If you have an aging roof or had a heavy storm recently, it’s a good idea to check for roof damage. As your roof ages, it will sustain normal wear and tear. Here are some signs to to watch for when inspecting your roof for damage.
If you can spot roof damage from the ground, then you probably have serious roof damage. You should look for missing shingles, cracks, curling or lifted shingles, and anything else that looks unusual. Most asphalt shingle roofs last 20 to 30 years, so if your roof falls in that timeframe, you should check for roof damage once a year.
Shiny or Bald Spots
A less obvious sign of roof damage is shiny or bald spots on your shingles. Asphalt or composition shingles are covered in a layer of granules to help protect them from sunlight and other elements. However, over time this protective layer can wear down, leaving shingles shiny and bald. Hail can also knock shingle granules loose. Check your gutters for granules, and if you find a significant amount, call a roofer for an inspection.
Wet or Soggy Shingles
While up on your roof, look out for wet or soggy patches of shingles. This can indicate serious water damage and a possible leak in your roofing system. Your shingles should always be dry and sturdy. If you find sunken, warped, or soggy shingles, call a roofer right away to prevent further damage.
Taking care of your roof will help extend its life and keep your home safe and dry. If you need roof repair in Dallas, TX, call Firehouse Roofing at 972-737-1451! We also provide roof inspections to identify roof damage and any other problems.