Before water starts dripping into your home, there are a few different things you can look for to protect your home’s structure, without climbing up on your roof.
1. Excess Shingle Granules
Worn out shingles will shed black granules into your eavestrough and gutters, and may leave bare spots on your roof that are noticeable from the ground.
2. 2. Curled Shingles
If shingles are improperly installed or if your attack is not properly ventilated, shingles may start to curl or peal upwards.
3. 3. Buckled Shingles
Shingles may buckle or ripple due to water seepage from either improperly installed shingles or inadequate ventilation.
4. 4. Moss or Algae
Algae or moss will grow on your roof if the moisture levels are too high. This is worsened if there are large trees near your roof.
5. 5. Damaged Flashing
Flashing may lift, bend or buckle for many reasons including poor installation, settling of your home’s foundation or simple wear and tear. This is especially important to watch out for as it is on of the main causes of leaks.
6. 6. Ceiling Stains
If any of the above signs are missed, you’ll surely notice dark stains or spots on your ceiling once water has made its way into your home.
If you have noticed one or more of these signs, it’s important to call a roofing expert in to inspect the state of your roof.