Less-Obvious Signs of Roofing Damage Your Need to Know

By Stacy Mellete

Some types of roofing damage are not hard to ignore, such as leaks and wet spots. However, there are other and more common types of roofing damage that are a bit harder to notice, often requiring an experienced shingle and residential roofer Tampa to find and fix.

If you want to save more on repair costs, you’ll need to pay closer attention to your roof and address every problem that was spotted while they’re still relatively easy to fix.

These “hidden” problems can include the following below:

Black Spots 

It’s almost surprising that most homeowners ignore certain kinds of damage to the roof such as black spots. While having black spots on your roof isn’t uncommon, the presence alone can actually indicate a dangerous problem that needs to be repaired as soon as possible. If you ignore or neglect black spots on your home’s roof, then it will only lead to larger leaks and expanding areas of mold.

Bruised Shingles 

While a loose shingle is easy to spot, shingle bruises can only be seen upon close inspection by a local roofing contractor Tampa FL, and it’s usually one of the most common issues they’ll spot during an inspection. Bruises are characterized by small, dark places on the shingles where a piece of hail hit the roof and caused the granules to come loose. If a few bruises were spotted, then you should have them repaired by a professional.

Damaged Plumbing Vent Boots 

Plumbing vent boots can be made of plastic and metal, pure plastic or even two-piece metal units. The plastic bases need to be checked for cracks and metal bases for broken seams. The rubber boot surrounding the pipe must then be examined to see if it’s still intact. Look for signs of rot or tear that can allow water to work its way into the house along the pipe. 

If you’ve already spotted any of these problems, you should replace your old vent boot with a new one. However, if the boot is still in good shape and only the nails at the base are missing or pulled free, you can just replace them with rubber-washered screws that are used for metal roofing systems.

If you’re looking for an excellent residential roofing expert in Tampa, just call Affordable Roofing Systems and we’ll take care of your roofing needs efficiently.

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