Warning Signs of Roof Damage

Warning Signs of Roof Damage

How often do you check on your roof? You probably do it less frequently than you should. It’s easy to assume that everything outside is all fine and good until you discover interior damage, and by then it’s too late. Don’t worry—there are a few questions you can ask yourself to make sure you catch any damage to your roof before it turns a simple project into a major rescue operation. Do You Have All Your Shingles? This problem can be easy to miss, especially if you’ve lost a few shingles from hard-to-spot areas. This is also a problem that usually looks worse than it is. You might have noticed one or two missing shingles somewhere in the middle of your roof and decided that you would need a full roof repair to fix things. Generally speaking, most homes won’t require a total replacement; all you need to do is repair the areas you’re missing shingles from. Replacing them is a small project, and it saves the stress and expense of hiring a team to do more than what is required. There are a few ways that shingles can become loose and fall off. The most common is storm damage—a heavy wind mixed with rain or sleet pounding down on your roof can quickly create problems. If there are a few improperly installed shingles, they’ll be quick to disappear. Have You Inspected Your Flashing? It’s also common to overlook your flashing. Depending on the structure of your roof, it can be even more difficult to notice problems with your flashing than with your shingles. If your house has a...