Leaks, cracks and other forms of roof damage can often be hard to find. They are usually things you’ll only notice during heavy rains and suddenly there’s water everywhere in your home. That’s why it is important to spot signs of damage immediately, preferably before they become a bigger issue.
If you suspect your roof may have sustained damage, it’s best to call in professional roofers from D & M Roofing to address the problem right away. Look out for these signs periodically and after every major storm in your area:
Mold Growth and Water Stains
This is one of the most tell-tale signs of hidden roof damage. Sometimes It might not even seem like it is coming from your roof, but if there are moisture stains on your walls or unsightly green or black mold and mildew growing inside your home, chances are your roof could be to blame. It could be a result of improper ventilation or leaks or something else. Either way, make sure to have it checked out ASAP.
Seeing Sunlight in Your Attic
You shouldn’t normally see sunlight in your attic, so if you head up there during the day to take a peak and see cracks of light coming through, this can be a sign that your roof has holes. This is a severe issue since it usually means the damage has gone through your roofing sheets and underlayment. Schedule a complete roofing inspection right away.
Shingles exposed to direct sunlight and harsh weather over the years can wear down and start to curl or buckle. Look at your rooftop’s slopes and check for buckled edges or flapping corners as well, as they are often precursors to shingle damage. Curling shingles can mean that the underside of your roof is exposed and it is only a matter of time before the damage worsens.
D & M Roofing is certified by two industry-leading manufacturers, GAF and CertainTeed, making us the premier choice for in-depth roof inspections, roof repairs and replacement. If you suspect you have a damaged roof, or you simply want to practice proactive maintenance, call us at (330) 968-0002 or fill out our contact form for a FREE consultation. We proudly serve homeowners across Canton and Akron, OH.