It’s recommended you always bring in a professional from the beginning, if you choose to do some inspecting yourself then these would be your warning signs of when to give the professionals a call.
Damage To Shingles
Damage to shingles is usually the first thing you may notice on your roof when inspecting it. Cracked, curled, or blistered shingles can be a serious problem, these issues can allow water to seep through into the roof and affect the interior of your home. If you notice any of this at all, contact a professional right away, you may need to take immediate action in order to prevent much larger problems.
Any spots on your roof that you notice to be sinking should receive immediate attention. Sinking spots can be caused from extreme damage to the structure of the roof, which could quickly turn into your roof collapsing, which isn’t only a problem that could cost you big money, but is also very dangerous. Make sure you contact a professional as soon as you notice it in order to be safe at all times.
Flashing is usually pieces of aluminum or galvanized steel that is used to prevent water from seeping into your roof and causing damage. This can pose those same risks as damage to your shingles. You should immediately hire someone to come in and either repair loose pieces, or completely replace damaged ones.
Mold can not only cause damage to your roof, but also be a hazard to your family and/or pets. Depending on the amount of mold and any damage it has caused, depends on whether or not you need to call a professional to come in. Small patches you can use a mold removing agent and do it yourself, but if it is in large amounts or seems to have penetrated your roof in any areas call for help.
Calling a professional should always be your first option, due to safety risks. Not only that but professional are qualified and most times certified in pointing out any serious or potential problems and know how to quickly and effectively fix them. There are times where you can handle small roofing issues yourself, but hiring a professional is always the better choice. A professional can also save you money on material cost, they can save you time, and can allow you to remain safe.