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4 Common Warning Signs of a Faulty Roof

With roof damages being the order of the day, homeowners are advised to prioritize roof maintenance to keep their roofs in good shape. However, as you implement tips to maintain your roof and keep it healthy, it’s important you watch out for signs that might indicate damage.

And what are these signs?

Here are 4 of them.

1.   Stains on ceilings and walls

Did you observe water stains, yellowing, or browning of the walls in the ceilings or upper floors of your home? If so, you’ll need to contact the professional to check out the issue.

Water damage, discolouration, and stains are common signs of roof damage. They usually occur when the roof cannot block out rain and moisture from the structure. Ensure you call in the professional quickly to sort out the issue and prevent further damage.

2.   A bending and dropping roof

Take a good glance at your roof. Does it appear like it’s falling or sagging inwards?

These signs are usually visible with pitched roofs, as their construction style clearly shows the structure leaning inwards towards the house.

If you notice that your roof is falling or sagging inwards, it’s a telltale sign that your roof needs repairs. Ensure you contact a professional and get it repaired quickly, as stalling could result in the collapse of the roof.

3.   Attic problems

Do you think you have roof issues? Visit your attic. It holds enough signs to tell you if your roof is damaged or not. If it is, you’ll notice water stains that run from the ceilings to the walls. With that noted, what do you do next?

Get it repaired, of course—as soon as possible. And if it’s beyond repairs, you’ll have to call in the roof company to discuss a complete replacement. Stalling can worsen the issue. And we wouldn’t advise you to DIY. So ensure you contact the professionals. They can detect the source of your roof’s problem and recommend the best solution.

4.   Missing shingles

Shingles are a vital roof element. They help lessen the impact of the elements, such as the sun, wind, and water, on your roof’s structure.

As your roof ages, its shingles start to degrade, detach and fall off. The result? Your roof becomes exposed to adverse conditions that could cause severe damage.

First, moisture slips underneath the damaged shingles and into your home. And it comes with many threats to your health and safety.

Inspect your roof shingles (do this twice per year). If you notice one or two missing shingles, there is nothing much to worry about. But, if you see huge gaps in your roof’s shingle coverage, contact roofing experts to help inspect and fix the issue. 


Roof damages are a disaster waiting to happen. The longer you allow the issue to linger, the more you risk your life and that of your family. Plus, you raise your liability risks. So ensure you talk to the professionals if you notice any sign of roof damage so they can fix it ASAP. 

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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