If you have a shingled roof, the most common issues we see are mold, rot and insect infestation. In addition to that, we see shingles that are out of alignment, damaged, or missing altogether. Do you see nails sticking out of the shingles or tiles? Exposed nails expose your roof materials to mold and rot and insect infestation.
Hail damage can be the cause of failing shingles. If you have skylights, check the seals for discoloration and leaks. Be sure there is no debris gathering on or around the edges of the skylight. Debris can direct water underneath your shingles, leading to damage that may not be visible to the casual observer.
If you have a chimney, watch for debris gathering around the base of the stack. As with the skylight, any debris that is gathering in one spot could be directing water beneath the shingles. Missing bricks and mortar can also lead to leaks.
Check any vents or other elements that pierce the roof for debris and the appearance of rotting, as well. If you see any of these signs, call us for a consultation and inspection.