Some water damage is easy to spot, but other types can sneak up on you. Interior leaks are obvious signs of water damage, but sometimes it takes a trained eye to tell if a roof has water-related problems. Here are some things to look out for:
- Damaged or Missing Shingles – If you can see that shingles are missing, it’s possible that there is water damage beneath them. Curling or otherwise damaged shingles are another sign of underlying moisture problems.
- Sagging Areas – If there is an area on your roof that appears concave, it could be sagging due to wood rot. Standing water promotes rot, which weakens the structure of the roof. This problem should be addressed as soon as possible.
- Fungal Growth – Wet leaves and tree limbs can be the source of mold growth. Check your shingles for any areas near trees that appear to have green or gray mildewed patches.
- Gutters – Gutters are important for draining water from your roof. Check them regularly, as well as the downspout, to make sure that they are clear of debris.
If your roof has been damaged by water, call us now so that we can inspect it and give you an estimate for repairs. Remember – the longer you wait, the worse the damage can get. We look forward to working with you!