Does Your Roof Need Some Attention?

Does Your Roof Need Some Attention?

The following contribution is from another author.

The roof is clearly a very important part of any home, and one that you need to make sure you are caring for as well as you can. If you are keen to do this, you’ll find that it’s vital to keep a close eye on it at all times. But how can you do that, when it’s not so easy to actually see what is going on with it? In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the signs that your roof might need some attention and possibly some repair. Any of these should be taken seriously.


If you notice any leaking water coming into the home, then that is a sure sign that your roof needs some attention as soon as possible. If left alone, this problem is only going to worsen, until you find that you have a much more difficult job on your hands. So it’s important that you are doing all you can to change this situation as necessary. If you notice any leaking, make sure that you have it patched up as soon as possible, before you develop a bigger leak and start to have even bigger problems.


If you have mold in the home, that can indicate that there is an issue with the roof. It can also be due to a number of other things, but very commonly it’s the roof. That happens because moisture is getting into the home and as a result you are going to find that your home is developing mold. So it’s always worth checking your roof in this instance at least, just to make sure that you can rule it out as a possibility. This is something that is really going to help you a lot.

Visible Damage

It might be that you are actually able to see some damage from the ground when you look up at your roof. This is obviously one of the clearer indications that your roof is in need of some repair, and it’s something that you are going to want to think about sorting out as soon as possible. It’s always best in this case to get a local roofer in to have a look at the roof and see what they can do about it. You’ll find that their expertise can really make a huge difference, so that is something to be aware of.

Moss Growth

Something else you may be able to spot from the ground is moss growth. You might not even realize that this is a problem, but the fact is that having moss growing on your roof is a sign that it needs some serious repair. Moss only grows where it’s damp, so this means that you have a leak somewhere or that the roof is not draining properly, and in either case it will need to be fixed as soon as possible. So make sure you are doing that if you want to keep your home in a much better condition.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).