Water stains are a warning sign there’s a leak in your roof. However, other warning signs aren’t as noticeable.
Your Professional Roofer, your trusted residential and industrial roofing contractor, lists the common warning signs you should keep an eye out for:
A roof leak creates a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold. If it isn’t removed immediately, mold can affect other parts of your home. Not to mention it can aggravate respiratory conditions. If you notice a musty smell in your or your allergies start to flare up, we recommend scheduling a roof inspection.
Ceiling stains and mold are signs water has managed to infiltrate your roof. If the leak isn’t immediately fixed, water will eventually make its way to your interior.
Cracked and loose shingles are noticeable even from ground level, but shingle bruises (small, dark spots on shingles that form some of the granules embedded in asphalt shingles are dislodged or hailstones hit the roof) are not. As a general rule, homeowners should have their shingle roofs inspected after an extreme weather event. No matter how durable your roof is, it’s likely to have suffered some form of damage after a hailstorm. The sooner storm damage is detected and storm damage repair is conducted, the better.
How Often Should You Have Your Roof Inspected?
As mentioned earlier, not all the warning signs of a roof leak are easily noticeable. That’s why it’s important that your roof undergoes routine maintenance. How often should you have your roof inspected? As a general rule, a residential roofing system should be inspected at least twice a year. Through routine inspections, your roofer can find and fix roof damage before it affects the other parts of your home.
Your Professional Roofer, a company with an A+ rating with the BBB, offers a wide range of professional exterior services as well as premium metal roofs. To request an estimate, call us at (636) 866-5660 or fill out this form.