Like everything else in your home, your roof will inevitably need repairs at some point. But sitting so high above your front door, the signs that it’s time for a repair aren’t always obvious. And while you should always have an expert provide a roof inspection (since they can do so safely), there are things you can look for from the ground.
Signs You Need to Repair Your Roof
After a storm and at the start of each season, you should circle your home and look up at your roof for the following problems:
One of the most significant signs that it’s time to have your roof repaired, and maybe even completely replaced, is when it starts sagging. Most often, this is because the roof has poor ventilation and trapped moisture inside its building materials.
2. Missing or warped shingles.
While most people think shingles are primarily cosmetic, they’re an important part of your roof’s structure. Whether due to normal wear and tear, storms, or animals, damaged or missing shingles leave your roof more vulnerable to damage in the future.
3. Water stains on your ceiling.
Ceiling stains are often a sign of water damage on or within your roof. Sometimes they’re caused by water seeping through damaged shingles or due to moisture build-up within your roof system.
4. Mold and mildew growth.
Where there is pooling water, there will soon be mold and mildew. And while it may be difficult to see, mold growth usually gives off a musty odor.
5. Damaged gutters.
Gutters are often thought of as a quick add-on to your home, but they’re an important part of your roofing system. Gutters have a responsible job — draining water away from your home’s roof and foundation. If your gutters are damaged, water will begin pooling on your roof and can cause serious damage.
Are you in need of a new roof? Honest Abe Roofing offers superior residential roofing services including maintenance, installation, and repairs. We want to protect your home with a reliable, high-quality, and affordable roofing system.