How to Tell if Your Roof Sustained Water Damage


The weather in many parts of the US weather can be extremely tough on your roof. Wind, rain, and snow take their toll every year, but it is important to stay on top of your roof’s health. It is recommended that you inspect your roof every spring and fall for any weather-related damage. A damaged roof can lead to serious issues if not addressed quickly. What exactly should you be looking for when you inspect your roof? Inspect your roof for:


Signs of Moisture

Check for signs of moisture, mold, or rot, especially on the lowest parts of your roof where water may pool.


Sagging Spots

If you notice any spots on your roof that are sagging, now is the time to repair them before they lead to more serious issues.


Damaged Shingles

You are looking for cracked, curled, torn, bald, or missing shingles.


Loose Material Around Chimneys

Look for lose material or wear around chimneys, vents and pipes. Make sure there are no gaps where water can penetrate.


Loose Shingle Granules

If you find shingle granules, which look like grains of sand, in your gutters or below your downspouts it’s a sign of advanced wear on your roof.


Check the flashing on your roof

The most common place for water to enter your home is at the chimney flashing. A damaged or deteriorated flashing can allow water into the attic and cause mold and other water damage.


If you inspect your attic and notice any sagging spots, black areas that look like mold, or see sunlight shining through the roof, it’s time to call the roofing experts at Blackstone Exteriors. It only takes 24 hours for mold to develop in the right circumstances, putting you and your family at risk of becoming ill.