Whether there’s been a recent storm or you’re worried about your roof, knowing when to replace or repair certain aspects (e.g., tiles, eavestroughs, etc.) can be difficult, especially if you don’t know anything about roofing! Although it may be challenging to know when roof repairs are required, spotting damage early on can save you both time and money. So, with this in mind, this article will provide you with three signs that may suggest you need roof repairs, beginning with cracked shingles.
Shingles are an integral component of any roof; if these are to become damaged, further damage may occur to your property. Spotting a cracked shingle can be difficult. However, regularly assessing your roof is the best way to discover these sooner rather than later to avoid expensive roof repairs.
To check for cracked shingles, begin by standing outside of your property, looking for any visible signs of damage. There may also be some gaps, so an eye for detail will be required. If you don’t have a good view or are still a little unsure, you can also check for granules (these look like black sand) in the gutters which have disintegrated from the shingles.
Alongside checking for cracked shingles, you should also assess for any signs of water damage. This can be done from the interior of your property, looking for any obvious watermarks on walls and ceilings, paint that is peeling, or minor or severe damp. Once again, severe water damage or damp can be a costly fix when it comes to roof repairs.
Calling an expert to check the quality of your roof and property for signs of water damage is also a good idea, especially if you’re unsure what you’re looking for.
Shingles that are darker in color may require roof repairs
Finally, if you notice shingles that are darker in color, perhaps a little dirty, or even wet with no recent rain or storms, then this may be a sign that you need roof repairs. This could be a result of trapped moisture, preventing the shingles from doing their job correctly.
Nonetheless, the best way to detect shingle and general roof damage is to contact a local roofing contractor. Not only can they detect signs of damage, but they can also set up roof repairs.