7 Easy to Spot Signs of Roof Damage
Unfortunately, the realization that you may need to repair — or even replace — your home or business’s roof occurs after the damage has been done. But if you notice any of these 7 tell tale signs of roof damage you might catch the problem before it becomes an even worse issue.
“I Knew I Should Have Repaired My Roof Before it Got Really Bad!”
Don’t get caught with sudden, costly repairs. Keep a close eye on your roof and find out how to spot problems – including these 7 key danger signs – before they severely impact your wallet.
1. Signs of Water Damage or Leaks in Your Home’s Attic
After a strong storm or wind-driven rain, it’s important to take time to visit your home’s attic and check thoroughly for signs of leaking. If you do observe signs of leaks, this could indicate damaged shingles, inadequate underlayment or deteriorated flashing.
2. Your Home’s Interior or Exterior Paint is Blistering and Peeling
Moisture trapped in the house due to poor ventilation can cause exterior paint to peel and blister. Functioning ventilation is one of the most important aspects of a healthy roof, and thus a healthy home.
3. Stains on Interior Ceilings and Walls Resulting in Mold or Mildew Growth.
Stains — or worse — mold, can be caused by leaks from outside the house or moisture trapped inside. If there’s signs of this beginning to occur, schedule an appointment with a roofing company to perform a free evaluation to resolve the underlying issue.
4. Exterior Decay in Sheathing and/or Siding
Excess moisture can also contribute to decay. Over time, moisture will weaken roofing components and cause larger problems if not addressed in a timely manner. .
Do These Look Familiar? Might be Time to Take the Next Step
We’re hoping you don’t see any of these indicators of roof damage on your home, but if you do it is important to tackle the issue of roof repairs before it becomes more severe. If you want more info fill out the form here to set up a free no obligation consultation and professional estimate today.
5. Missing, Cracked, or Curled Shingles
Dry, cracked, or easily broken shingles have reached the end of their useful life, and it’s time to invest in a new roof.
6. Dark, “Dirty-Looking” Areas on Your Roof
Vegetation, fungus, mold, or algae growth can cause dark stains on your shingles. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need a new roof, but if you do choose to replace your shingles, ask for StainGuard® protection — available on many GAF Shingles, including Timberline® ArmorShield™ II Shingles. Browse our roofing services. .
7. Excessive Energy Costs
Inadequate ventilation can possibly drive up your household cooling costs by trapping hot air in the attic. Attic moisture can also drip into your insulation, reducing its effectiveness.