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Roof Problem Warning Signs

Don't wait until the ceiling caves in to discover you've got roof issues. Keep an eye out for these early warning signs of common roofing problems, and call in a professional roofer to repair any faults.

Missing tiles

The most obvious sign of a roof problem. Missing tiles or shingles should be replaced as soon as possible to avoid water damage to your roof and your home's interior.

Ceiling water spots

Keep an eye on the ceiling above you, especially during heavy rain. Dampness, water spots, sagging or mysterious mould patches are indications of a leaky roof.

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Cracked flashing

Look for cracks in your roof's flashing - the sheet metal installed between breaks in the tiles or shingles. Cracked flashing is one of the main causes of roof leaks.

Peeling paint

If your interior or exterior paint is peeling or blistered, it could indicate a poorly ventilated roof cavity. Talk to your roofer about improving your roof ventilation.

Buckled or cracked shingles

This is usually a sign that your shingles are getting old and should be replaced. It can also indicate a problem with the shingle underlay.

Grainy gutters

If you find a large amount of granules in the gutter after rain, it probably means your shingles are aging, and will need to be replaced.

Excessive energy bills

If your heating or cooling system is using more juice than it should, you might have a poorly ventilated roof space, or a problem with your insulation . Call in a professional to do a thorough inspection.

Inspect regularly

Don't wait until it's too late to fix any roofing issues. Give your roof a thorough inspection every twelve months or so, preferably after the rainiest part of the year.

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