How to Identify Water Damage on Your Roof

In Maine, the rainiest month out of the year is June, when we receive an average of 3.9 inches of rain during an average of 12.5 rainy days. Now that we’ve made it through June and we’re into the (hopefully) drier part of the summer, you want to ensure that your roof doesn’t have any water damage from that June rainfall. If there is water damage, it’s time to start calling Wells, ME, roofing companies, like Ridgeline Exteriors. But how can you tell?

Here’s how you can spot water damage to your roof.


Shingle Granules in the Gutters

The granules on the shingles not only give the roofing its color, but they also protect the roof from UV rays. Heavy rain can dislodge the granules and expose your roof to sun damage, which can cause your shingles to crack and break. After it rains, look in your gutter to see if there are granules from the shingles in there. You should also look for smooth patches on your roof where the granules have come off.


Water Spots on Your Ceiling

Discoloration and water spots on your ceiling are a sign that there is already a leak in your roof. A leak could be caused by broken or missing shingles, clogged gutters, or standing water on your roof. If you can get into your attic or crawlspace you might be able to see where the leak is coming from. But water can travel a bit before it actually starts to leak into your house. It’s best to call a professional roofing company to have them check your roof for water damage and repair it.


Broken or Missing Shingles

To keep leaks from forming and causing damage inside your house, you want to replace broken or missing shingles as soon as you notice them. The shingles are your home’s first line of defense against rain and other elements. If they are missing or damaged, it leaves your roof exposed to water and other potential damage. When you notice that your roof has broken shingles or patches where shingles are missing, you should call Wells, ME, roofing companies to replace them right away.


Protect Your Home with Wells ME Roofing Companies

When you’re looking for Wells, ME, roofing companies to repair your roof, Ridgeline Exteriors should be at the top of your list. With over 20 years of experience, you can trust our team to repair your roof and keep your home protected.


Contact us today to learn more about our services or schedule a repair for your roof.