Is your roof looking less than perfect? As we head into fall and winter here in Maryland, now is the time to have your roof checked for any issues. Fall rain, wind, and leaves can all have an impact on your roof so it is important to know the signs of damage and address them before the elements take their toll. Let’s look at three telltale signs that you need your roof repaired.
Missing or Damaged Shingles
Missing or damaged shingles are one of the first signs of roof damage. While a handful of damaged shingles may not be a big deal, it is important to get them fixed to prevent further damage. Warped or cracked shingles usually signal that the roof’s lifespan is coming to an end, but if only a few are damaged simply having those replaced can buy you some time. If you can see spots on your roof that have shingles missing, that is a sign that you need to have the roof repaired as soon as possible.
Damage Around Vents and Chimney
Another good place to check for signs of damage is around any openings on the roof, such as the chimney or vents. These areas tend to lead to more significant damage because they often go overlooked. If you notice cracks or missing shingles around your chimney or air vents, contact a professional for repairs.
Water in the Attic
After you’ve checked the roof itself for signs of damage, go into the attic to look for signs of moisture. In newer homes, there should be no signs of moisture at all because the home should have a tight seal unless there is a problem with the roof. If you see moisture on the attic ceiling, this is a clear sign that the roof has damage and needs to be repaired. Checking the attic on a regular basis is a good way to ensure you don’t have a major roof issue brewing.
Your Resource for Maryland Roofing Repair
If you haven’t had your roof inspected recently, it may be time to have a professional come take a look. Regular roof inspections are a great way to prevent major issues in the long run. Likewise, if you have noticed signs of damage on your roof, call us at Platinum Exteriors today for repairs. We are a licensed Carroll County roofing contractor and we’d love to get your roof in great shape heading into fall and winter.