Hidden roof damage? What signs to look for
Let’s say your roof looks fine from the outside. You, like most homeowners, probably peek at it when you are outside. You don’t see missing shingles or other signs of roof damage so everything is probably OK, right?
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against storms and weather, keeping you and your family safe and dry. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of roof damage so you can get them fixed – especially as we head into winter.
A well-maintained roof free of roof damage is critical in the winter months, more than ever. Knowing the signs of roof damage – and getting them fixed – can save you headaches and money down the road.
So, what do you need to look for? Read on:
Mold and water
One of the most tell-tale signs of hidden roof damage is water: Leaks, moisture, mold etc. It might not even seem like it is coming from your roof, but if there is water or moisture in your home, chances are your roof could be to blame. It could be improper ventilation, holes or leaks or something else. Get it checked out, ASAP.
Seeing the light
You shouldn’t see light in your attic. When you go and take a peek, seeing cracks of sunlight can be a sign that your roof has leaks or holes. Get an inspection if you see daylight coming through in your attic.
If your shingles look like they’ve seen better days, chances are – they have. Cracked,curling, missing, damaged or loose shingles should immediately be repaired. Sometimes, it’s a simple fix so don’t hesitate!
If you suspect your roof has hidden damage, the experts at Feazel Inc. would love to come out and do an inspection. Call us today.