Dealing With Common Roofing Problems

Jul 2, 2020 | Roofing, Spouting

Years of constant exposure to the elements will eventually take their toll on your roof. Missing shingles, water stains and fluctuations in indoor temperature—all these signs point to roofing problems. It’s important to keep an eye out for these red flags and act before the problem can worsen. Here are some common issues you might be dealing with right now.

leaky-interior-ceiling.pngWater Spots in Your InteriorRoof leaks are problematic because most homeowners don’t realize they have one until they see obvious damage in their home—by which point the leak has reached an advanced stage. Tte source of a leak is often in a totally different part of your home from where you see water damage, which can further complicate the problem. Water typically travels along your roof panels before dripping onto your insulation, leaving telltale water spots on your ceiling. While water spots in your interior don’t always mean you have a roof leak, it’s best to schedule a professional inspection to make sure.

gutter.pngExcessive Granules in Your DownspoutOn a newly installed roof, granules in the gutters are not a cause for concern, as they’re just loose granules that fell off during installation. However, if you have an old roof that’s shedding granules, this could be a sign that your shingles are deteriorating. Your granules protect your shingles from the sun’s harmful UV rays, so when they start falling off, your shingles can become brittle and eventually crack. If you notice that your gutters have been inefficient lately, there might be granules and other debris blocking the flow of water. Turn to us for a professional roofing inspection.

missing-shingle.pngMissing ShinglesDark, patchy areas on your roof can be a sign that some of your shingles are missing. This can either be due to small animals running up and down your roof or a damaged sealant strip. Shingles usually have sealant on their underside that holds them in place. Once they become old and brittle, the sealant starts to fail and your shingles can come loose.

If you observe any of these problems, contact Greenawalt Roofing Company today at 717-898-6000.Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. Gutters and spouting play an important role in the performance of your roof. As part of the free roof inspection we offer you, we will examine these and, if needed, make recommendations for replacement.

Once your roof is in shape, remember the rest of your home’s exterior. Greenawalt Roofing Company is your trusted exterior professional, and we install siding, doors and windows.


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