- Mike Larsen
The 5 Least Obvious Signs of Damage To Your Columbiaville Roof
Signs of roof damage, such as leaks and wet spots, are typically quite obvious and easy to spot. But what about the less obvious signs? These are often more subtle and may require a specialized eye to find.
it is possible for you to notice some of these signs if you know what you are looking for and where to find them.
Here are 5 of some of the least obvious signs of damage on your roof.
1. Animals Running Around on Your Roof
When it comes to signs pointing to roof damage, animals on your roof may seem the most odd. After all, squirrels, raccoons and other critters climb trees and can easily access your roof. However, it is a real problem that needs attention as soon as possible. Wild animals often find easy-to-hide-in broken areas on your roof. An ever-growing number of wild animals rustling around on your roof may indicate a wide-open area for animals to invade.
2. Whistling Sounds in Your Home
Is there a mysterious air flow or whistling sounds in your home? There is a chance that these are signs of roof damage. Small, but persistent, roof damage may create an air flow that is hard to pinpoint without carefully inspecting your house. This fact is especially true if your home is fully sealed and yet still has a weird air flow sound.
3. Black Spots on the Roof
Most homeowners are likely to ignore signs of roof damage like black spots. While it may seem like a common issue, black spots can be a dangerous problem that require professional roof repair right away. Neglecting or ignoring black spots on your roof opens it up to progressively-worsening problems, including expanding mold and larger leaks. These will often be more difficult to notice if you are using black shingles on your roof.
4. Buckling Shingles
Missing shingles are a very obvious sign of roof damage. buckling shingles can be more difficult to identify. While they are typically easier to spot than other types of damage on this list, you may only notice them if you are physically up on the roof. As a result, signs of roof damage like this often go overlooked. Make sure to inspect your roof at least once a year to avoid this danger—even better if you can get a professional opinion.
5. Nails at the Edge of Your Roof or Home
Another strange sign that your roof is suffering from damage is nails along the edge of your house. How in the world does this indicate roofing damage? Think of what happens if nails come out of your roof and end up getting displaced. These nails have to go somewhere. As a result, they are likely to roll off your roof and end up either in the gutters or along the sides of your home.