Things get old! That might seem like an obvious statement but we have a habit of forgetting that when it comes to internal household items like appliances & plumbing fixture and external items like roofing & siding – we forget until they break!

With a roof there are a couple of telltale signs that your roof might be coming to the end of its useful life before it fails completely.

Telltale signs your roof might be failing

First – is the general appearance. Has the color faded? Are there streaks of dark color? Or maybe there are obvious signs of mold or algae growth. All these point to your roof being on the downward edge of its life.

Second – you’re seeing more loose shingles or shingles being blown off even during relatively mild storms. Shingles become brittle and more fragile over time and if one or two are blowing off on a regular basis it likely means that your roof is beyond repair.

Mr. & Mrs. J. of Morristown contacted George J Keller & Sons after finding shingles that had blown off during a spring storm. We helped them through the insurance process and after their claim was settled they decided to use the opportunity to do a complete and full replacement.

The client chose GAF’s Timberline HDZ shingle as their replacement.

These High Definition architectural shingles offer many benefits to homeowners including:

  • A limited Lifetime Warranty
  • StainGuard® Algae protection
  • A limited Wind Warranty with no maximum speed limit

The client chose Charcoal as the color of the replacement shingles as it would provide a nice contrast against the existing light colored siding.

Charcoal HDZ Shingle


The final results are quite subtle, especially in bright sunshine but in person you can really see the difference between the washed-out look of the old shingles and the dark, but bright color of the new high definition shingles.

Before & After – notice the washed-out look and the unsightly streaks before and the crisp, dark color afterwards


When you have concerns about your roof we hope you’l remember your local experts at George J Keller & Sons. If you’re interested in getting a no-obligation quote to transform your house please give us a call today at 973-927-0963 or use our online booking application. We look forward to working with you!