Leaks in your roof are never a good thing, and one of the most common seasons of the year where they're noticed is the springtime. Between a combination of high moisture levels and possible damage to the roof from the prior winter, it's not uncommon for leaks to arise in roofs before or during the spring period -- how can you tell if this has happened on your roof?
At Whitaker Roofing, we're happy to provide a variety of residential roofing services, including roof inspections and checkups that are ideal for identifying common roof concerns like leaks. What are some possible signs that your roof is at-risk of spring leaks or is already dealing with them, whether they're noticed by you or one of our professionals? Here are several to keep an eye out for, especially if your roof has had leaking issues in the past.
One of the most common signs that your roof is at risk of leaks is if it's missing shingles. This can be due to high winds or severe weather damaging or dislodging them, but oftentimes it's simply because they've worn down over time and need to be replaced. If you notice any bald spots or entirely missing shingles on your roof, it's important to contact a professional right away to have them replaced or repaired -- otherwise, you may start seeing leaks spring up in those areas.
Another sign that your roof is at risk of leaks is if you start noticing an abundance of granules from your shingles in your gutters. This is a sign that the shingles are starting to degrade and may not be able to protect your roof as well as they need to, leading to leaks. If you see granules in your gutters, it's important to have a professional inspect your roof to see if repairs or replacement is necessary.
Roofs that are older, particularly those that are more than 20 years old, are also more susceptible to spring leaks. This is because they've had more time to degrade and be worn down by the elements, making them more likely to develop holes or cracks that lead to leaks. If your roof is getting up there in age, it's important to have it inspected regularly to ensure that it's still in good condition and doesn't need to be replaced.
If you're concerned about your roof and potential spring leaks, the best thing you can do is have it inspected by a professional. At Whitaker Roofing, we're happy to provide roof inspections and checkups to help ensure that your roof is in good condition. Contact us today to schedule an inspection, or to learn about any of our other services, which include roof repair and roof replacement when necessary.