While the average homeowner may not have the experience or tools to conduct a full roof inspection, there are some signs of disrepair that are obvious to spot. The following symptoms should prompt you to hire a professional roofing contractor to conduct further investigation. 

Roof Sagging

When a roof begins sagging it is typically caused by some sort of water damage. Heavy rain and snow are the usual culprits if the roof isn’t built to withstand that type of weather, or there are underlying structural problems. Reinforcing the roof with repairs and additional support can solve the issue. 

Loose roofing Tiles or Shingles

Again, the weather is the most likely cause of loose roofing tiles or shingles. Hail, snow, rain, and debris from strong winds can cause roofing tiles damage to roofing tiles. You should be able to spot these issues with the naked eye from the ground. However, using a suitable ladder to more closely inspect the roof will provide a more accurate assessment. 

Clogged Gutters

Clogged gutters can cause water to back-up and pool on your roof. As explained earlier in the blog, water is one of the most destructive forces when it comes to roof damage. If moisture can seep through any compromised area into the roof space, ceilings, or walls there is the potential for significant structural damage occurring. 

Moss and Mold Growth

Moss and mold growth can cause or indicate that there is excess water pooling on your roof. The problem with removing moss is that it often protects your tiles by creating a barrier where spaces exist. If you want moss and mold removed from your roof, it is important to hire a professional roof contractor who can remove the material, clean the roof, and repair any damaged spaces to prevent moisture intrusion. 

For more advice on safe roof inspection or to book a free inspection, call Van Horn Construction today.