Can you spot the signs of roof damage? A damaged roof can sometimes be obvious, but on other occasions you will only see subtle signs. But knowing the signs of roofing trouble can help you identify potential problems before they become worse. The good news is that regular inspections of your roof can help identify any issues before they become serious.
From Royal Home Improvement, this quick DIY guide will show you how to find the signs of roof damage on your home.
Missing, Loose, or Cracked Shingles
One of the easiest ways to identify roof damage is by looking at the shingles. While standing on the ground, grab a pair of binoculars to take a close look at your roof. Notice if there are any areas where shingles are missing or show large, noticeable cracks.
You may notice that loose shingles are hanging lopsided or even waving around in the wind. Shingles that are missing, loose, or cracked should be replaced as soon as possible.
Moss and Algae Growth
Moss or algae growth is a form of roof damage–but why? Both moss and algae can trap moisture, which can lead to further damage and deterioration of the roof. Furthermore, moss and algae can make it difficult to properly inspect your roof for signs of damage.
Brown or Yellow Ceiling and Wall Stains
The signs of roof damage don’t always appear on the exterior of your home. Sometimes you will locate damage inside your home, specifically on the walls and ceiling. You might find yourself seeing unsightly stains around these areas.
Stains caused by water damage can be brown or yellow in color. If you notice any of these signs inside your home, it’s a sign that you might be dealing with a roof leak.
High Energy Bills
Did you know that a new roof can make your home more energy efficient? The key is in the ventilation. Roof ventilation is vital for balancing indoor air temperature. Without proper ventilation, you might find that the attic becomes too hot during the winter. This isn’t a good thing! This can cause the HVAC system to work harder and use more energy. A properly ventilated roof can help reduce your energy bills.
Damaged Roof? Royal Home Improvement Can Help
Help is here for quality roof installation. We’re happy to install new roofing that protects your home from water damage while keeping energy bills in check. Contact Royal Improvement today for a free estimate.