Having an idea on what the warning signs of roof damage are can help you spot and fix them faster. The problem is that not all of them are easy to find. Not to worry though. Learn about the the easy-to-miss signs of roof damage below.
Not all of the warning signs are visual. Small animals scurrying on your roof occasionally make rustling noises. If they’re on your roof, they’re probably looking for crevices where they can make their nests. Once they make their nests, they’ll burrow in further to expand them. That’s why you need to get rid of them as soon as possible.
Apart from rustling noises, whistling noises are also a worrying sign. In a tightly sealed home, whistling noises are a sign of air leaks. These same gaps can also serve as an entry point for moisture.
If moisture manages to infiltrate your roof, it’s only a matter of time until water stains start to appear on your ceiling. Mold may even start to form on ceilings that have been accumulating moisture for quite some time now.
Frosted shiners are another sign that water has been dripping down your roof for quite some time. Shiners are nails that are protruding from your roof. Excess moisture can leak intto your attic and condense into frost on the protruding nails at night.
Some of the warning signs can also be found outside your home. Keep an eye out for granules on your garden or in your gutters. Now, some granule loss is to be expected during a roof’s lifespan. But if the granule loss becomes so severe that bald patches on shingles start to appear, you need to replace your shingles.
The signs of early roof damage are usually subtle and easy-to-miss, which is why you should schedule routine roof inspections. It would also be a good idea to have other parts of your roof inspected, particularly your gutters which divert rainwater away from your roof. Remember, finding the warning signs and fixing them early on is crucial to preventing costly roof damage.
Just make sure to hire an experienced roof and gutter contractor. That way, you’ll ensure your entire roof is inspected thoroughly.
Looking for an experienced contractor near your neighborhood?
Willi Roofing Services, a contractor with nearly two decades’ worth of experience, offers a wide range of roofing services, including roof installation services. To get a free estimate, call us at (512) 504-7900, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Pflugerville, TX.