05 May

Signs That Your Residential Roof Needs Immediate Repair

Categories: Roof Repair

residential roofing

As a homeowner, chances are you’re extremely busy and have a lengthy honey to-do list to accomplish. It’s understandable. But even when busy, it’s important not to forego proper roof maintenance and a thorough cleaning. Most homeowners figure they require a new roof or immediate repairs only when a leak occurs. This isn’t always the case, though. A leak could be the result of various roofing problems. There are a few signs to watch for.

Roof Age

First and foremost, the age of your roof will play a vital role in determining the amount and severity of repairs required. Most roofing experts agree that a typical residential roof should last between 20 and 25 years. After that, you may experience leaks, tears, and missing material. If the new roof was installed over an existing roof and is older than 20 years, chances are you’ll need extensive repairs or a replacement shortly.

Missing Shingles

If your home’s roof uses shingles, you should note any missing sections promptly. These missing portions can lead to extensive leaks and the usual wear and tear due to extreme weather conditions. Over time, missing shingles will worsen, as the edges are exposed further.


Yep, daylight is a great indication that you need immediate roof repairs. When walking on the roof, if you happen to feel a bounce-like feeling, this means moisture has weakened the underlying decking. Check the attic first. You may notice hints of daylight peeking through the roof boards. If so, test the insulation for moisture. You may have extensive structural damage that has gone unseen for some time.

Contact Us

If your home requires immediate roof repair call (972) 335-7325 (Dallas/Ft. Worth) or 281-290-7325 (Houston). Peak Roofing & Construction is available to tackle any job – big or small – and ensure your home is safe and secure once more!

Jeff Riss

Jeff has 20 years of sales experience, a love of roofing, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He leads Peak Roofing & Construction’s team but also is known for getting his hands (and knees) dirty on a job site. His passion for customer service, integrity, and quality craftsmanship drives his success. Peak Roofing & Construction is a family-owned, locally-operated business focused on doing things the right way. His deep understanding of roofing, gutters, windows, fences and exterior painting provide a strong foundation for running the business and serving his customers.

One response to “Signs That Your Residential Roof Needs Immediate Repair”

  1. Duncan Lance says:

    There are plenty of signs that could indicate whether or not your roof is in need or repair and it is great that the article brings them up. I particularly like that it brings up daylight as one of those problems. After all, if your attic has natural daylight streaming into it then you’ll need repairs right away.

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