Don’t Miss These Warning Signs That a Roof Repair Is Needed

Here in the Bay Area, roofs can sustain damage from all sorts of natural events. Taking good care of your home’s roof is important because it protects the rest of your home’s structure as well as provides your family with protection from the elements. Here are 8 things to look for to alert you of a roofing problem:


1. Issues with flashing

Flashing is a common problem, and it is not a good one to have. You should have your roof regularly checked for cracks and dents along edges of the shingles and siding of your roof to avoid potential issues.

2. Buckling

Buckling occurs most often when too much moisture has collected in the roof. This can happen due to any number of problems, including a previous poorly done roofing job. Watch for buckling or sagging of your roof, particularly after heavy rain.

3. Damaged shingles

Damaged shingles can occur for any number of reasons. Hail is a common one, and it can be especially damaging to your roof’s shingles. After a big storm, be sure to inspect your roof for damage or call a professional roofer for a thorough assessment.

4. Blistering

Roof repair is often the solution when blistering occurs. Blistering is due to too much moisture accumulation in one spot. It results in a roof with an uneven appearance.

5. Dark spots

Dark spots are never a good sign when it comes to your roof. They are quite common due to things like aging, heat, and moisture. They can be corrected if caught early by replacing just the affected shingles as opposed to a complete re-roofing.

6. Granule loss

Granule loss usually happens as a roof ages. The rough granules on your roof’s shingles begin to smooth down and your roof is left with one less protective layer on top.

7. Moss

Moss can accumulate on roof shingles, causing the shingles to become soft and compromised. If caught early enough due to frequent roofing inspections, mossy shingles can be fixed by a simple cleaning.

8. Broken accessories

Sometimes damage occurs to your roof that doesn’t necessitate a complete re-roofing. Broken roof accessories such as vents, chimney parts, and pipes that surround your roof can sometimes break without you knowing it and without affecting the rest of the roof.

Contact a Bay Area Roofing Contractor ASAP If Any of the Above is Discovered

Keep a close eye on your roof for these 8 signs of roof damage. Maintaining a sturdy, moisture- and damage-free roof is essential to your health and safety. If you suspect that a recent storm or event has damaged parts of your roof, call a roofing contractor right away for an assessment of the damage. If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, and notice any of these warning signs, promptly contact Ben’s Roofing Inc. for an inspection, or call (510) 690-8570.