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5 Signs that Indicate You have Roof Damage

Damage caused to a roof over time

As a homeowner you probably find yourself wondering what’s going to happen next more times than not. It seems that something always needs to be fixed or updated around your home. Sadly, your roofing system will most likely be one of these issues you dread repairing. When it comes to a damaged roof, I’m sure we can all agree that hearing, “it needs a repair” is better than, “it needs to be replaced.”

This is what makes roofing maintenance so important. Roofing maintenance does not have to be done on a weekly basis but should be done at least twice a year to help prevent major issues from occurring.

However, we understand that just twice a year will not catch issues that can occur after severe tornadoes or hail producing thunderstorms so we have put together 5 signs you should look for throughout the year that can indicate if you have roof damage.

Damaged Shingles

We will start this with the most obvious of signs, or is it? When we say damaged shingles, this can be brittle pieces of shingles that come right off during inspections, shingles that are missing, or something more obvious like thinned or torn shingles that are clear to see from the grown.

You don’t always have to be a professional to spot a damaged shingle, but it’s always best to get an opinion from a Licensed and Insured Professional, if you can see damage on your roof or suspect that you may have damage contact us today and schedule an appointment with us.

Stained Shingles

When you look up at your roof what do you see? Does your roof have lots of foliage over it or around it? Does your roof all look one color, or can you see dark spots or streaking in areas?

This can be the cause of unwanted mold or grime build up that can cause damage to your fascia, shingles and gutters. If you think this is the root cause of your roof damage, we have a blog for you.

While algae growth can be easily cleaned off, we often do not catch it before it makes its way under our shingles and starts to affect our roof’s fascia. If you have lots of tree coverage around your home, this is something to be very mindful about. The more algae build up that grows on your roof, the more weakened your shingles become.

Over time, you could potentially see this start to affect your electric bills on your home. Even scarier, over time this will soften your roof allowing debris caused from severe weather, to affect your roof system even more.

Noticeable Roof Leaks

Noticeable Roof Leaks are the worst! When you see water marks, it’s an indicator that your shingles have a faulty spot and not only has water gotten past the shingles, it’s gotten past your synthetic protection and fascia as well. While this type of roof damage can usually be fixed with a roofing repair, it sometimes requires a full roof replacement. If you see visible discoloration on your drywall, and think it could be coming from your roof, contact us at 833-239-7663.

We have a professional team that can provide a thorough inspection of your roof from the outside and inside. Our team is equipped to give you pictures, and documents to submit to your insurance company. We can also provide the appropriate tarping to ensure your family is kept dry during this process. We understand that this process is tedious, so our team walks alongside of you ensuring we do what we can to get your roofing system repaired or replaced as quickly as we can.

With that being said, remember, when you are doing your annual inspections of your roof, get into your attic and look around. If severe weather moves through and you see lots of debris on the ground, this would be a good time to look in your attic as well. Remember, the sooner you look the better chance you will have at finding a small issue before it becomes a bigger one.

Loose Shingles

Loose Shingles can be easy fixes but can become quick headaches if not caught fast enough. What causes loose shingles? Several things can cause this. It can be something like tree limbs rubbing against your roof, the aging of your asphalt shingles, or a series of storms that come through with damaging winds.

How can you tell if your shingles are loose? Sometimes you can tell by the way your shingles sit on your roof. Do you see any that don’t seem to sit as square as the others?

Another sign of loose shingles are shingles that you see are slightly lifted. Keep in mind your asphalt roofing systems are thicker than your three-tab cheaper roofing shingles that appear to sit flusher.

So don’t compare your shingles to your neighbor’s home. If you suspect your shingles are lifted slightly more or your concern they may be. Contact a local roofing company that you can trust to come out and take a look.

Debris On Your Roof

Don’t ignore storm debris left on your roof. Being from the south we know; it doesn’t always have to be a hurricane to be severe. It is important you inspect your roof after one of our serious thunderstorms. Keep in mind if you have hail damage to shingles it’s likely you can also have wind damaged shingles as well.

Our Atlas Shingles are rated for 130 mph wind resistance, but we always tell clients, if you see lots of limbs and debris on your roof or around your yard. Put your mind at ease and contact us for a free inspection.

Ready To Find Your Roof Damage

Remember roof damage won’t always be something obvious. It doesn’t have to be missing shingles. It can be lifted shingles, deteriorating shingles, damage to fascia of your roof, gutters and more.

Think of your roofing system as a team defense system for your room. Its main purpose is to keep you and your family safe and dry. When one part of your roofing system fails, the rest of it will be weakened.

So, if you have concerns about your roofing system, stop what you’re doing and call Coastal Roofing today. As a licensed and insured contractor with the Better Business Bureau, we stand behind our products and services. We back what we do and believe in keeping your family safe!

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