Asphalt roofs are some of the most common types of roofs for residential properties. This is because they meet some specific wants and needs homeowners often have for their roofs. Some advantages of asphalt shingles include their affordability, their effectiveness, their energy efficiency capabilities, their appearance options, ease of installation they offer, and the fact that repairs are often affordable and relatively easy. The best way for you to get the most from your asphalt shingle roof is to know what to look for when it comes to problems and remain proactive with regard to having those repairs done promptly. Here are some things you want to keep an eye out for, so you can call to have repairs done right away: 

You have a leak 

If you see signs of a leak inside the house, you may not be able to tell where it's coming from on the roof. However, the roofer will be able to locate the leak, so they can repair the affected asphalt shingles to get rid of that leak for you. 

You notice the neighbors having roofers out after a storm

Sometimes, you might want to have the roofer out to look at your roof, even if there aren't obvious signs of damage. For example, if a severe storm has gone through the area, and now you notice many of your neighbors having their roofs fixed, then there's a chance some damage has also been done to your roof that you can't see. It's a good idea to be proactive and have the roofer out to see if there is anything that needs to be repaired. 

You spot signs of missing shingles

You may look at your roof and notice some shingles missing. Or, there may be parts of the roof you can't see from the ground, and you are finding pieces of shingles or whole shingles in the yard. In either case, the roofer should come out to replace any shingles you have missing. 

There are shingles that look different

Your shingles should always have the same cohesive look they had when the roof was installed. If you are noticing that some of the shingles look to be cracked, are curling at the edges, or look any different, then these things indicate problems. 


Keeping the above information in mind can help you to preserve the condition of your asphalt shingle roof so it will last longer.

For more information about asphalt shingle roof repair, contact a local company.