Don't Let Summer Storms Ruin Your Roof: Spot Signs of Roof Damage

Summer is a time for barbecues, pool days, and enjoying the sunshine. But those scorching temperatures and afternoon thunderstorms can also wreak havoc on your roof. Here at Green Attic Insulation, we know a healthy roof is essential for a happy home, so we want to empower you to identify potential problems before they become major headaches.

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This summer, be proactive and become a roof damage detective! Here are some key signs to watch out for:

Missing Shingles:

This is a clear indication that your roof's protective layer is compromised. Missing shingles expose the underlayment and roof deck to the elements, increasing the risk of leaks and water damage.

Granule Loss:

Asphalt shingles are coated with small granules that offer protection from UV rays and impact. Over time, these granules can wear away naturally. However, excessive granule loss, especially in concentrated areas, can signal potential shingle deterioration.

Curling or Cracked Shingles:

Extreme heat can cause asphalt shingles to curl at the edges or develop cracks. This weakens the shingles and makes them more susceptible to wind damage and leaks.

Visible Roof Leaks:

This is the most obvious sign of a problem, but it's also the most urgent. If you see water stains on your ceilings or walls, it indicates a leak in your roof. Don't delay – address this issue immediately to prevent further water damage.

Interior Signs:

Even without a visible leak, moisture problems can manifest inside your home. Look for signs like peeling paint, warped ceilings, or musty odors, which could indicate trapped moisture caused by roof damage.

Flashing Issues:

Flashing is the metal material used to seal around roof penetrations like chimneys and vents. Check for any signs of rust, corrosion, or gaps in the flashing. Damaged flashing can allow water to seep into your roof system.

Early Detection is Key:

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By keeping an eye out for these signs of summer roof damage, you can catch problems early before they escalate into costly repairs. Here are some additional tips:

Schedule Inspection

Schedule a Pre-Summer Inspection:

Flashing is the metal material used to seal around roof penetrations like chimneys and vents. Check for any signs of rust, corrosion, or gaps in the flashing. Damaged flashing can allow water to seep into your roof system.

Keep Gutters Clean

Keep Gutters Clean:

Clogged gutters can lead to water backup under the shingles, causing damage. Regularly clean your gutters throughout the summer, especially after heavy storms.

Don't Wait Until It Rains:

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Summer might be the season for fun, but it's also a crucial time to pay attention to your roof's health. By being proactive and knowing the signs of damage, you can ensure your roof protects your home all season long.

Contact Green Attic Insulation Today!

If you suspect roof damage, don't hesitate to contact Green Attic Insulation. Our experienced team can provide a thorough inspection and recommend the best course of action to keep your roof strong and secure. We offer a variety of services, including roof repair and replacement, to ensure your home is protected year-round. Let us help you enjoy a worry-free summer under a healthy roof!

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