Years of constant exposure to the elements will eventually take their toll on your roof. Missing shingles, water stains and fluctuations in indoor temperature—all these signs point to roofing problems. It’s important to keep an eye out for these red flags and act before the problem can worsen. Read on as A-Best Roofing, your premier local roofer, discusses some common issues you might be dealing with right now.
Water Spots in Your Interior
Roof leaks are problematic because most homeowners don’t realize they have one until they see obvious damage in their home—by which point the leak has reached an advanced stage. Tte source of a leak is often in a totally different part of your home from where you see water damage, which can further complicate the problem. Water typically travels along your roof panels before dripping onto your insulation, leaving telltale water spots on your ceiling. While water spots in your interior don’t always mean you have a roof leak, it’s best to schedule a professional inspection to make sure.
Excessive Granules in Your Downspout
On a newly installed roof, granules in the gutters are not a cause for concern, as they’re just loose granules that fell off during installation. However, if you have an old roof that’s shedding granules, this could be a sign that your shingles are deteriorating. Your granules protect your shingles from the sun’s harmful UV rays, so when they start falling off, your shingles can become brittle and eventually crack. If you notice that your gutters have been inefficient lately, there might be granules and other debris blocking the flow of water. Turn to us for a professional roofing inspection.
Dark, patchy areas on your roof can be a sign that some of your shingles are missing. This can either be due to small animals running up and down your roof or a damaged sealant strip. Shingles usually have sealant on their underside that holds them in place. Once they become old and brittle, the sealant starts to fail and your shingles can come loose.