the need for a roof replacement. Even though some roofs may last longer than 20 years, it is not worth waiting for a problem to arise to consider a roof replacement.

Mold growth, peeling paint, and interior home damage are all dangerous to your family or are costly to repair. After your roof reaches the 20-year mark, schedule a roof repair consultation and inspection to ensure the integrity of your roof for years to come.

Why You Should Work with American Home Contractors for Your Roof Replacement

If one or more of these warning signs apply to your New Jersey home, don’t worry—our team is ready to help.

Replacing your roof doesn’t have to be stressful. Our team at American Home Contractors is here to guide you from the moment you determine you need a roof replacement to the moment you begin to enjoy your beautiful new roof.

At American Home Contractors, our Master Elite Certified roofing contractors are:

  • Fully licensed to perform roofing work
  • Adequately insured for your protection
  • Reputable for providing reliable roofing services throughout the community
  • Committed to ongoing professional training to ensure superb roofing installation

As your roof replacement contractor, we are committed to providing you with a roof that will make you and your family proud. Visit our photo gallery to dream about what your roof can look like after a roof replacement with American Home Contractors!