You think your roofing system is tough until a violent storm strikes.
A single storm can cause a lot of damage to your roofing system. Fortunately, you can avoid spending more on roofing repair or replacement services by immediately spotting problem areas before they worsen.
In this article, the experts at John Peters Roofing will talk about the signs of water damage you should keep an eye out for after a storm, which include:
1. Granules in Gutters
One indicator that your roofing system is getting weaker is the appearance of granules in your gutters. This means that your roofing shingles have lost their protective granules. These small and seemingly insignificant bits of shingles can soon become a bigger problem as your shingles lose strength over time and become prone to cracking, which can lead to leaks and other issues.
2. Spongy Wood Decks
Water can pass through roof materials and seep into the wood deck. Once the water accumulates on the roof deck, the material becomes spongy or soft over time. The water on the deck can cause rotting, which compromises the structural integrity of the whole system. Water spots can be seen on your ceiling as a sign of water intrusion.
3. Holes in the Roofing
Once the weather clears, check your roofing system from the attic during the day. If you can see light streaming in, you are looking at holes in your roofing material. At this point, it doesn’t matter how big a hole is. A hole in your roof is a hole in your roof, and must be addressed, especially before the next severe weather event hits.
Have a roofing project you need some help on? John Peters Roofing is the expert roofer to call! We do exterior and interior work and can give your home a fresh look! From roof repair and siding replacement to gutters and everything in between, we have the expertise you are looking for. Just get in touch with us at (317) 786-3315 to get started. We serve Indianapolis and the surrounding communities.