Spotting Roof Damage

Your roof is one of the most vulnerable parts of your home. It is susceptible to damage from weather, age, and other factors. Identifying roof damage early can save you time, money, and headaches down the road. Here are a few ways to look for potential roof damage:

  • Visual Inspection:
    • Start by visually inspecting your roof from the ground. Look for missing, cracked, or damaged shingles, as well as any signs of sagging or unevenness.
    • Check for areas where the roof meets other structures such as chimneys, vents, and skylights, as these are common spots for leaks and damage.


  • Attic Inspection:
    • Take a flashlight and inspect your attic for signs of water damage or leaks. Look for water stains, mold, or mildew on the walls, ceiling, and insulation.
    • Pay attention to any beams or rafters that appear wet or discolored, as these could indicate an active leak.


  • Gutter Examination:
    • Clean your gutters regularly and inspect them for granules from asphalt shingles, which can indicate shingle deterioration.
    • Look for excessive debris buildup in the gutters, as this can cause water to back up and potentially damage the roof.


  • Inspect Flashing and Seals:
    • Check the flashing around chimneys, vents, and other roof penetrations for signs of damage or deterioration. Ensure that it is securely attached and sealed to prevent water intrusion.
    • Inspect the seals around vent pipes and other roof penetrations for cracks or gaps, as these can also lead to leaks.


  • Look for Interior Signs of Damage:
    • Pay attention to signs of water damage on interior ceilings and walls, such as water stains, peeling paint, or sagging drywall. These could indicate a roof leak.

Regular inspections are crucial for maintaining the integrity of your roof and preventing costly damage to your home. Head over to our website to schedule an inspection and if needed, we can help with a roof repair or replacement.