How Do You Know If Your Roof Needs Repairs?

Your roof can suffer from damage due to various reasons. Among the most common ones are natural wear and weather extremes. No matter the reason of the damage, you must address roofing problems immediately. Delaying repairs will only cause problems to become worse. 

Here are common reasons for a roof repair service. 

Ponding Water

Standing water can only harm your roof. This problem is more common in flat roofing systems than sloped ones. Over time, water can deteriorate different components of your roof. Rainwater can also back up into the roof if you have clogged gutters. 


The most common reason homeowners call professionals for roof repair leaks. This problem occurs due to cracked flashing or broken shingles, slate or tiles. A roof leak can develop near the chimney, skylights, areas near the vents and pipes and flashing points. Signs of roof leaks can also be apparent indoors. Homes with leaking roofs often have water spots on ceilings and walls. When not addressed, leaks can compromise the wooden components of your roof and even lead to mold growth. 

Cracked or Blistered Shingles

Cracks, ridges and blisters can develop on roofing materials as they age. Some types of roofs are more prone to damage than others. For instance, built-up roofs are vulnerable to cracking and blistering because they have several layers that a quite flat surface. 

Poor Workmanship

Hiring a reputable contractor will save you from stress and unnecessary roof repairs. A good contractor will make sure your roof is installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Poorly installed roofs are more likely to experience issues and fail earlier than expected. 

At 3JM Exteriors, Inc., you can count on us for quality roof repair and replacement services. Call us at (630) 985-6494 or complete our contact form to request a free quote. We work with clients in Barrington, Northbrook and Woodridge, IL. 

Scroll to Top