How to Know If Your Home Needs a New Roof

Did your home recently wage war against a brutal storm with high winds? New Jersey has its fair share of crazy weather, and home recovery can often be long and tedious. If you’re wondering whether your home needs a new roof, consider these few telltale signs from Sussex, NJ general contractor, Tom Madsen LLC.

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1. Missing shingles

As a roof ages or suffers storm damage, you may notice missing shingles. If that’s the case, we recommend that you call a roofer who can come take a look and help you determine whether the shingles can be replaced or a new roof installation is necessary.

2. Leaks

Have you noticed water damage on your ceiling or puddles in your attic? Don’t hesitate to call a home improvement professional so you can find out where the water damage is originating. If it’s your roof, you don’t want to delay hiring a roofer to get necessary repairs. Water damage can wreak havoc on your home, so you want to deal with it as soon as possible.

3. Roof granules in your gutters

Take a look at your gutters and downspouts. Do you see sediment—tiny granules—that look like they came off your shingles? If you notice a fair amount of granules in your gutters and downspouts, your roof may need to be replaced because this is one sign of an aging or damaged roof.

Don’t cross your fingers and hope your roofing problems will go away. Contact us at Tom Madsen LLC to schedule a free consultation and estimate with one of our roofers. That way, you can know what the problem is and what it’s going to take to fix it. From there, you can decide how to proceed with your Sussex, Vernon, or Franklin home. To schedule a roofing consultation, call Tom Madsen LLC today at (973) 875-9716.

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