Is Your Roof Damaged? How to Tell:


Sometimes it can be tricky to determine whether or not a roof is damaged. In fact, most homeowners actually ignore the signs of roofing decay until they notice a leak or ceiling damage, and by then it’s too late. So how can you determine if your roof requires a replacement or is in need or repair before it happens? Here are the three most common signs to look for:

Bows or bends in the roofing

Bows and bends in your roof may seem insignificant, but underneath lies a much larger problem. It could be a sign of inefficient tiling, roofing decay, and, at worst, large structural integrity loss. These symptoms can lead to overall roof integrity failure, so get it checked out as soon as you can

Roofing tiles or gutter falling off

One of the more obvious items on this list, but surprisingly also overlooked. Most people write this off as only a small problem, but can lead to larger problems like water damage due to lack of water resistant tiles and, if left alone, roofing decay.

Old age and shingle buckling

Another silent but dangerous symptom, aging damage and shingle buckling is an inevitability for roofing that is not constantly maintained. If your home is older than 10 years, you should get your roofing inspected for damages. If your home is older than 25 years and you have not done any roofing maintenance, you are in danger of major roofing damage. Get it checked out immediately!

Still have questions, unsure about your roofing situation, or spot one of the signs that you see listed? Columbia Roofing is here to help! Call us at (410)379-6100, and get a free quote for your home.