Your roof is vital to your home, a critical system for your family’s comfort and safety. You can follow practices to help you maintain your roof, including routine maintenance and replacement that is necessary by a roofing contractor. Here we will outline eight different areas that can point to a needed roof repair and the signs you need to look out for. Some of these signs can be detected from the ground or within your home, while a few can only be identified by a trained roof repair contractor.
Look at the eight signs below and if one or multiple signs are apparent in your home, contact Champion Restoration & Construction for assistance.
1. Collection of Loose Granules
Granules, the crushed stone, and minerals used in today’s roofing processes help create asphalt shingles. When you get a new roof or have a routine roof repair, a few loose granules will accumulate. These granules may look like chunky coffee grinds. This is a normal part of the process.
When you have not had maintenance lately, and you find a collection of loose granules in your gutter or on the ground outside of your downspouts, it could mean you need to have your shingles replaced. This is natural as your roof ages.
2. Shingles that are Curling, Cracked, or Broken
If you see shingles that are cracked, broken, or even curling up, you need roof repair. Ignoring this problem can lead to extensive damage, as areas of weakness can lead to more considerable roof damage in the case of a storm or extreme weather.
Having broken shingles is a safety risk for your family.
Some of this damage is visible from the ground, but some cracks may be difficult to see from far away and require a roof inspection to detect.
3. Missing Shingles on Your Roof
On the other hand, if your shingles were so broken that they fell off or, for some reason, one became missing in another way, you have to replace it right away. Roof repair is necessary for this instance, as missing shingles can lead to mold or rotting wood.
4. Leaky or Clogged Gutters Overflowing
Maintaining clean gutters is vital for your home, as clogged gutters can create sliding or home foundation damage. If that becomes the case, you could need thousands of dollars in roofing and home repair.
Signs that your gutters are leaky or clogged include rain overflowing the gutter and going over the top of it. Rain should only flow through your downspout.
5. Hail Damage
During a hail storm, your roof can suffer damage just like any other part of your home. If you see dents in your air conditioning unit, your car, or even damage done to your landscaping, call in your roofing contractor to check your roof.
When hail hits your roof, the integrity of the seal for your shingles can be compromised. This may lead to the concerns in signs two and three – missing shingles or damaged shingles. Ignoring possible hail damage can lead to more structural problems in your roof if left ignored.
It may be dangerous to inspect for hail damage on your own, as it may not be evident from the ground, so it is important you call an inspector. Our independent Adjusters can inspect your roof for free to access any possible damage.
6. Water Damage on your Ceiling or Wall
If you see on your ceiling or wall a brown spot, there could be a leak in your roof. This leak could be caused by structural damage or even mold. Any leak must get inspected by a professional roofer.
Other signs of water damage may be peeling paint or mold, bowing ceiling, and ceiling cracks.
A leaking roof may not require an entirely new roof; you may only need smaller repairs. In either case, it’s essential to contact a roofing contractor quickly before further damage occurs.
7. Attic Damage
If you see rotting wood or see items in your attic appear damaged, this could be a sign of leaking roofs or an attic condensation issue. Either scenario can cause unsafe living conditions and home damage, so reach out for an inspection from our team.
Damage in your ceiling and attic that occurs simultaneously can mean one leak or multiple, which is why we are here to inspect the situation and provide you peace of mind.
8. Catching Roof Damage Early
Roofs are essential for home safety, and not all signs described above may be noticeable right away. Pay close attention to any differences in your home during and after rain and get routine roof inspections after significant weather events
An untrained eye may not see noticeable damage in infrastructure until more significant damage has occurred. Don’t wait until the damage could costs thousands in repairs before reaching out for a roof inspection by a licensed contractor.
Champion Restoration & Construction provides quality work that you can trust with over a decade of experience.
We specialize in storm damage, ready to serve our customers in:
- Fairfax, VA
- Durham, NC
- Germantown, MD
If you are not sure if we can come to your area, call us at (703) 718-6777 for more information.
We can help with both residential and commercial projects, including new construction, repair, and restoration.
Champion Restoration & Construction provides roof inspection, roof installation, interior and exterior painting, pressure washing, gutter repair and installation, door installation, drywall repair, and more.
Our team is licensed, bonded, insured, Haaag Inspector Certified, FAA Drone Pilot Certified, and able to work with your home insurance to get the work you need through claims.
While thinking of roof damage and getting roof repair may not have initially been on your to-do list, it is a vital need for your family. We are happy to help in your time of need.
Contact Champion Restoration & Construction for your free roof repair consultation and get the peace of mind you need.