It’s been raining hard all week and a wet spot just appeared over the dining room table…

To avoid this outlandish scenario, learn to spot early signs of roof weakness. Prevent potentially stressful and costly repairs from occurring.

Here are 3 signs of an impending leak:


Flashing is thin metal placed near appliances, chimneys and anything that breaks the roof exterior. It prevents leaks at the weak points in the roof, making it an easy target for water when something goes wrong. Look for bent, cracked, or rusted flashing and have it replaced as soon as possible.


Shingles is one of the most commonly missed leak points. Shingles that are rotting, broken, or missing are an invitation for water to invade the home. Be thorough in your search. If you see a suspect shingle, have it replaced right away, and be sure to inspect the area below for any damage that may have already begun.


Complex roofs are prone to additional problems. Watch for debris buildup, rotten shingles and breakage in the valleys and corners of a complex roof. Catching signs of a potential problem early will save you and your client time and money down the road.

Already have a leak?

Don’t panic! Give Reynolds Roofing, Exteriors & Coating a call our experts will diagnose the problem and recommend the best possible solution for your roof repair! (618) 889-1115

Posted by Reynolds on April 9, 2018