Your roof is a complicated piece of engineering that serves a number of essential functions for your home. It provides your home with curb appeal & resale value, insulation, and most importantly, protection from the elements & pests. Because it serves as your home’s first line of defense, it often bears the brunt of the damage, which means it is often in need of repairs or other maintenance. Considering how important your roof is to the health of your home, it is essential to be informed about proper maintenance, and know when its time to call a professional! If you’re interested in finding answers to a few of your roofing questions, keep reading below!
Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?
One of the most common roofing questions we come across is whether a homeowner should repair or replace their roof. This is a complicated question that doesn’t have a definitive answer, as it’s large dependent on the condition of your roof as a whole.
Generally, when a homeowner is considering repairs or a replacement, it means that there has been a significant damage to at least one portion of the roof. If damage is localized, such as if a tree branch fell and damaged a section of shingles, you can likely get away with repairing the roof. However, if the failure is occurring slowly across your roof, with various shingles breaking or falling off of your roof, it is likely a sign that the roof is aging out and will need to be replaced!
How Can I Improve My Roof’s Lifespan?
Another question that many homeowners have is what they can do to improve the longevity of their roof. Since it is constantly bearing the brunt of the weather, it is inevitable that damage will occur to your roof. The way you respond to that damage both preemptively and after it has occurred is what will determine your roof’s longevity.
One of the best things you can do to improve your roof’s lifespan is have it regularly inspected, on at least an annual basis. Having your roof regularly inspected will help you find damage before it occurs, or before it causes more significant damage to the system, such as spotting a roof leak in its early stages. If you’re interested in improving your roof’s lifespan, an inspection is invaluable.
Why Are My Shingles Losing Granules?
Lastly, many homeowners find granules in their gutter system, or even around the foundation of their home, and wonder why their shingles are losing granules.
Unfortunately, the answer is generally just that your roof is getting older. Granules begin to fall off as a roof becomes weathered, and there is no way to avoid it.
However, granules could also be lost from tree branches scraping the shingles, so be sure to examine the area around your roof to determine that there are no secondary causes!
Contact Us Today
If you’re ready to replace your New Jersey home’s roof, our team at Amiano & Son Construction is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (609) 268-5923 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!