Signs That Your Roof Needs Repair

Your home is your castle, and it is likely the single largest investment you will ever make, so it makes sense to protect it. Your home’s roof is the barrier that protects your home from all the elements, and when it is suffering from damage, you want to fix it and fast before that damage spreads to other parts of your home. Here are a few signs that your roof needs repaired.

Sagging Roof

You should easily be able to identify a sagging roof. A normal roof should be perfectly level. So, if you see any areas on the roof sagging, whether it’s on the edges or in the middle, this is a serious problem. Generally, a sagging roof occurs due to a structural issue that is quite serious and needs to be promptly repaired. Since this issue is quite serious, you will want to contact a professional roofing company to inspect and repair your roof.


The chances of having your roof leak increase in the winter, and you may not even notice you have a leak until significant damage has occurred. You can have a leak without seeing any dripping from your ceiling. Instead, the water could be going into your drywall, rafters, or walls. Look out for stains or signs of moisture on your walls or ceiling.

Damaged Shingles

If your roof has only a few damaged or even missing shingles, these can be easily replaced on their own; however, if a number of shingles show signs of wear or are just plain gone, it is a sign your roof may be reaching the end of its service life. No matter how many shingles are affected, though, they will need replacing sooner rather than later. Your roof’s shingles are its first and primary defense against moisture, and when they stop functioning correctly, the rest of your roofing system is at risk. So, don’t put off repairing this issue.

Asphalt Granules in the Gutter

The single most common roofing material in America is asphalt shingles. These are inexpensive and typically last around 15 to 20 years, depending on many factors. One way to tell if they are reaching the end of their lifespan is if the little granules that are part of the waterproof coating are starting to come off. If you see the granules beginning to accumulate either in your gutters or the water runoff, it is definitely time for a re-roof or full replacement.

Final Thoughts

It is important to catch these signs early to prevent costly and inconvenient damages to your roof and the rest of your home. By catching these signs as soon as they appear, you can often solve the issue before it leads to a full roof replacement or even worse structural damage to your home.

Contact Us

If your roof is showing any of these signs, contact North Shore Roofing for inspections and repairs. With more than 30 years of experience helping homeowners in Greater Boston, you can trust our roofers for fast and effective repairs. Call us at (978) 977-3816 and connect with us on Facebook.