Does Your Shingle Roof Needs to be Replaced or Repaired ?

Wondering if your shingle roof needs servicing? Check for any of these five warning signs…

1. Curling or Clawing Shingles

Curling or clawing shingles are a sign of both an aging roof system and excessive heat. Curled or clawing shingles are highly susceptible to wind uplift and ice damage. Shingles will become rigid and can break easily and lose tab edges.

2. Missing Granules and Bare Spots

Poorly placed downspouts, lack of eavestrough, or poorly designed valley drainage on a second storey can cause a waterfall effect that washes away granules over time. Aging of a roof system or physical damage can also cause bare spots and a loss of granules. When the protective granules of a shingle are lost the shingle begins to harden from heat and sun exposure. Granule loss on a roof system will accelerate aging and shingle decay and can become an entry point for water.

3. Broken or Missing Shingles

Broken and missing singles greatly weaken a roof system’s ability to shed water and can be an entry point of water. Two common causes of damaged shingles are excessive wind and physical damage.

4. Buckling Shingles

Buckling shingles are visible waved distortions that usually run vertically up a roof slope. Buckled shingles are highly susceptible to wind and ice damage and can be torn off easily. Overall roof age and wet or poorly installed underlayment are common causes of buckling shingles.

5. Damaged Flashings

Flashings located around skylights, valleys, eaves, rakes, wall details, stacks, and chimneys are all subject to separation, lifting, and dried out caulking. The flashing details can lift and separate due to general expansion and contraction. Expansion and contraction will cause fasteners to become loose and the bottom-flashing flange to lift thus allowing water to enter.

If you notice any of the signs noted above you may need to have your roof repaired or replaced by a certified roofing contractor. A roof leak is not always apparent immediately on the inside of a home; it can damage insulation and deck sheathing causing replacement costs to grow. Call US at 1-(862)241-3516 before your problem grows.

4 Reasons for a New Roof in New Jersey Area

The need for new roofing is more obvious in some cases than others, but the decision is always important. Roof installation or replacement is a significant investment that has a big impact on the appearance, value, and function of your home.

There are many reasons to install a new roof, which is why our expert roofers will inspect your home’s roof and help you decide if roof replacement is necessary and worth the investment.

If you rent out a home, are planning on selling your home, or if your roof is more than 20 years old, Bone Dry Roofing suggests having your roof inspected to assess any damage and determine if the roof can be repaired or if it’s time for a new roof.

It’s important to replace your roof at the right time. Waiting too long to replace your roof or installing a new roof before it’s necessary could end up costing you.

Unless there are obvious signs that you might need a new roof, like water coming into your home, you may be unsure whether roof replacement is the answer. Besides having a leaky roof, there are other reasons why it might be smart to consider roof replacement.

Here are four reasons to have new roofing installed on your house:

  • Repairing storm damage: Storms can damage roofing in several ways. High winds sometimes blow roof shingles off the roof, creating obvious empty areas that need to be re-roofed. Indirect damage is also common: Wind causes tree branches or entire trees to come down on the roof, often damaging the roof structure as well as roof shingles. Rather than make spot repairs following storm damage, it’s often smarter to replace the roof.
  • Increasing home value: Even if your asphalt shingle roof isn’t worn or damaged, it can make sense to replace your roofing to increase curb appeal and real estate value. Some homeowners decide to install new roofing as part of their preparation for selling a house. When combined with new exterior siding or an exterior paint job, new roofing can really make an older home look brand new. Apart from its aesthetic impact, a new roof offers a great deal of financial security to a prospective home buyer. The new owner won’t have to worry about roof replacement or common roofing problems for a long time.
  • Replacing a worn roof: Asphalt roof shingles typically last anywhere from 15 to 25 years. Unfortunately, factors such as storm damage, low slope, ice damming, and mold or moss growth can significantly shorten the life of an asphalt roof. If your roof has any of the characteristics described in the “signs of damaged roofing” sidebar, it’s a good idea to replace the roof. Otherwise, you risk even more severe problems like rotted roof framing and leaks that can damage the house and its contents.
  • Completing a major remodel: Are you planning to build an addition? How about adding some dormers or skylights? These major remodeling projects involve changes to your roofline and the installation of new roofing. Rather than have an unattractive mix of new and old roofing, many homeowners elect to have a total re-roof done as part of the project.

Trust the experts to install your roofing system

You can expect your roof to last somewhere around 20 years, but over time, your roof takes a significant beating. We understand that replacing your roof is a big investment, which is why our experienced roofing professionals will provide you with a high-quality roofing system that will give you peace of mind. From the inspection to the roofing installation, to the cleanup, you’ve come to the right place for roofing services that you can trust.

Give us a call at 1-(862)241-3516 or fill out our online form for a roof replacement quote today! We proudly serve all New Jersey Areas!