Hi y’all! Did you know that even the tiniest hole in your roof can be truly bad news, unless you get prompt repair? In fact, a hole in your roof can lead to roof material damage, health hazards, and critter access.

Many don’t realize that even a small amount of moisture penetration can damage the roofing materials and left untreated, will only end up getting worse. Humidity that gets into your house via a hole in the roof will eventually lead to mold and mildew. These are hazardous to the health, especially for someone who suffers from asthma or other breathing difficulties, has a compromised immune system, or is an infant or elderly. Lastly, a hole in your roof “invites” all kinds of unwanted animal life inside. Think squirrels, mice, or raccoons.

So, how can you tell if you have a hole in your roof? Check your attic for one or more of the following warning signs of a hole in the roof:

  • Dripping: While water dripping from the attic ceiling is an obvious indication of a hole in the roof, it’s often not so easy to pinpoint the hole’s location. It could be several feet away from the drip.
  • Damp areas on your ceiling or walls: In your attic or upstairs, surfaces may actually be moist to the touch, or simply appear discolored. Unusual wall or ceiling bulges and peeling paint are also clues that you might have leakage from a hole in your roof.
  • Visible daylight:Inspect your attic on a sunny day. if you can spy one or more patches of daylight through the ceiling, unless your home is equipped with skylights, you’ve got a hole in your roof.
  • Missing or cracked shingles: Missing or cracked roofing shingles may mean a hole in the roof. Call us for an inspection!

If you think you have a hole in your roof, call us at American Cowboy Roofing. As a trusted contractor with over 50 years’ experience, a Virginia Class A license, and a Certified CertainTeed ShingleMaster, we will give you an honest expert roof evaluation and quote. Call American Cowboy Roofing and you too will be saying YAHOO!

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