Roof leaks are usually very easy to spot. However, there are other signs of roof problems or damage that may be too subtle, especially for the untrained eye.
Barth Roofing Company, Inc., a reputable roofing contractor, enumerates some of these not-so-obvious signs of roof damage and explains the importance of regular inspections.
Signs of Roof Damage
- Buckling shingles – These are relatively easier to spot than the others on this list. But unlike with missing shingles, you’ll need to climb to the roof to know if there are buckled shingles.
- Black spots on the roof – While these may not really be hard to see, they are often ignored and regarded as mere imperfections. If you notice black spots on your roof, have them checked by a pro because they may indicate more serious problems.
- Nails at the edge of your home – Nails can sometimes roll off your roof and get stuck near the sides of your home or in the gutters.
- Animals running on your roof – If you hear animals rustling on your roof, you should have it checked for damage.
- Whistling sounds in your home – Whistling or air flow sounds could be a cause of concern, so you should call a professional to conduct an inspection.
Roof Inspections and Preventive Maintenance
The danger of easy-to-miss signs is that they are left ignored for a long time. Of course, when roof repair is neglected, the problem only gets worse, further compromising your roof and your entire home.
But with regular roof inspections, you can detect issues at an early stage and fix them before they cause extensive damage. Make sure to carry out preventive maintenance too. With your contractor’s help, you can determine the parts of your roof that may be more prone to particular issues. As your roof ages, it becomes more susceptible to certain problems or even roof failure.
Barth Roofing Company, Inc. is a family-owned and operated solar roof company. We carry out a variety of residential and commercial roofing jobs. To learn more about our services, you can call us at (209) 833-9917 or fill out our contact form.