3 Warning Signs That Your Roof is Susceptible to Leaks


As a homeowner living in New England, you know that the weather can be unpredictable at times. Throughout the year, New England homes withstand even the toughest weather conditions. Our homes experience sleet, major snowstorms, excess rain, and blazing temperatures. Whether you’re shoveling heaping piles of snow or escaping the scorching humidity, it’s important that we all have a comfortable and safe home to return to.

A roof seals out all unwanted weather elements while protecting the structural integrity, people and valuables within the home. Damaged or outdated roofs have the potential to welcome water into the roof and eventually grow mold or mildew. This poses a serious health concern for those living within the home. If you’re unsure if the condition of your roof could potentially lead to a pesky leak, watch out for these 3 warning signs.

3 Warning Signs from your Roof

1. Algae Growth

Roof algae will appear as discoloration of the shingles, dark streaks, or even a blanket of mossy growth if left untreated. Algae is a sign that moisture is present which highly affects the performance of your shingles. Over time, this growth shifts the shingles at different angles, allowing water to enter beneath the shingles, ultimately making its way inside the home.

2. Curling Shingles

Your roof is susceptible to leaks if your shingles are curled or deformed. Curled shingles are typically found on outdated roofs that have experienced years of water absorption combined with poor ventilation. Curled shingles fail to provide the home with the proper protection to seal out moisture.

3. Damaged Flashing

Flashing is applied during a roof replacement to ensure watertight protection on all joints of your roof. As a result of compromised flashing, you may notice damaged or warped siding. Damaged flashing has the potential to welcome water underneath your shingles, and eventually into your home.

Need Help? Call Rite Window & Roofing Today!

Roof leaks should never be taken lightly. Ignoring these 3 warning signs could put your health, home, and valuables at risk. If you’re concerned about the performance of your shingles, call Rite Window & Roofing today. As a Scotchgard 3M Preferred Contractor, we deliver exceptional results followed by one of the strongest roofing warranties in New England. When it comes to a job as critical as a roof replacement, there’s no better local provider than your neighbors at Rite Window & Roofing. If you would like to learn more about our roofing options, please click the link here.

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