When it comes to your roof, spotting signs of damage early could mean the difference between quick repairs and a full roof replacement. Untreated roof damage can lead to mold growth, water intrusion, fire hazards, and increased energy bills, all of which can mean health hazards and large expenses for your family—not to mention, threats to the structural integrity of your home. At AquaGuard, we’re committed to helping homeowners in Northern Georgia protect the structural integrity of their home from head to toe—roof to foundation. We’ve compiled a list of the most common signs of roof damage to help you determine when it’s time to call a specialist for roof repair.
Common Signs of Roof Damage
If you enter your attic and notice signs of mold growth—such as dark black staining on wood surfaces and musty odors—it may indicate a roof leak. When roof damage from hail, missing shingles, and dry rot leaves your attic vulnerable to water intrusion, it creates the perfect environment for mold to grow. Mold thrives in dark, damp environments, especially when humidity levels reach 60% or higher. The longer mold is ignored, the more it spreads and the more difficult it is to remediate. If you notice mold growth in your attic, call AquaGuard immediately to repair roof damage and discuss options for mold remediation.
Sometimes, damaged shingles can be easily repaired with patching or reshingling. Other times, they can be a sign that your roof is reaching the end of its life and warrant a total roof replacement. If you notice that your roof shingles are blistering, cracking, creasing, dented, curling, or missing, call AquaGuard today for a free roof inspection. Our roofing experts can help you determine the best method of repair. To learn more about damaged roof shingles and your options for repair, visit our asphalt shingle page.
- Ceiling stains and spots
- Stains around bathroom fans
- Shingle granules in gutters
- Missing, displaced, loose, or damaged shingles
- Impacts or damages from hail
- Damage to gutters or downspouts
- Dirty, clogged gutters
- Stained or rotted soffits
- Loose or missing flashing
- Mold on interior and exterior walls or siding
- Moss spores on shingles
- Rusty gutters
- Ventilation issues
Dangers of Untreated Roof Damage
Leaving damaged, leaking roofs to their own devices is not only dangerous for the health of your home, but it can also be dangerous for the physical and financial safety of your family.
Loss of Structural Integrity
Water damage to wooden structures like roof decking can lead to water damage inside your home, water spots on your ceilings, or a sagging roofline. If a professional roof repair company unearths rotted decking, the roof will likely need to be replaced entirely to ensure your safety.
Higher Utility Bills
This issue isn’t necessarily a problem for your physical health, but it does put your family’s financial health at risk. Properly fixing roof leaks can mean a difference of thousands of dollars spent on utility bills over the life of your home.
Interior Mold and Mildew
In as little as 24 hours from the onset of a roof leak, mold can start growing. More than likely, the bulk of the mold will be found in your attic, and materials like your wooden beams and insulation are most susceptible.
Your attic houses a lot of your home’s electrical wiring. Wires travel into different rooms, then up through the walls and across your attic to run electricity into the rooms adjacent. If water finds its way into your attic, your electrical wiring can get wet and short circuit or cause a fire.
AquaGuard’s Atlanta Roof Repair Services
At AquaGuard Roofing Solutions, we’re dedicated to helping homeowners throughout Northern Georgia and the Atlanta area achieve peace of mind by providing reliable roof repair and replacement services, as well as free roof inspections. Whether you’ve started to notice mold in the attic from a roof leak, damaged shingles, or rusty gutters, call AquaGuard today for comprehensive roofing services!
The AquaGuard Difference
We pride ourselves on providing the AquaGuard difference. At the core of that statement is our promise that every project will start and finish with the same professional workmanship and customer service Atlanta has come to expect from their local waterproofing, foundation repair, concrete leveling, and gutter installation experts. With us, everything truly matters, and that means striving to provide peace of mind to the customers we serve above all else. Experience the AquaGuard difference firsthand when you choose us for your roof repair or replacement needs.