5 Signs That Your Roof Needs to Be Repaired

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(Newswire.net — March 13, 2018) — If you spot a leak on your ceiling, it can be a sign that your roof is in immediate need of repair. There’s no reason to wait for leaks to appear in order to give your roof the attention it requires. You have many reasons to conduct a roof inspection even if there are no visible issues because it’s always better to ensure proper maintenance and save yourself the trouble of spending large sums of money on repairs.

The good news is that there are several warning signs telling you that your roof needs repairs and we will outline some of them in this article.

Your Roof is Older than 20 Years

Time takes its toll on all structures and roofs are no exception. If your roof is older than 20 – 25 years, it is a sign that it needs repairs. Typical asphalt shingle roofs last up to 30 years, but it’s best you don’t wait that long to conduct the necessary repairs.

Even if you cannot spot any visible signs of decay and your roof is older than 20 years, it is still a good idea to conduct a roof inspection.

The Shingles Are Broken or Missing

Missing or broken shingles are among the most visible signs your roof is in need of repair. Weather conditions can damage roof shingles which prevents water from being drained off properly. The water can then seep through and cause additional troubles.

If your roof has many shingles that are damaged or missing, it’s definitely a red alarm and you will most likely have to conduct necessary repairs.

Curling and Cracked Shingles

hingles curl due to many reasons and weather conditions – such as extreme heat – being one of the most common ones.

Typically, the edges of the shingles bend upwards, exposing the structure beneath which can cause leaks. Curling or cracked shingles are then more susceptible to damage caused by ice and snow.

Without urgent repairs, curling shingles may eventually mean that you need a completely new roof.   

Bare Spots

Bare spots can appear due to age, weather conditions or poor design, and they are usually a sign that your roof needs to be repaired. In most instances, the case behind bare spots is damaged shingles, which in turn is caused by missing granules that serve as protection.  

It’s essential that you spot the missing granules on time, and if you don’t act, the shingles will become damaged and cause leaks.


When leaks appear it is a sure sign that your roof needs repairing, and in some cases, it could mean that you will have to replace it altogether. Leaks and water stains may cause serious trouble in your home, such as mold, so it’s best you act quickly to prevent further damage.

Tip: There are cases when it’s difficult to spot leaks, and sometimes you may not even notice them at all. The best way to discover leaks on time and act before the problem gets out of hand is to conduct inspections. Be sure to climb to your attic and check out if there are any water stains or mold spots on the walls.