Top Signs That You May Need To Have Your Roof Repaired

17 March 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


As a homeowner, it is vital that you are making sure that your home is always in the best possible shape, especially when it comes to your roof. Therefore, you will want to know all of the top signs that may indicate a need for some repairs to your roof. To help you with this, you will want to check out the following signs.

You Spot Some Shingles On The Ground

Never make the mistake of assuming that it is normal for a shingle  or two to come loose from the roof and land on the ground. Once this happens, you need to prepare to have the roof repaired or replaced. If one shingle is coming off of the roof, more are bound to follow. This may be due to the fact that the shingles that are currently on the roof are so old that they are chipping apart and therefore becoming detached from the roofing nails that were holding them down.

You Can See Sunlight In Your Attic

It might be a good idea to climb into the attic once in a while in order to look for any natural light that may be coming in through the ceiling. There could be small holes in your roof that you may not be able to notice from the exterior. Make sure that you are going into your attic on a bright and sunny day and once you are in there, turn off the lights. Look all over the ceiling so you will be able to catch even the smallest amount of natural light coming in. If you find some natural light, it is vital that you are having your roof repaired immediately. Otherwise, rain will get into your home and ruin the structure of the roof, which can result in extremely expensive replacement costs.

You Spot Moss Growing On The Shingles

Sure, you might think moss growing on rocks and elsewhere throughout your yard has a nice look to it, but moss is not something that you want on your roof. If you notice any of it, you will need to contact a roofing contractor to check the condition of the roof structure and then replace the shingles. The reason moss is such a problem for roofing shingles is that the roots of the moss dig into the shingles and eventually break them apart. When the shingles fall apart, your roof is exposed to the elements and will become further damaged.

As you can see, there are some helpful signs to keep an eye out for. Just remember to take action as soon as you notice that something is going wrong in order to prevent further damages from occurring. For more information, contact companies like Nelson Contracting, LLC.