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4 Signs That You Need a Roof Replacement

When you notice damage to your roof or suspect an issue causing a leak, you likely hope that you can get by with a repair. No one wants to think about the hassle and expense of needing a roof replacement, but ignoring the state of your home covering can cause more stress and expense over time if not addressed. Here are four signs to look for when determining if your house may need a new roof.


  1. Repairs are Constant

If it seems there’s always a leak here or a crack there needing to be addressed, your roof could be telling you that it’s throwing in the towel. Constantly dealing with repairs takes up time and money. A full replacement will relieve your worries and likely save you money in the long term.

  1. Faulty Flashing

Flashing is the material constructed of steel and aluminum surrounding the chimney, vents and any other protrusions from your roof. It plays an important role, as it prevents water from seeping into the structure. Damaged flashing can lead to water intrusion, so it should be addressed right away. In many instances, only roof tiles surrounding repaired areas need replaced, however, severe cases may require full replacement.

  1. Constant Gutter Clogging

Assess gutter blockages as soon as possible to clear away debris and to determine what’s creating the clog. It may not just be leaves and other vegetation. If your roof begins to lose shingles, granules could be peeling off and ending up in your gutters. This is often a sign of a roof well past its prime.

  1. Age Matters

While the roofing material plays a large determining factor in the lifespan of the surface, most roofs will start to show severe signs of aging by the time they’ve hit 20 to 25 years old. If your roof has reached its 20th birthday or beyond, it should be assessed.


If you notice these, or any other signs of damage or leaks to your roof, contact Novalis Roofing & Siding by calling (973) 635-1165 or completing a contact form here. You can trust our roofing experts to provide you with a timely and free roof assessment, along with excellent quality and competitive pricing.

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