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What Are the Signs of a Bad Roof?

The importance of a roof does not need to be overstated. It may possibly be the most important part of the house. While it is desirable to get a professional opinion, here are some major signs of a bad roof that you can keep an eye out for.


Leaks are likely the most obvious sign that something bad has occurred to your roof. Whether it is from a storm or poor installation. Leaks need not be water dripping in your living room, although that can certainly be the case. Often, when there are leaks, the source may not necessarily originate directly above the leak. Water will take the path of least resistance, and this is true of a roof leak as well. Therefore, if you have a leak, it’s extremely important to begin investigating a fix with a professional.

Ponding Water

Standing water is the last thing you want on your roof. It should all drain down to the gutters and downspouts. If you find water ponding on your roof. This can be a sign that the gutters and downspouts are clogged. It can also be a sign that the roof was improperly installed, there has been storm damage, or the roof is beginning to fail.

Sagging Roof

Sagging is a clear sign of failing structural integrity. Sagging is usually caused by rot or some damage to the structural wood components of the roof. However, it could be a sign of bad installation as well. If you notice a sagging roof, have a professional look into it quickly.

Missing Shingles

A few missing shingles after years of protecting your house or after a severe storm is not that uncommon. However, if you only recently had a roof installed and have found shingles missing immediately or not long after installation, you should look into repairing the issue.

Curling Shingles

Noticing curling shingles may be a bit more difficult to find than other bad signs, but it is an important sign of a bad roof. Shingles typically curl up at the edges or will crumble, and then are not able to do their job as a roof as effectively. If you notice this issue, you should contact a roofing professional to confirm the integrity of the roof.

Daylight Peeking Through

While water leaks are an obvious sign that your roof has some kind of gap, sunlight coming right through is perhaps the biggest cause for alarm. If you find daylight sneaking through a crack, you should get a professional inspection and might need a roof replacement.

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Maybe you just don’t have the eye for it, or maybe you just want a professional to go through it with you, either way, please call us at (855) 292-2757 to check for any signs of a bad roof!

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