Checking your roof, or having it professionally inspected, annually is critical in order to allow you to find issues early and have them repaired before problems become widespread. Yet, how will you know if your roof needs to be repaired just by looking at it? Here are a few signs that you can be on the lookout for indicating that your roof may need to be repaired.
Shingles Are Damaged or Missing
It is important that you or an experienced professional occasionally go up on your roof and inspect it for signs of damage. One of the clearest signs that your roof is in need of repairs is if there are shingles that are cracked, buckled, or missing altogether. If there are shingles that are damaged or missing, it is important that you have your roof repaired as soon as possible, as your shingles protect your roof from the sun's UV rays.
Look for Damage in The Attic
You should also inspect the underside of your roof from within your attic. You should look for signs of light coming in through your roof boards, as this indicates that your roof is no longer sealing properly and could let in water. You should also check your attic for signs of a recent leak such as the presence of moisture, staining, or waterlogged insulation. These signs indicate that you will need to have your roof inspected and repaired as soon as possible.
Look Out for Signs of Sagging
While your roof may have many different angles and degrees to its pitch, it should be fairly straight along all of its lines. If you see sections of your roof that appear to be warped or sagging, this indicates damage to your roof's underlying structure that will need to be repaired as soon as possible.
Having your roof repaired at the first sign of damage is critical in order to ensure that your home is protected against the elements. Contact us to learn more about how you will know if your roof is in need of repairs as well as to schedule a roof inspection.