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The Top 5 Signs of Roof Damage Everyone Wishes Somebody Had Told Them


This is something we often say in the roofing business: people rarely think about the roof of their home until they really need it. We want to help change that with information that gives local homeowners the knowledge necessary to understand when it’s time to schedule a roof inspection—and possibly roofing repair in Houston, TX. Don’t wait until it’s too late and the damage has gotten worse! Here are the top five signs of roof damage that everyone wishes somebody had told them about earlier.

An Important Safety Note

Before we begin, we want to remind you never to get up on your own roof. It’s not safe unless you have the proper equipment professionals use. When you conduct a visual inspection of your roof, bring a ladder, climb to the upper rungs, and survey the top of your house from that perspective. You’ll be able to see the signs from that perspective.

1. Missing or Damaged Shingles

One of the most noticeable signs of roof damage is missing or damaged shingles. These vulnerable areas expose your roof to potential water damage and compromise its ability to withstand rain and hail. Damaged shingles can also compromise the overall integrity of the roof, leading to damage to the roof deck that may require replacing the entire roof.

2. Sagging or Uneven Roof

A sagging or uneven roof is not only ugly looking, but it’s also a potential structural issue. This may indicate underlying problems with the roof deck, posing a risk of more severe damage if it’s not repaired. Water pooling in uneven areas will accelerate deterioration and increase the risk of leaks.

3. Granule Loss in Gutters

Check your gutters regularly for granule loss, as this may signal aging or damaged shingles. The granules on shingles provide UV protection and help maintain the roof’s overall condition. Loss of granules weakens this protection, leaving your roof vulnerable to the damaging effects of the sun.

4. Clogged or Damaged Gutters

Gutters play a crucial role in directing water away from your roof and foundation. Clogged or damaged gutters will ruin this, leading to water accumulation on the roof and water damage. Regular gutter maintenance is essential to ensure they work properly at channeling water where it needs to go.

5. Leaks and Water Stains

This is an interior sign: leaks and water stains on your ceiling or walls are indications of roof damage allowing water through. Ignoring these signs can lead to mold growth and structural damage to the roof and other parts of the house. You want these problems fixed ASAP before you have major damage to your home.

How We Can Help

As soon as you see signs of roof damage, you can put away the ladder and contact our team. We have extensive experience in roofing and know how to identify and locate damaged areas and how to repair them. We’ll also help with important documentation if you plan on filing a claim with your insurance provider.

Don’t wait until the damage becomes extensive—schedule a roof inspection with Reign Roofing today and keep that roof over your head.

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