You don’t need to consult the internet to know you need to call a roof repair company when you have water coming into your home or find a brown spot on your ceiling. However, not all signs that you need roof repair are so obvious. As a Franklin, WI roof repair company we’ve helped many homeowners who said, I wish I’d know the signs. So, in an effort to help others, we’re going to give you some tips to help you avoid a major roof leak and know when to call us.

Tip #1 – Know Your Roof

We can’t stress enough how important it is to walk around your home and look at the exterior from the roof to the foundation. Anytime you see anything that’s different than before, you need to call an expert in that field. When it comes to your roof, take note of how it looks in different light. This will help you spot irregularities like a bubbling area or shingles that have a different color. Both could be signs you have an issue with your roof. If you can’t easily see to the top of your roof, use binoculars.

Tip #2 – Know These Signs of a Roofing Issue

When looking around your home, knowing what to look for that could indicate a roofing issue is key to knowing when to call. Here are our top ten:

  • Missing shingles
  • Misaligned shingles
  • Shingles with curling or bent edges
  • Shingles that don’t lie flat against your roof
  • Bubbling or warped looking roof
  • Gutters that are no longer properly affixed to your home
  • Increased quantity of shingle granules in your downspouts
  • Staining or streaking on your roof
  • Bent or no longer sealed flashing
  • Rotting fascia boards

Call your local roof repair company if you see any of these signs.

Tip #3 – Don’t Forget the Inside

Your roof deck (the wood on your roof that the shingles are nailed to) can give you an early warning that you are about to have a problem. You shouldn’t be able to see daylight through your roof. If you notice black streaks on your roof deck in your attic, you likely have a small roof leak. Stopping it now will prevent a major repair. Lastly, look at your insulation. If it looks compressed or is obviously wet, call your local roof repair company for a roofing inspection. You have a roof leak.

Frank-dale Roofing & Exteriors is Your Local Roof Repair Company

We’re locally owned and operated and ready to help you with your roofing issues. We service Waukesha county and surrounding communities. Call us today at (414) 425-5796 or fill out our contact form for your free roofing inspection.