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Telltale Signs that Roofing Repairs May be Needed

Updated on July 30, 2015

When your roof has a leak, you don’t want to just sit back and wait to see what happens next. Yes, a roof leak may be one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares –especially if it is a serious leak- but leaving a damaged roof alone is a costly problem. Roof repairs are seldom sudden problems. In fact, in most cases, a significant roof repair is a result of a problem that has existed for some time and if one had known the signs, could have addressed long before there was a serious problem.

The signs that you may be in need of a roofing repair may be internal or external, so you need to be proactive in your inspection or awareness. Some things to watch for include:

Exterior Signs –

  • Wet insulation in your attic
  • Finding granules from your shingles in the storm gutters
  • Shingles that are curling or missing
  • Broken tiles
  • Shingles granules no longer being visible

Interior Signs –

  • Wallboards in your home that are discolored
  • Paint that is cracking or peeling
  • Wallpaper that has begun to peel away from the wall
  • Mildew or mold on your ceilings or walls
  • Brown spots on the ceiling

If you have noticed any of these issues, then you , or perhaps a roofing repair professional, will need to determine what the next steps should. If you opt to do this yourself then you need to realize that following situations are strong indicators that a new roof is likely.

  • If your roof is more than 20 years old
  • If you have more than one leak in your roof
  • If you are still having leaks, even after a numerous repairs

So, now that you know the facts and signs to look for, you can save yourself time and perhaps money, by calling in a roofing repair company to correct the problem sooner and not later. If you are not sure that your roof is in the best possible shape, consider calling a roofing repair expert and having them check out your roof. In the Minneapolis area, one such company is Eastern Roofing and Siding. Whether you call this company or a roofing company in your area, don’t hesitate to get help if you are seeing any of the signs mentioned. Even if it is a false alarm, you can know that your roof is able to do its job and your home will be secured.

Many websites provide additional information on the topic of roofing repairs. One such site worth visiting is

Janet Slagell independently authors articles for, Inc. for search engine marketing. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those solely of the author, and not of any other person, company or organization. No guarantee or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, fitness, or use of the content herein.


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