Clear Signs You Have Shingle Damage

There are always specific signs that your shingle roofing is deteriorating. These signs can easily be spotted with a trained eye. 

If you are not used to taking care of a roof, these signs may evade you. Here are some clues that your shingle roof is in trouble.

Leaks Begin

Leaks will often start to pop up in your attic. This is one of the first signs that there is a problem. If your attic seems damp and starts to smell moldy, it's a sign of trouble. You likely have shingle damage. Go ahead and call a roofing contractor for help.

Stains on Your Ceiling

Stains on your walls and ceilings are usually a sign that there is shingle damage. If you have broken shingles, then moisture is very likely to be seeping in.

You will see watermarks on your walls and ceilings; this is a clear indicator that moisture damage is taking place. If you see spots and streaks and stains, too, then something isn't right. You should call a roofer to take a look. Your roof probably has damaged shingles.

Dark Marks on Your Roof

When you have moisture gathering on your roof, moss and algae will form. It's hard to miss. You will see black, green, and brown spots on your roof.

If shingle damage isn't already present, it soon will be. There is only so much a roof can take before the shingles start breaking. Get a roofing contractor to take a look as soon as possible.

You See Sags

Sags in a roof rarely show up without there being damage to the roof. You will see these sags when your roof structure is failing. This often means that you have shingle damage that has created small leaks. These leaks became bigger if they are left unattended. The leaks then began to create structural damage. The only way you can salvage things is to get a roofing contractor to help.

Your Gutters Are Broken

Gutters work hand in hand with your roof. It's a partnership. This partnership means that when something is wrong with your roof, it often shows up in your gutters.

If you are seeing pieces of shingles in your gutter, it's a giveaway that there is a problem. You should check your roof. It's likely there is small or widespread shingle damage.

When you have shingle damage, it is easy to spot. If you know what you are looking for, the signs become obvious.

You must pay attention and get your roof fixed quickly. Contact a roofing company to learn more about shingle roofs.