Rainwater pouring from your roof into your home is a surefire sign that your roof is in need of repair. Unfortunately, waiting until the need for these repairs become so obvious will often result in the need for additional repairs inside your home as the result of water damage. This can greatly increase the amount of time and money that you will need to invest in order to get your home back in order. Thankfully, there truly is no need for you to wait until after your roof springs a leak for you to spring into action. Once you know what to look for, it is rather simple to spot the signs that your home is in need of roof repairs long before your roof actually begins to leak. Read on to learn more about three of these early warning signs.

Your Roof Has Started Growing Moss, Mold, Or Mildew

There is no question that the growth of moss, mold, or mildew on your roof is rather unsightly. However, the growth of these plants and fungi represent more than just a cosmetic issue. In order for these plants and fungi to grow on your roof, there must be a substantial amount of moisture present beneath your roofing shingles. This type of moisture buildup is the result of damage to your shingles that allows rainwater and condensation to collect. If not repaired, this damage to your roof will inevitably result in a leaking roof. Consequently, simply removing the moss, mold, or mildew from your roof will not be enough. You will also need to have the damaged shingles replaced by a local roofing contractor. 

The Shingles On Your Roof Are Curling

Another common sign that your roof has been damaged and is harboring excess moisture is that your roofing shingles will begin to curl around the edges. This type of damage can usually be seen at ground level, so a quick walk around your home every month or two to perform a visual inspection of the roof should be adequate when it comes to being on the lookout for this type of damage. 

There Are Roofing Granules In Your Drainage System

These final warning signs can actually be found in your gutters and downspout rather than on your roof itself. When your roofing shingles are damaged as the result of bad weather, they will often lose granules which are then washed into your home's drainage system. These granules can resemble coarse dirt or black sand and will often be found in abundance if your roof is in need of repair.