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Signs That Roof Replacement Is Near

Without fail, a roof will inevitably reach the end of its life over a period of time. Thus, homeowners may be faced with the unexpected cost of roof replacement.  Often, delaying the replacement due to the cost could lead to more significant concerns. However, with routine maintenance from your trusted roofing contractor in Chelmsford, MA, Adam V. Roofing, you can rest assured that the days of surprises are far behind.

In this article, we’re taking a look at the most common signs that roof replacement may be in the near future.


Age matters

While the popular vote says age doesn’t matter – we disagree when it concerns roofing.  A typical roof lasts between 20 to 25 years depending on what material it is made out of. Determining how old your roof is will help you determine if roof repair is upon you.


Curls are for hair, not roofs

Shingles that curl, buckle, or crack are a sign that you may need a new roof. Curling shingles or shingles that are losing granules are a sign that the life expectancy has passed. Furthermore, missing shingles or shingles that are decaying, can also pose a problem.


Likewise, granules are for sugar

Another common element to be on watch for is granules.  If you’re finding shingle granules in your gutters, it’s a good sign your roof is towards the end of its life cycle. Roofs lose more granules towards the end of their life cycle. If there’s an inconsistent or darker color on some parts of your roof, it is another sign that granules are wearing away.


Valley integrity is a must

Roof valleys are an important area of your roofing system.  Why? Well, since rain and snow flow through valleys to gutters, if your shingles are falling apart or missing, it’s a sign you need a new roof. If the valley is compromised, your home may be susceptible to leaks.


Flashing check

If flashing is present on your roof and it consists of cement or tar, it may need to be replaced with something more long-term. Metal flashing lasts longer and is more watertight. Flashing that’s damaged, or was improperly installed, may also need replacing.



True fact, rot is more common in wooden shingles, but can also occur in asphalt if the shingle absorbs excessive moisture over time. Rotten shingles are more often seen in areas with a good deal of humidity or rainfall.



If you’re in need of roof replacement, stop searching for a roofing contractor in Chelmsford, MA, and call Adam Vaillancourt Roofing.  For nearly two decades our family has provided the highest quality services to Massachusetts and New Hampshire customers.  Contact our team today and have peace of mind that your home is in the very best hands.  (866) 636-0006.