Your roof plays an integral role in protecting your home, so it pays to have an eagle eye when roof repairs are needed. Many issues go unnoticed because homeowners don’t pay attention to the roof or attic, and over time, these can lead to more serious problems. There are telltale signs of roofing problems, so look out for the following if you have an older roof or have experienced inclement weather.
How to Know Your Roof Needs Repairs
1. Missing Shingles
One or two missing shingles may not seem like a problem, but they’re one of the only things protecting your home. It only takes a small perforation to let water seep in. If you notice missing shingles, reach out to a residential roofing contractor for assistance. They can easily replace the shingles and look for signs of warping or cracking that may signal possible issues.
Perhaps the most obvious sign that roof repairs are needed is a leak. Even minor leaks in your roof can cause serious water damage and lead to mold growth in your attic. If you notice water damage, go into your attic when the sun is shining and see if any rays are piercing your roofing. You’ll need to properly seal these. If you can’t find holes, leaks may be occurring around the chimney or skylights, and a contractor will need to take a closer look.
3. Chimney Damage
If the mortar or sealant around your chimney is chipping away or eroded, you may begin experiencing leaks. A breaking chimney may also crumble and damage the rest of the structure. If you notice wear, have a roofing contractor examine your chimney. They can apply more mortar as needed or reseal around the base to prevent leaks and keep the structure strong.
In need of roof repairs? Price & Sons Roofing has served Kernersville, NC, for over 30 years and proudly maintains an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau®. The company proudly stands behind their work. They offer comprehensive residential and commercial roofing services, including repairs, design, and installation. You can explore their services and work on their website and schedule a consultation or inspection by calling (336) 869-6921.