Your roof is a critical component of your home, but like all things, it isn’t failsafe. If you are lucky, your roof will begin to show signs of wear and tear before a replacement is not only necessary, but too late.

Age is a factor in determining if you need a new roof. Is your roof approaching the quarter-century mark? Are you starting to see roofers around your neighborhood? A good roof will last around 25 years before needing replacement. If you know that your roof is getting up there in age, it’s a good idea to get it checked out and at least think about replacement. It’s better to get it done a little early than when there’s a steady stream of water coming in through a leak.

What kind of condition are your shingles in? Shingles can curl in two ways: cupping and clawing. Cupping occurs when the shingle begins to turn upward at the edges, while clawed shingles rise in the middle in a triangle shape. Both can be signs of imminent leaks and should be fixed sooner rather than later to minimize damage. While a crack here or there can be repaired fairly easily, more extensive damage is a sign that your roof should be replaced in the next year to five years.

Speaking of shingles, are your granules starting to show up in your gutters? Granules keep the sun from directly hitting your shingles, and when they start coming off, your roof is around halfway through its lifespan. While it is not a sign of near danger, loose granules and shingles are signs that you should start considering eventual replacement.

If you think there may be something wrong with your roof, don’t hesitate to get it checked out! If you notice any damage in your roof, contact Nor’Easter Roofing right away. It’s better to get it fixed now than repaired when it’s too late. For a free roofing estimate, contact Nor’Easter Roofing at 508-667-3278 or by filling out our online form.