Inside: Begin in the attic, if it’s accessible, during the daytime.
The first and surest sign of a problem would be sunlight showing through the plywood decking, which may indicate serious holes in need of repair.
If there are no obvious holes, use a flashlight to inspect the decking for dark stains or streaks, as well as sagging, all of which could be caused by moisture.
Outside: Walk around your house, examining the roof for these signs of damage.
Missing shingles should be replaced as quickly as possible.
Dark patches where the granules have come off of the shingle. In addition to affecting the overall look of the roof, bare patches like these leave the shingles vulnerable to the sun, which can over time dry out the asphalt and may lead to leaks.
Bent or detached flashing. Flashing helps keep water from chimneys, vents, and other roof penetrations and should be thoroughly sealed to prevent water intrusion.
Cracked or curled shingles are sometimes caused by high winds or flying debris.
Debris. A branch on the roof may not seem like a big deal, but over time, it can rub the granules loose from your shingles, or may even be covering a crack that it caused as it landed.
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