How to Determine When It Is Time to Replace a Roof in Staten Island

How to Determine When It Is Time to Replace a Roof in Staten Island

How to Determine When It Is Time to Replace a Roof in Staten Island 1000 667 Chris Q.

When it is in good condition, a roof is an important protective barrier for your home. It keeps out moisture, bugs, and animals and makes it easier to keep your home comfortably warm or cool depending on the time of year. 

Yet all roofs will age and some may experience damage after some of the more extreme weather we can see here in Staten Island. Eventually, this will make it necessary to replace your roof in order to keep the rest of your home in good condition. Knowing when the right time is to replace your roof and scheduling that repair as soon as possible is one of the best ways to prevent damage and any expensive repairs.

Signs That It is Time to Replace Your Roof

At many of the homes around Staten Island, much of the roofline is not easily visible from the ground or from within interior living spaces. This can make more minimal roof damage or aging in the earlier stages difficult to spot, requiring a more in depth roof inspection to determine the true extent of wear and tear on a roof.

However, there are some signs that might be more evident that could indicate that the time has come to schedule a roof inspection or start planning for roof replacement:

  • Age of Your Roof – Every roof has a standard age depending on the material. Asphalt shingle roofs usually last from 15 to 30 years, metal roofs can last between 50 and 80 years, and slate roofs will last over 100. If your roof is approaching the last few years of its lifespan, you should watch it more carefully for any signs of damage and start planning to install a new roof.
  • Missing Shingles – Shingles can come off in high winds or as a result of impact or animal damage. This leaves your home open to moisture problems and further issues from pests. If you notice any missing shingles, you should contact a roofing contractor in Staten Island to determine whether roof repair or replacement is necessary.
  • Warped Shingles – As shingles age, they will start curling up at the edges. This means that your roof is past the end of its life and may not be an effective barrier for your home anymore so you should start considering replacement.
  • Leaks – If you are having any moisture problems in your attic or upper floors, water could be coming in through your roof. This can require either roof repair or replacement depending on the size of the problem. If moisture problems are a recurring concern for your home, roof replacement is likely the better option. Moisture issues can also show up as mold and mildew growth or staining on walls and ceilings that indicate that water has been present.
  • Sagging Roofs – As age and exposure to the elements weaken all parts of your roof, the wooden sheathing underneath the shingles could start to sag, causing your roof to sag as well. This leads to weak spots and could cause other issues.’

Any of these problems occurring along your roofline or inside your home make it essential to schedule a consultation with Christian Construction. This is the best way to determine the next steps for your roof and get an upfront quote for roofing repair or for new roof installation in Staten Island. Contact us to get today to get started and schedule an inspection.

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  • Chris Q.

    Christian Construction is a Staten Island contractor that specializes in whole house renovations and takes on both small and large projects throughout NYC and parts of NJ. We have been in business since 1999. We offer exterior services including roofing, siding, gutter cleaning, house painting, outdoor kitchen installation, masonry, and decking. We also offer interior services including kitchen remodeling, bathroom renovations, interior house painting, flooring, window replacement, and more. We have a on-staff team of dozens of employees that each have their own specialties, and are happy to take on even the smallest of projects to support you with your residential or commercial property needs. You can contact us at 718-447-6475 at any time for a no-obligation quote.