Most of the time, the key to making your roofing system last longer is identifying problems before they become serious. This can be particularly challenging as a lot of common roofing issues tend to be unnoticeable until they are not. Leaks, for example, have symptoms that are only visible from inside the roofing structure, and, by the time the leaks reach your interiors, it’s often already too late for preventive measures.
As a homeowner, it’s important to familiarize yourself with some of the most common indicators of roofing problems, especially those that are not easily noticed. Here are a few of “silent” signs that your roof might be in trouble.
Stains on Your Siding, Walls and Ceiling
Keep an eye out for any sign of staining, especially on your ceilings and walls. This could be a sign that your roofing system has developed leaks. If you can spot these discolored marks while they are still small, there’s a chance you can fix the problem before they develop into something worse. Pay close attention to your exterior siding as well because leaks could also extend to your exteriors.
Bent, Broken or Blown-off Shingles
Missing shingles mean that the vulnerable underlayment of your roof is exposed to the elements. Over time, this could progress into bigger problems for the rest of your roof. Walk around your house, and try to spot any damaged shingles from the ground. Contact your local roofing contractor if you see even one shingle showing signs of a problem.
Clogged Gutters and Downspouts
The gutters and downspouts around your roofing system are there to help drain any water off the roof. Make sure you keep them clean and free of any debris or blockages that could lead to serious leakages inside your roofing structure.
At the first sign of roofing problems, turn to our professionals at Goodrich Roofing. Give us a call at (505) 219-4450, or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection or request a free quote on roof repairs and replacement today. We serve customers in New Mexico and other neighboring communities.