Signs of Roof Damage

Written by Posted On Thursday, 04 April 2019 11:39
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Many of us are unable to recognize the early signs of roof damage. When repairs aren't done early, it leads to more costly repairs, or the possibility of needing to replace your roofing. Because damages can grow in severity rather quickly, it's important to routinely inspect your roof for any warning signs. In this article, we will discuss some common damages that you should take into account to repair your roof.

Signs of Roof Damage - What to Look for

Curled/Cracked Shingles

When the shingles are cracked, curled, or absent, then you should understand that it is time to replace your shingles. When most shingles are affected, you can consider a replacement.

Dark, Wet, and Dirty Shingles

If your shingles are trapping moisture, then they are not functioning fine. The wetness is the indication that it is the time for the replacement.

Shingle Granules are in Gutters

Asphalt or composite shingles start to shed their granules when they are in poor condition.  These damaged granules are often found in gutters. These granules will look like black and coarse sand.

Damages Around Roof Objects

When you find wear and tear around your roof, this is the sign that your roof needs replacement. Damages in vents, pipes, skylights, and chimneys will cause roof deterioration and will affect its longevity.

Peeling or Blistering Exterior Paint

With poor attic ventilation, increased humidity or moisture can develop near the roofline causing the exterior to blister or peel. These are an indication of roof repair. It might be the indication that your gutter system is not working properly.

Staining on Interior Walls or Ceiling

Discoloration or water stains on your ceiling or walls can be the result of the damaged roof. The roofing underlayment might be allowing moisture causing the stain. You can replace your roof to resolve this problem.

A Rainstorm Causing Leak in the Attic

If you find rain in your attic, then this is the sign that your roof needs some attention. You can simply replace some flashing to fix the issue. But if it is caused by the porous deployment, you might need a roof replacement.

Sagging Roof Deck

If rafter or decking in the attic is sagging downward, then you need to check your roof. The deck should remain straight. A sagging deck is the result of the leaking moisture. If you have used a local deck, you can replace those parts instead of going for a complete replacement.

Outside Light in the Attic

The presence of exterior light in an attic is the indication of the poor roof. When you see streams of outside light in your attic, then you should understand water can enter inside of attic through the same opening. You will have to check shingles to find out the damaged one.  

Spending More on Energy

If you notice a sudden increase in your air conditioner or heating bill,  that means the warm or cool air is leaking to inside through the roof. You need to address the ventilation issue to drop your cooling and heating expenses.

Bottom Line

These are the major signs of roof damage. If discover these damages at the early stage, you will have to spend less on repair or replacement. A proper inspection will help you in a great manner. Make sure to regularly inspect your roof, and to make any repairs as soon as possible.

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Rocky Degrenia

Small business owner; all types of flooring. #1 Rated Flooring Installer in Phoenix, AZ. Over 6 decades of experience and education. Residential and Commercial. Family man, father of three teenage girls.

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