Posted on: 24 November 2015Share
While roofs protect the interiors of your home from all types of damage, every so often they take a beating because of their exposure to harsh natural elements. Noticing signs of damage early and undertaking quick roof repair will ensure that you don't end up spending a fortune. Ignoring roof damage will turn a small problem into an expensive catastrophe later, so make sure you pay attention to these cautionary indications of damaged roofs.
Ceiling Water Spots
If you notice water spots on your ceiling, it could be because of cracks and broken shingles in your roof. This will cause water to leak through your roof and into your ceiling. Ceiling water spots can be tricky to identify because they trickle slowly through the roof and may only leave small spots on your ceiling. You should ideally address the problem from the minute you notice the water spots, even if they seem negligible. Your quick detection skills will ensure that roof repair is undertaken before a small crack damages your entire roof and ceiling structures.
Roof gutters are meant to direct water away from your roofs and away from your home when it rains. If you notice that your gutters aren't directing water away from your home, then it could be because leaves and debris have accumulated and clogged your gutters. These clogged gutters will let water seep into your roof and walls over time –– eventually affecting the structural integrity of your home. Clogged gutters filled with water will also cause your gutter boards to rot and deteriorate. Your roof repair task will involve unclogging gutters by getting rid of debris, leaves and dead insects to to let water flow freely through them.
Missing Shingles on Roofs
Missing shingles on your roof could be because a sealant strip under the roof shingles have been damaged. This may have occurred because of an animal scurrying through your roof and loosening the shingles. Similarly, falling tree branches or immediate gusts of wind can loosen shingles from their place. Shingles typically have an underside sealant that holds them in place. If they become brittle and loosen up, you will need to undertake shingle-replacement roof repair immediately to protect your home's interiors. Similarly, cracking shingles could be exposed to direct sunlight and will need replacement because they are wearing out.
When you notice any of these signs of roof damage in your home, you will need to undertake roof repair immediately to prevent any expensive problems later.