9 Signs That Your Roof
May Be in Need of Repair
While you might not spend a lot of time gazing up at your roof, or even give it
much of a second glance, there are plenty of signs that can show you whether
your roof is in need of repair, and the sooner you can spot them and get them
professionally repaired, the better for your roof, and your bank balance.
Check out our list of 9 potential roof repair indicators:
Cracked shingles are definitely bad news for your roof, and a surefire sign that
some of them will need to be replaced before they become a health and safety
hazard, or begin letting water in.
● Damage from high winds
Many U.S. homeowners live in blustery areas of the country, and if high or
repeated winds have caused some of the shingles on your roof to lift, then the
sealant may have been loosened and quite possibly, the nails too. Depending
upon the extent of the wind damage, you might need to replace your roof.
● Exposed nails
If this occurs on your roof, it can quickly lead to leaks, and depending upon how
many nails are exposed, and how long they’ve been that way, you might need
significant roof repairs or a replacement.
● Missing granules
All roofs lose some granules throughout their lifespan, but when the problem
becomes bigger, you’ll need to have a roof expert conduct an inspection and
advise you as to whether a repair job will be enough, or if the entire roof needs to
Curling shingles are typically a warning sign that there is a bigger problem at
foot, and any curling shingles need to be professionally inspected as soon as
There’s no two ways about it; a leaking roof can spell disaster if not treated
immediately, so if your roof has sprung a leak, don’t hesitate to get it reviewed
● Roof cement
Proper flashing is the work of a professional roofing contractor, and if your roof
was constructed by a careless or unskilled roofer, they may have simply slapped
on a lot of roof cement instead of doing the job properly