We all know that with a goof roof, our family is protected from rain, heat, snow, hail, and other natural elements that we experience every day and every season.
But when was the last time you had your roof checked by an Ann Arbor roofing expert? To ensure that your shingles remain in good shape to give you protection for years to come, it is essential that you do routine maintenance to detect any issue before it transforms into a major problem. Yes, even a tiny hole can cause tremendous damage if left unattended over time.
To make sure that your roof is safe from leakage or other issues, here are five common damage signs you have to watch out for:
- 1. Damaged Flashing
Flashing—the thin metal sheet, fitting, strip, or angle that covers a seam or the transition spot in a roof—is the most vulnerable area for a leak. In newer roofs, this can be caused by incorrect installation or the poor quality of materials used.
- 2. Damaged or Missing Shingles
Improperly fastened shingles can easily yield to severe weather. Older shingles dry or crack as a result of exposure to harsh weather conditions that cause your roof to leak.
- 3. Excess Granule Loss
The top surface of your shingles is applied with crushed rock coated with a ceramic coating and then fired. When this is depleted, your roof can be more susceptible to leaks. Granule loss is also an indication that your shingles have neared or have reached the end of their life.
- 4. Water Stains on Ceiling and Walls
If you notice bubbles forming on the walls or ceilings or mold or mildew growing on these areas, water has seeped through holes, damaged shingles, or broken flashing.
- 5. Higher Power Consumption
Yes, a leak in your roof can cause your electricity bill to surge because holes here and there can compromise your home’s insulation, which in turn can cause for your heating or cooling systems to work harder.
Your commitment to keep your roofs in top condition will give your family the comfort and safety they deserve. If your roof is showing any of these signs, call us at (877) 228-5658 to schedule your free in-home estimate. Our team of skilled roofing specialists can detect various roof leak issues. For more information or any other concerns regarding your roofing in Ann Arbor, contact Tittle Brothers Construction today.