Common Signs of Roof Damage & How to Fix Them

Roofs are built to last a long time, but inevitably, they can undergo damage and wear-and-tear. Sometimes, the signs of damage are clear to homeowners, but in other cases, they’re not. That’s why, as a homeowner, it’s ideal to be informed about how damage manifests on your roof – to detect it before any issues get worse. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look at the most common signs of damage on your roof, and how to respond to them. If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more information!

Compromised Shingles

Chances are, if you have an asphalt shingle roof that has undergone damage, you’ll be able to see it in broken, missing, or damaged shingles. This is often evoked by high winds and other harsh weather conditions that can weaken shingles and even remove them from your roof entirely.

When a shingle is broken, missing, and/or compromised, it leaves your roof exposed to further damage from the elements, so it’s best to consult a professional contractor to perform the necessary repairs. Typically, a broken shingle or two will require little more than a repair, as it is not of much consequence to the overall performance of your roof.

Water Damage

Water damage is an issue that is time-sensitive for homeowners, as when it is not treated, the effects can become more and more severe over time. Unlike missing or damaged shingles, water damage on your roof can best be discovered indoors as opposed to on your physical roof. For example, water damage manifests through leak stains and water stains that can form on your ceilings and walls. Your home’s attic is perhaps the most ideal spot in your home to inspect for water damage, as it is directly connected to your roof. Such damage can lead to mildew and mold, which can have a negative impact on your home’s air quality, causing headaches that no homeowner wants to be dealing with.

If you notice water damage taking place in your roofing system, it’s best to consult a professional contractor, who will assess how to fix and/or revert the damage from there.

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