Roof damage can expose your house to the elements, vermin, mold, mildew, and so much more. Before a simple repair becomes a full-blown replacement, it’s important to keep your eyes open for signs that could indicate a problem with your roof. Below are some of the signs and signals that could indicate an issue with your roof.


Moisture in the Attic:
The attic is a space that will hold water in little pools or dripping down the walls. Severe weather like rain, snow, hail, or even heavy winds can create opportunities for moisture to seep into your attic and allow mold to start growing. It’s a good idea to check your attic after large storms to ensure no water is getting through and causing additional damage. Roofing issues can go unnoticed for a while because the damage is happening in the roof, a place that can often be forgotten.


Peeling or Cracking Paint:
It’s normal for older houses to have some faded paint or even some peeling if the house hasn’t been updated in a while. But, if you start to see areas of paint damage that continue to grow this can be a sign of moisture issue indicating a leak in your roof.


Water Stains on the Ceiling:
Surprisingly, one of the most common signs of roof damage is one you can see from inside your house. Water stains on ceilings are a huge indicator of leaks coming from the roof. If the leak goes unnoticed or unresolved, it can begin to cause other issues in the house like mold.

Mold is often hard to detect but if the issue goes unnoticed, you not only need to repair your roof but may also need mold remediation as well. Keeping up to date with professional roof inspections is one of the best ways to prevent roof damage from getting out of hand.


Missing or Damaged Shingles:
This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how often homeowners notice missing or damaged shingles and don’t understand the extent of damage they could lead to. Any time you see missing or damaged shingles, you should get a professional roof inspection to ensure that there is no major damage hiding and to keep your roof in the best shape possible.

The best way to protect your roof is to always be proactive. Keep up with frequent professional roof inspections and anytime you notice signs of damage, call your Universal Roofing and Construction right away.