For most homeowners, water damage in the ceiling is the first indication that the roof has a leak. However, there are actually a number of signs to look out for before this point that will tell you you need roof repair. Knowing these signs can help you prevent roof leaks, saving you significant money in repairing water damage in your home:
Here are four signs that your roof needs immediate repair:
- Leak in Attic: After a heavy strong or wind-driven rain, we recommend inspecting your attic for signs of leaking. Look for water spots, and call us if you find any. Leaks can travel far from their source, so we will inspect your roof to find the source of the leak. We’ll then repair all the areas where water has damaged your roof.
- Missing Shingles: We recommend periodically inspecting your roof for missing shingles from the ground with a pair of binoculars. Call us right away if you spot any missing shingles—even if it’s just one or two—as this means your underlayment is exposed and susceptible to leaks.
- Loose Flashings: As a roof and gutter installation expert, we recommend calling us if you spot any loose flashings on your roof. Flashings are strips of metal that reinforce the areas around the roof penetrations, the roof valley, and other vulnerable areas of your roof. Gaps in the flashing can provide water with direct access to your underlayment, where it can damage your roof’s structure. Fortunately, we can easily repair this problem.
- Buckling Shingles: This can be caused by age or an improperly installed underlayment. We need to inspect your roof to be sure. Buckling shingles are a problem because water can enter through the gaps. They are also more susceptible to getting blown off by the wind. We will repair any damaged areas of your roof and replace your shingles if necessary.
In addition to roofing, we install skylights and replace siding and gutters as well. The Thomas Roofing Company is one of the most experienced roofing companies in the local area. We have been serving our customers since 1924, and we’ve completed countless successful roof repair projects. We serve Ellicott City and Columbia, MD. Call us at (410) 692-8998 to learn more about the signs you need roof repair. You can also request a free quote.