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Why do you need a strong roof on your home? To support Santa's sleigh, of course! In a more realistic sense, however, a strong roof is important for your home's protection. It keeps the wind and rain outside, and it also insulates your home against the chill of winter and the heat of summer. Most people think of roofs as being made from shingles, but roofers can make a strong roof from slate, tile, metal, or an array of other materials, too. We hope that as you read this roofing blog, you gain a lot of knowledge about the profession and about roofs in general.

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4 Less Common Signs You Need To Call A Roofer

Most people know to call a roofer if shingles fall off the roof or if water leaks in. However, there are a lot of roofing problems that go overlooked simply because homeowners do not realize they're a problem. Here are some of those less-common signs you need to call a roofer.

Your shingles are bubbling or rippling.

If you look up at the roof and it appears that some of your shingles are bubbling or blistering, this is a red flag. It indicates that the shingles are beginning to detach from the roof. There is probably some water in that bubble under the shingles, and it is only a matter of time before water comes seeping in though the attic. Your roofer may want to replace the shingles, or they might be able to simply secure them with a few nails or some cement. Either way, it's really important to take care of this issue.

You can see nails through the attic ceiling.

The nails used to attach shingles should go into the wooden roof underlayment, but not all of the way through it. If the nails do come all of the way through, they will be prone to leaks. Water may seep in around them. If you go upstairs into the attic and see nails poking through, you need to call a roofer. They'll need to either put some cement around the offending nails to seal them — or pull the nails, fill the holes, and drive some shorter nails into the roof instead.

Your gutters are full of particles.

If you see a lot of little, shiny, stone-like particles in your gutters, these are coming from your shingles. It's normal for some of the particles to rinse off the shingle surface as they age, but when there are so many that you notice them in the gutters, your shingles are about ready to be replaced. Call a roofer now before you end up with leaks.

Your attic is really humid.

If you go up into the attic and find that the space feels really muggy and humid, this often indicates an issue with your roof. There may be tiny leaks somewhere, or the vents might be blocked. Your roofer can figure it out before things get any worse.

Roofing companies like Pyramid Roofing Inc are there for you, whether you have a standard leak or something else, as described above. Contact them when you're in need.