If You Think it’s Time for a New Roof, it’s Time for a New Roof!

If you’re starting to think you might need a new roof installed, there are a few things you can
run through to determine if it’s time to have your roof serviced.

The first place you can start is in your very own home—meaning you don’t even have to go
outside. This place is the attic if it’s accessible in your home. If you see any light coming through
or stains and streaks, it’s a likely sign that you have leaks coming from your roof.

Next, figuring out the age of your roof shingles will help determine if it’s time to replace them.
Asphalt shingle/composition roofs last about 20 years but can last longer depending on the
material of your shingles. The life span of your roof can also vary due to climate and weather

Lifted, cracked, curled, or completely missing shingles can lead to a leaky roof over your head.
These problem shingles leave vulnerable parts of your roof exposed to the elements,
contributing to leaks.

Living in Indiana, your roof’s worst enemy will likely be wind, snow, hail, and storms of those
variations. Factoring in an aged roof, there will be problems down the line if not properly
inspected and serviced.

Have a thorough look at your roof to determine if you might have any issues. If you still aren’t
sure, call a professional to inspect your home’s roof and evaluate the damage or how well your
roof is doing. It’s better to spot and do something early on so you can spend less on roof
repairs, rather than have it become costly finding out your roof needs a full roof replacement.

“They did the best job. My roof is better than it was when it was first put on. They used the best materials and really work with us throughout the whole process.”

Joshua Reckelhoff

“Lathrop repaired our chimney and gutters, fixed a significant problem on our front door and replaced our roof. I totally trust Jeff Lathrop and his people.”

Richard Davis

“A hail storm caused quite a bit of damage to the home. Lathrop Contracting replaced the roof, put new siding and gutters on.”

“They did a great job and were very good about staying on schedule. Scott Whitlock was great to communicate with throughout the process. I would highly recommend.”

Brandi Spaeth

“We needed a new roof in a short time before we put our home on the market. Lathrop got it done very timely and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommended.”

Tammy VanDeventer

“Great company to work with. Scott Whitlock was always making sure things were going smoothly. He made sure everyone stayed on schedule and a quality end product was delivered.”

Auggie Settecasi