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Subtle Signs You May Have a Roof Leak

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Do you have a roof leak? You could have one and not even know about it. A leaky roof isn’t just an inconvenience – it can lead to major damage inside your home. Water that gets in through the roof can lead to mold and mildew, compromised structural integrity of your home, and damage to your attic and ceilings. Here are some signs you may have a roof leak:

Missing Shingles

Whether from a severe storm, high winds, or age, missing shingles mean your roof could be leaking. The shingles are the barrier to the elements, and if one or more are missing, your home is vulnerable to water leaks and damage.

Roof Granules on Your Sidewalk or Driveway

Asphalt roof shingles have a coating of granules that help make them strong and protective. If there is damage to the shingles or they are beginning to break down, those granules will start to come off and get washed down to the gutter, sidewalk, and driveway. If you see these, it’s time for a roof inspection.

Signs of Water Damage in Your Attic

You probably don’t go in the attic very often, but it’s a good idea to at least peek up there from time to time. Take a look at the ceiling and joists to check for water damage, darkened wood, sagging insulation, or mold. If you notice any of these signs, call a roofing professional right away. 

It can be hard to tell if your roof is leaking. Keep an eye out for the above signs that you have roof damage, but it’s also a good idea to have your roof inspected annually. For any questions or concerns regarding a roof leak or for professional inspections, repair, and replacement, contact the experts at Premiere Roofing.