How To Spot Asphalt Shingle Damages

roof damage

Repairing Small Problems Early Can Prevent Large Problems Later.

As a homeowner, your roof is an important part of your largest investment. In order to keep it in tip top shape, it is always smart to address small damages quickly and repair them before they turn into larger damages. However, it can sometimes be hard to detect roofing damage early on if you aren’t sure what to look for. Today, we took some time to describe common and easy to spot signs of shingle damage that call for repairs. Luckily, if you can spot these signs early, basic shingle repairs are very inexpensive!

Damaged Flashing

Flashing is made from metal panels that can be found around the vents, chimney, and valleys of your roof. These work with our roof to prevent leaks, so your flashing should be repaired at the first sign of dents, rust, or shifting.

Broken Shingles

Shingles are  after broken by storms, hail, or falling debris. If you see any shingles that are torn, cracked,  shifted, crooked or split, they will need to be repaired.

Missing Shingles

If you have a shingle that is missing entirely, you should call fro repairs right away. A missing shingle leaves your decking vulnerable to water damage, which can lead to rot and mold.

Aging Shingles

As shingles age, they become sun damaged. If your shingles begin to look like they are balding, or if they are clawing or curling, they will need to be repaired ASAP.

If your roof displays any of those signs of minor damage, contact the professional roofers at Williams Roofing and Construction before the damage gets worse. Give us a call at 217-636-8071 today to get started!