There are a number of signs that your roof might be in need of repair. Some of these signs are more obvious than others. Some are visible and some take a bit more investigation to discover. Below we explore a few of the most common questions people ask about roof repairs to help you determine if it’s time to bring in a professional. 

What Are the Most Common Signs of Roof Damage? 

There are several signs that your roof is in need of repair. Some of the most obvious ones include a sagging, cracked, or warped appearance. Usually, you can easily spot these signs by simply observing your house from some distance. 

Specifically, the condition of your shingles can offer insights into your roof’s condition. If they are curling, cracking, or blistering, it may be time for some work. Additionally, look for missing or damaged pieces of flashing as this is also an indicator of needed roof repair and can lead to leaks in your home if left unaddressed. 

Leaks are another apparent and common sign of roof damage. If you have been experiencing leaks on the top floor of your home, no matter if they are minor or severe, it is time for a roof inspection ASAP. You don’t want to wait until the next thunderstorm to address this problem. 

Finally, if your energy and gas bills have been on the rise, seemingly inexplicably, your roof could be the culprit.    

Can Siding and Gutters Also Indicate Roof Damage?

The short answer is absolutely! Visible and structural damage to your siding, such as rot and warping, can be indicators of a variety of problems with your roof and its management of rainwater and snow accumulation. 

Gutters can present roof issues too. You’ll want to look for accumulated debris in your gutters as a first run-through assessment. If your gutters appear to be piling up, there could be an issue with how the roof is directing rain and debris.  

Can I Repair a Leak Myself? 

It’s not advisable. Though some roof problems can be addressed by a layperson, you never know when you’re going to encounter a bigger issue while traipsing around on your roof. Most roof repairs are more complicated than they might initially appear, and you want a trained and experienced professional on the job. Additionally, roof manufacturers will void your warranty if repairs are attempted by anyone other than a professional, so it pays to invest in a professional roofer’s expertise. 

Does My Roof Need to be Replaced or Can it be Repaired? 

In many cases, your roof can be repaired. However, the severity and type of problem will truly determine the answer to your situation. If your roof is not that old and appears to be in generally good condition, you will likely get by with a repair. But if the roof is old, you are uncertain of its exact age, or it has obvious structural damage, a replacement may be recommended. At Standard Roofing & Restoration, we are expert roofers, not salesmen, so we will be honest with you about what your roof and home actually need and how best to address issues as they arise.  

Do I Need a Roof Repair? 

Not sure if you need a roof repair? No problem! Have an expert determine the answer with a free roof inspection that includes an honest and professional assessment of your roof’s needs

Don’t wait! If your shingles are damaged, you have leaks in your home, improper ventilation, visible wood rot, a sagging roof, and/or your energy bills are increasing, your roof likely needs repair, and we’re here to help. Contact Standard Roofing & Restoration for roof repair in Milwaukee.