Don't Put It Off: 4 Minor Roofing Repairs That Need Serious Attention

Now that fall is here, you need to take a close look at your roof. Now's the time to identify issues that could cause problems once the inclement weather settles in. If you're like most homeowners, you overlook the minor roof problems, especially if they don't seem to be causing any significant issues. However, it's not uncommon for minor roofing issues to become major issues once winter weather arrives. Take a close look at your roof. If you see any of the problems described below, have your roof repaired as soon as possible. Without repairs, you could be looking at major roofing issues this winter. 

Vent Leaks

When you're assessing the condition of your roof, it's important that you inspect the vents, especially the seals. The vent seals help to keep water out of your home. If the seals are damaged, water can leak straight through the roof and into your home. Unfortunately, you might not notice the problem until the leak has become significant enough to cause damage. If your vent seals show any signs of damage, schedule roof repairs right away. 

Visible Nails

While you're inspecting your roof for signs of damage, or problem areas, be sure to pay attention to the nails. If your roof is in good condition, you should only be able to see the surface of the nail heads. If you can see more of the nails protruding from the shingles, call for repairs as soon as possible. Loose nails can pose a serious problem. First, loose nails can allow moisture to get under the shingles. Second, loose nails can allow the shingles to blow away in a windstorm. Before you're faced with either issue, call for repairs. 

Curled Shingles

If you've seen a few curled shingles on your roof, but thought nothing about them, it's time to give them a thought. Curled shingles might seem like an aesthetic issue, but that's not the case. Curled shingles actually pose a serious threat to your roof. First, they can allow moisture to compromise your plywood subfloor. Second, they provide the perfect hiding place for pests. Finally, they can fall off of your roof during a storm. Avoid those risks altogether. Contact a roofing company to schedule repairs in a timely manner. 

Separated Gutters

If your gutters are pulling away from your home, you need to schedule an inspection as soon as possible. You might not realize this, but when your gutters separate from the house, they can actually damage your roof. An inspection will identify potential damage so that you can take care of the repairs as quickly as possible. To learn more, contact a company like Old Line Roofing & Solar.