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Common Signs of Roof Damage

Roof damage can be one of the most expensive fixes in or outside of your home. Your roof protects the rest of your home and everything within it, so it’s important to know when it needs repairs. Keep reading to learn some of the more common signs of roof damage.

Missing or Damaged Shingles

If you have any kind of shingles for your roofing, this tip may seem obvious. Shingles that become damaged from inclement weather or have been stripped down by people climbing on your roof. Missing or damaged shingles can create space for water to seep into your home which can lead to water damage, mold, and rot.

Shingles may go missing after heavy damage from weather such as hail or high winds. If you notice shingles missing from your roof, contact a professional team to come out and assess your best options and start repairs.

 

Loose Granules

Your asphalt shingles are made in three layers—there’s a backing layer, an asphalt layer, and a granule layer. The granule layer is the layer that gives your shingles a distinct color, but problems with the granules can be more than aesthetic.

Loose or missing granules are normal thanks to the daily wear and tear your roof goes through, but too many can be a sign of premature wearing of your shingles. Usually, the only cause for concern will be finding many loose granules from a very old or brand new roof, but if you’re worried about the number of loose granules in your gutters, contact a professional to inspect your roof.

 

Visible Damage

One of the more obvious signs of roof damage will be visible damage to your roof. Visible damage doesn’t need to be diagnosed as serious by a licensed roofer but will need to be repaired or replaced. Obvious holes, leaks you can trace back to the source, and storm or natural disaster damage can create monumental problems for your home.

Roof damage that isn’t addressed can lead to major problems over time. Leaking leads to mold growth which can lead to rot—next thing you know the entire structure of your home is at risk.

Our Gainesville roofing team has experience in roof inspections, repairs, and replacements—we know the most important thing to you is your home and your family and we’ll work to get the job done quickly and effectively.

Contact Division Kangaroof at (678) 582-2899 to schedule an inspection or consultation with our team.

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