Roof Warning Signs


Depending on the quality of materials and installation, the roof of a house can last many years. However, throughout its life it will experience its fair share of problems that will need to be repaired. How do you know if, and when, your roof needs your attention? Take a look at a few warning signs and what they mean:

Brown Stains on the Ceiling

The brown stains that you might find on your ceiling are water spots created by a roof leak. Locating the source of the roof leak is often tricky because the water can enter the roof from an area that’s far and away from the water spots. Head up to the attic during the next rainfall, or create your own rainfall with a hose, to look for the leak.

Filled Gutters

Cleaning your gutters is a part of routine property maintenance. Sometimes you can find small pieces of shingles sitting in the gutters. When the granule of a shingle starts to wear away, the shingle itself will begin to fall apart. This usually means that your roof is towards the end of its life.

Where Did It Go?

During your next roof inspection you may notice that your roof is missing shingles. This could be do to many reasons:

  • Animals are constantly walking across your roof.
  • The sealant or nails that hold the shingles down are damaged or missing.
  • Severe storms with harsh winds have exposed any weak or poorly installed shingles.

Replace any missing shingles as soon as possible because this can lead to a roof leak.

The roof of a home can sometimes run into a few problems, and there will usually be a warning sign that can expose it. When you discover the problem you can trust the experts at Preferred Exterior to correct it. Our professional installers will make sure that your roof is the best on the block! To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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