Shingle roofs are very popular among homeowners, not only for their old-fashioned visual appeal but also because they are relatively durable. However, shingle roofs do sometimes need repair. Look out for these five signs that your roof needs repair so that you can get the damage fixed before it spreads.
1. Missing or Cracked Shingles
Missing shingles allow moisture to enter your roof, where it can pool and put pressure on the waterproof layer underneath the shingles. Over time, this moisture and weight can damage the roof, leading to a leak. As soon as you notice that any shingles are missing or damaged, call a roofing company to arrange a roof repair.
2. Dark, Mossy, or Wet Shingles
If there are patches of persistent wetness on your roof, or moss growing in particular places, then that could be a sign that some of your shingles are allowing moisture to become trapped, rather than forcing it to run off the roof as it should. Contact a roofing company so they can investigate.
3. Black Sand in Gutters
If you have shingles that are made from asphalt or composite, then over time they will start to break down and shed granules that look like black sand. If you find a lot of this material while you are cleaning out your gutters, then you should take note that your shingles might need to be replaced soon.
4. Wear and Tear Around Roof Features
When you examine your roof for signs of damage, pay particular attention to the areas around features such as pipes, vents, chimneys, and similar objects that penetrate the roof. These are the places where wear and tear is likely to develop first.
5. Staining on Interior Walls and Ceilings
Roof leaks are not always as dramatic as water dripping or cascading into your home. Often, the first sign that your roof is leaking is discolouration around the tops of the walls or the ceilings on the top floor of your home. Roof leaks get worse over time, so it is important to get this problem checked out sooner rather than later.
6. Sagging Roof Deck
Every so often, take a walk up into your attic, and pay attention to the rafters or decking. If they are sagging downwards, then it is likely that moisture getting into your roof has caused them to warp. This problem requires roof repair or replacement to prevent it from getting worse.Share
22 November 2021
Hey! Welcome to my blog. My name is Walter and I live in Alice Springs, Australia. Last year, I woke up in a state of shock. The roof of my home had collapsed. I walked out into what use to be my living room only to discover a complete disaster zone. There were bits of slate and wood everywhere. Thankfully, no one in my family was injured. I called in a local roofing company and I worked with them to replace the roof. I learnt a lot about roofing during that week so I decided to start a new blog.