Warning Signs that Indicate Your Roof Needs Repair 

Most people are not aware of the many warning signs that indicate their roof needs repair. If ignored, these signs can lead to expensive repairs, water damage in your home and even mold growth within your walls. By identifying common warning signs you can catch small problems before they become big ones. Here are some most Common Warning Signs for roof repair:

  1. Curled or buckling shingles – This is a very common problem associated with roofs when there isn’t enough ventilation beneath the roof membrane. Improperly flashed chimneys, poor design when built or just too much weight on top of them are all reasons for this problem.
  2. Leaky ceilings – All it takes is one leaky spot for water to do serious damage if left untreated. The problem is not always visible on the ceiling when water comes in from an outside source. It can also happen if your shingles are curling or buckling, allowing rainwater to drip down into the house.
  3. Blistering or peeling paint – Another sign that there is too much heat within the attic space. This is most commonly caused by hot air blowing out vents in front of light fixtures where insulation has worn away and not enough insulation in areas where cold air would normally be expected.
  4. Soft spots in walls – If you start noticing soft drywall spots around the house then you’ll want to get it checked out by a professional immediately! These can lead to even bigger problems with mold growth and the structural integrity of your home.
  5. Dark or discolored patches on interior walls – When you notice dark spots with no obvious cause it might be time to call in a professional inspector for an inspection of your attic area. That’s because this is usually where roof leaks occur and can lead to major damage.
  6. Pulling nails – A lot of people will notice that when they pull nails out of their roof it starts to come apart in pieces rather than in one large sheet-like it should. This is an indicator that you need a roofing contractor in to look at it and determine if there is a problem.
  7. Rusty roofs – This one should be obvious but it’s often overlooked when people are getting their homes prepared for winter or buying a new home. Most commonly this happens on the north side of the house where snow tends to sit longer without melting.
  8. High electric bills – If your electricity bill has spiked, for whatever reason, after you had some kind of work done on your roof then you’ll want to get someone out there to check it out before you start running up huge bills with no explanation as to why they’re so high. This isn’t always related but all hard-working homeowners will do well to keep an eye on their energy and water bills!
  9. See visible damage to your roof – If you look up and see shingles missing or broken, or other serious damage then don’t hesitate to make a call to a roofer immediately. If the problem isn’t caught early enough it can lead to further problems down the road including leaks around chimneys.

Conclusion:

These are some of the most common roofing warning signs which you should be aware of. It’s important to catch these problems early on before they escalate from a small inconvenience into a huge problem! By identifying and dealing with them in the early stages you’ll save yourself hundreds if not thousands in costly repairs later on down the road.

 

3 Comments

  • I definitely agree with you that it’s important to have your metal roofing repaired if it has started to rust or if its paint has started to peel away. We recently visited our vacation home a few weeks ago. During the visit, we noticed that the metal roofing had started to rust and looked worn out. I’ll tell my parents to have it repaired as soon as possible. Thanks for this.

  • Luke Smith says:

    It’s great that you pointed out how you shouldn’t hesitate to make a call to a roofing company immediately when you see missing or broken shingles or other serious damage. I looked at our house earlier and I noticed that quite a lot of shingles are missing from our roof already. I don’t think we should just leave it be so we should probably ask some specialists to repair our roof.

  • It’s quite alarming to read how many different water problems can come up when you have a faulty roof. With the winter season on its way, I can bet that these problems will definitely be more commonplace if we don’t do anything to prevent them as early as now. I’ll take your advice and go look for a roofer in the area that can give me a hand with this right away.

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