Your Roof serves a very important role, along with other exterior features, in protecting your home from the worst that Mother Nature can throw its way. But your Roof can only be effective in its duties if it’s taken care of and issues or damages are taken care of quickly. Here are a few problems your Roof could have that likely indicate some repairs are needed. After all, you want your Roof performing at an optimal level to shield your home, right?
When there are shingles missing from your Roof, the underbelly can be exposed and begin to take on water damage. Since many Roofs are built from wood, shingles are one of the few lines of defense that wood has from the rain and snow that can begin to do serious damage. Shingles keep your Roof from taking on the heat of the sun, too. These simple pieces are tasked with very important responsibilities, so if a few are missing from your Roof after a big storm, some repairs might be necessary.
Loosened metal, such as flashing, is another problem your Roof can experience and can have negative effects on its ability to keep external elements from making their way into your home. If you notice gaps in your flashing, or if the flashing has somehow come off altogether, it’s probably a good idea to call in a Roof repair specialist to take care of the situation before it gets worse.
Of course, all ifs, ands, or buts of whether or not you need repairs go out the window when you detect a leak in your home. This can act as a pretty clear sign that a Roof repair is necessary in the immediate future, or you’re going to risk not just doing damage to your Roof, but also damaging parts of your home’s interior. A leak indicates that a part of your Roof has already been compromised, meaning shingles could be missing, flashing could be out of place, or an item could have fallen and punctured your Roof in some way. Chimneys can also be responsible for leaks, so keep that in mind.
These are some of the signs that your Roof is in need of a repair. Keep these in mind the next time a big storm goes through your area, and if you can, take a peek at the top of your home afterwards to see if there is any visible damage. If you see something, get in touch with a local, experienced Roof repair company.