When roof damage occurs, sometimes it's possible to get the roof repaired instead of completely replaced. However, this is usually only a possibility if you tackle the situation early on. If you don't know about these warning signs, you could miss your chance. Here's what you should be keeping an eye out for.
Missing shingles are often one of the first signs that a roof is starting to fall apart. You may find shingles on the ground near your home, or you may just be able to see that there are bald spots on your roof. In either case, you need to contact a roofer right away.
These shingles are there to effectively weatherproof your roof. They keep water out and protect the roof from extreme temperatures and excess sun exposure. Without the shingles, your roof is much more likely to be damaged, but thankfully, if you act quickly, reshingling the roof is usually possible.
Mold on the ceiling is never a good sign. If you've had a plumber come out and investigate only to find no problems, then it's likely your roof is to blame.
Mold often develops on the ceiling before a noticeable leak starts. This is because it only takes a bit of moisture seeping through your roof to start triggering the development and growth of mold. While you can take steps to clean up the mold inside the house - and you should, as it's dangerous to be around - without fixing the roof, the problem will just come back until it develops into a full-fledged leak.
Dips or Sagging
Last but not least, dips or sagging on the roof are one of the biggest bad signs for a roof's well-being. Take a look at your roof from the outside. Does it look like there are parts of the roof that sort of dip lower than the rest of it? Or does the entire roof look somewhat concave? If so, you've got problems.
This kind of damage usually only happens when a roof has already been badly damaged. In this instance, you may need a full roof replacement. The only way to know for sure, though, is to contact a roofer for an inspection.
If you develop any of these problems, the only thing you can do is take action to tackle the problem immediately. Putting it off and waiting will only worsen the issue until a full roof replacement is the only option. Contact a roofer today to get help before it gets to this point.
To learn more, contact a roofing contractor.