Many homeowners don’t give much thought to their roof until definite signs of roof issues appear. These problems can occur at any time of the year and catch you off guard. It’s better to deal with minor roof issues now than to deal with more significant problems in the future. 

You know it’s about time to get roof repairs if you notice any of the following problems. You should call a roofing contractor for service as soon as you notice any of them so that experts can fix it before the damage gets out of hand. 

Damaged Shingles

A damaged roof is also where water can seep into your home. Cracked and curled shingles are common areas of damage, especially in high-moisture areas near the chimney. If you notice these problems, get the shingles replaced before leading to more severe problems. This can be expensive and time-consuming, so you should hire a roofing contractor immediately if you see any signs of damage.

This is especially concerning if your home has asphalt shingles since they are not as durable as other roofing materials; therefore, they are not often used. Asphalt siding looks like an asphalt shingle roofing, and you can spot it from the outside. You can easily spot the difference because a siding is installed vertically while the asphalt shingle is installed horizontally.

Leaks and Moisture

Water can often leak into a building. Fortunately, it is usually easier to repair a roof than repair hardwood floors or drywall.

When looking for signs that you need a roof repair, look for water stains on the ceiling. Water spots and discoloration can be signs of a leak in the ceiling, although you may not notice them until there’s severe damage.

Peeling Paint or Wall Stains

Ceilings that are stained can also be a sign of attic leaks. Stains will appear on your ceiling when water leaks through your roof. Over time, this may cause paint to peel off or even blister and bubble. It will also cause mold to grow in some areas of your ceiling. You’ll want to keep an eye out for this type of damage so that you can call a reliable roof repair contractor before it gets worse.

Regular Wear and Tear

Another sign of a roof repair is wear and tear on screws, vents, pipes, gutters, and the roof itself. These components will require repair if they are corroded or missing pieces or if they become difficult to operate. If you see these problems, contact a reliable roofing contractor immediately.

A Roof That Sags

Water seeping into the roof and rotting the wood over time can cause your roof to sag. If you notice any sagging or can’t inspect your roof exterior thoroughly, you need to call a professional.

If you don’t spot sagging from the outside, there may be signs of sagging on the inside. The accumulation of water and rotting over time usually translate into a sagging roof, which can be a pretty severe issue for the entire structure of your home.


Many warning signs indicate the need for a roof repair. There is always a chance that problems will worsen and be more costly if not addressed, so it’s best to act early to make sure you don’t have to spend more money down the road.

If your roof suffers from any of these issues, or others that aren’t on this list, contact Refuge Roofing right away! We provide ethical, reliable service for residential and commercial properties. Get your free quote today!