How often should you have your roof inspected?

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While your roof may look fine, the actual condition can only be determined by a roofing professional. Roof repairs, along with a full replacement of the roof, can break many budgets but routine roof inspections can help you prevent costly roof repairs in the future.

Top 10 Signs That You Need a Roof Replacement

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A good roof is what stands between the interior of your home and exterior forces like rain, snow, hail, ice and even fallen branches. When it is in good shape, your roof will protect the rest of your home. When it starts to age or gets damaged, it can leave the rest of your house susceptible to water, mold, rot, and even higher utility bills. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your roof?

Repair or Replace your Roof?

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Having a functional, fully protective roof is important to the overall maintenance of your house and repairing or replacing it may be one of the largest home improvement decisions you may ever have to make. Tearing down the whole roof for minor repairs is overkill but simply patching or covering up the problem could cause damage to run deeper. It is important to understand all the factors.

How do I know if my roof has storm damage?

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New England storms can wreak havoc on your roof. Wind, hail, excessive rain or snow, and debris can cause damage and it is important to assess how critical the problem is as soon as possible. Safety may be a real concern especially if a tree, pole, or power line crashed onto your home. Unless you have experience with rooftop maintenance, you should not get onto your roof to inspect it. Shingles can crack or your roof may be slippery causing a real falling hazard. Please contact your local roof inspector and stay safe.

How long does an asphalt shingle roof last?

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Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material since the early 1900’s. They are less costly and can last as long if not longer than wood, wood shakes, tile, metal, or slate. So what type of asphalt shingles are available and what makes them work so well?

Should you add new shingles over your existing roof?

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Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. It takes the brunt of all weather conditions and keeps you dry and safe. If your roof is not maintained properly or has aged past its time, a replacement may be in order. Some homeowners opt to add another layer of shingles over the existing roof in hope of saving tear-off costs. But will this really save money in the long run?

What’s the best time of year to replace your roof?

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Your roof is your home’s greatest protector and it is important to ensure it is doing its job as well as possible. Even with maintenance and keeping up with repairs, eventually you will need to look into a replacement roof. If your roof is over 20 years old, you have been experiencing leaks, higher energy bills, or other issues it is probably time to consider a replacement.

Is Your Roof Properly Ventilated?

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The roof is the most important protector of your home. Excess heat and moisture can wreak havoc in your home. Having proper ventilation in your attic can not only mitigate those dangers and reduce utility bills, but can also lengthen the life of your roof.