Your home becomes susceptible to water damage, pests, and other issues when there are problems with the roof. Even small perforations can lead to serious consequences, which is why it’s important to recognize when repairs are needed. Here are easy-to-identify signs of compromised roofing and how a contractor can help.

When Should You Schedule Roof Repairs?

1. Missing Shingles

Stand at the curb and scan the roof after inclement weather. If shingles are loose, missing, or scattered about your yard, a roofing contractor must replace them. Otherwise, rainwater will continue to seep into the wood decking below the shingles, resulting in rot over time. It can also leak through the decking into the attic, leading to mold growth and water damage.

While the roofer replaces the missing shingles, they can also look at the rest of the roof to address other problems, like worn flashing around chimneys.

2. Curled & Cracked Shingles


Asphalt shingles last around 20 years. Toward the end of their life span, they begin cracking and warping from rain, wind, and sun exposure. This is a clear sign it’s time to replace them and possibly other shingles. A roofer will look for weather damage on the surrounding shingles to determine if only one area is a problem or if the whole roof is having issues. They’ll then discuss if repairs or a full replacement is your best option.

3. Increasing Energy Bills

Sealed, cohesive roofing helps your home retain HVAC-treated air, especially if you have no attic or a finished attic. When shingles are damaged, or if there are perforations in the roofing, heat in the winter will seep out of the peak, leaving the interior noticeably colder and forcing the furnace to run overtime to catch up. This uses excess gas or electricity, resulting in higher bills.


If you have roofing issues, contact Storm Solution Specialists of Bellevue, NE. They help customers throughout eastern Nebraska and western Iowa maintain their homes. This family-owned and -operated business tackles hail damage, storm damage, gutter issues, and more to ensure you have a solid home exterior. Call (402) 291-4040 to schedule a roof inspection, and connect on Facebook for more tips. Learn more about the company and their services online.