Most homeowners know the common telltale signs of a damaged roof, but not everyone knows when to schedule inspections or repairs for their roof. First Out Roofing is dedicated to quality repairs and customer service, and we understand the ins-and-outs of roofing better than anyone else. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to the most common roofing problems, how bad they really are, and what to do when you notice them in your home.
Water Spots on Your Ceiling
These spots might be small, but they’re indicative of a much larger problem with your roof. By the time you see water spots on your roof, the leak that caused them has already hit an advanced stage, and it’s leaking enough water to saturate your insulation and spread down to your ceiling. This kind of advanced leak can actually be hard to find and repair, since the place the spots first show usually isn’t where the leak actually is. These water spots don’t always mean there’s a leak in your roof, but it’s better to treat the problem as a leak until you know for sure. If you notice water spots on your ceiling, we recommend calling and scheduling an inspection right away.
If you notice any dark, patchy areas on your roof that don’t match their surroundings, this might be caused by missing shingles. Shingles can fall off your roof if they’re regularly hit by any surrounding tree branches. They can also be knocked loose by small animals running across your roof, but the most common cause for missing shingles is age. When shingles are installed, the bottom of every shingle is coated with a sealant. As time goes on, the sun dries the shingles and makes them brittle, which causes the sealant to fail and shingles to come loose. Missing shingles could mean your roof needs some serious work. Call and schedule an inspection as soon as you notice a missing shingle on your roof.
Granules in Your Downspout
If your roof is brand new, granules in your downspout are normal. Your new shingles probably have some excess granules being washed away by the rain, and there’s no need to be concerned. If your roof is old, too many granules in your downspout might mean the roof needs to be replaced. As shingles age, the sun and rain and heat can make them brittle, and the rain will wear them down even more, causing granules to appear in your downspout. If you notice this issue, it’s time to call for an inspection and consider replacing your shingles.
Fast, Effective Roofing Repairs With First Out Roofing
If you’ve noticed any of these problems with your roof, call First Out Roofing right away. We’ll get to your home as soon as we can, and our team of experienced roofers will do a thorough inspection to find out exactly what’s wrong with your roof. Call or visit our website for a free quote on our services.