What are the signs that I need my roof repaired?

Posted on 21 June 2022

Your home’s roof should last several years. However, external factors such as bad weather and falling trees can lead to premature damage which means repair work needs to be carried out as soon as possible. If you’re wondering “What are the signs that I need my roof repaired?”, read on. 

7 Big signs your roof needs repairing

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If you’re wondering if your home’s roof needs repairs, read on. These are some of the biggest signs that your roof has sustained damage and needs repair work carried out. At Raven Roofing, our roofers in Grimsby are on hand to repair your roof to the highest standards using the very best methods and materials. 

Leaks in your roofing system 

Leaks in your roof system can lead to water damage occurring in your home. This is usually the result of heavy rain or snowfall. Some of the biggest signs of water damage include stains on the walls or ceiling, blistering or peeling paint, and shiners. Shiners are nails that look white and shiny because of frost. The frost on them melts and drips as the attic warms up in the daytime, causing leaks.


If you’ve noticed mould growth on your roof, don’t ignore it. Mould is a good sign that your roof needs repairing sooner rather than later. It’s usually a sign of excess moisture build-up due to a leak. A leak can become a bigger issue if it’s not dealt with properly. If you suspect that your roof has mould, call our roofers in Grimsby who can carry out a full inspection for you.

Exterior roof damage 

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Look out for damage to your roof’s exterior. Can you see any dirty or dark areas due to granules falling off the shingles? If so, this means that the shingles have aged and need replacing as soon as possible. Holes and punctures should also be dealt with quickly since they can expose your home’s inner structure, resulting in moisture build-up and potential leaks and rot. Ignoring these problems is a big mistake since they’re only likely to get worse over time.

Light leaking through 

If you’ve noticed light leaking through your roof, this is a clear sign that your roof is in need of repair. Go into the attic during the day and you’ll easily be able to see any gaps and holes that need to be repaired by where the light streams through. You might be tempted to avoid small gaps where daylight is coming through. However, they need fixing since they could soon escalate into a larger problem. 

Roof shrinkage 

When the EDPM membrane that coats your roofing materials shortens or shrinks, this is known as ‘roof shrinkage.’ The membrane protects the roof from extreme temperatures changes. Therefore, once it shrinks, it becomes exposed to various elements, leading to roof damage and potential leaks. If your EDPM membrane has shrunk, it may have been applied incorrectly in the first place, especially if it has shrunk within its expected lifespan. You’ll need to hire an experienced roofer to determine the cause of the shrinkage and re-install the membrane properly. Roof shrinkage needs fixing as soon as possible before the problem gets worse.

Debris in gutters 

When asking the question “What are the signs that I need my roof repaired?”, many experts will suggest looking in your gutters. If you notice there are granules in them, this may indicate that your roof’s shingles are deteriorating. This may signal issues with the structural integrity of the whole roof. If your shingles have become unstable and the material has found its way into your gutters, it’s important to have your roof checked as soon as possible by a professional roofer. 

Increased energy bills

One sign that you need your roof repaired that you might not expect is increased energy bills. If you notice that your heating bills have shot up recently, this could indicate that your roof has holes in it that are causing warm air to leak out. Whilst high energy bills may not be down to a punctured roof, it’s worth having it assessed to rule it out. 

The importance of regular roof maintenance

Waiting until you have a big problem with your home’s roof means greater expense. Therefore, it makes sense to have regular maintenance carried out so that issues can be fixed whilst they’re still minor. Most roofing experts recommend that roofing maintenance is carried out at least once a year. However we belive you should od this even more frequently for roofs more than five years old. 

Roof repair services in Grimsby

Now that you know the answer to “What are the signs that I need my roof repaired?”, you may be looking to hire professional roofers in Grimsby. If so, look no further than Raven Roofing and Repairs. We have been carrying out roof repairs throughout the area for many years, building a fantastic reputation for our services. 

We have expert knowledge of all types of roofing systems and always use the best quality materials in our work. You expect repair work to be carried out to the very highest standards when you enlist our experienced roofing team. We serve both domestic and commercial customers in the Grimsby area. With many property owners using our services time and time again due to your professionalism, reliability and affordable rates.  

Contact us 

To hire our experienced roofers in Grimsby or Louth or to get a free quotation or arrange a home visit, call us on 01472 565 084 or 01507 640 072. You can also request a callback or send us a message via our website. We can discuss your roofing requirements with you and answer any questions you might have.



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Shawn Bosworth
Chris and his apprentice were brilliant! Came out in the miserable rain and made my roof water tight again. I had several quotes from other roofers, cowboys trying to milk my desperation for silly money. Chris was honest, fair and reasonably priced. Highly recommended, thanks!
mark appleby
Extremely Happy with Job!Chris, Quickly assessed the roof and gave options on what could be done.Once Date Agreed, delivered on time with a very professional looking job. Job was in Feb and Chris and Team went out of their way to get the job done even though weather was bad at end of week. They left Work area very clean. Highly reccomend them!
Bev Barley
Thanks for doing a first class job would highly recommend Chris for a job well done
Robert Meadows
Mike Downs
Fantastic, would recommend to anyone who needs roof work. Polite, helpful and super fast. Thanks so much.
Lisa McMahon
Had a leak from my roof. Chris came out the same day althoughthe weather wasn't good. He surveyed the roof and found the problem immediately (a tile had slipped), took photo's before and after replacing the slipped tile. I asked how much I owed him - he said there was NO charge as it was a quick repair. What a lovely, kind, genuine guy! Would highly recommended him and his company.
Roland Packer
We recently had the roof on our extension replaced by raven roofing. Chris and his young helper couldn't have been more helpful. Work done to a very high standard. Quote honoured to the penny. Genuinely nice people and a real pleasure to do business with. Will definitely call them for the services they offer, when needed.
Michelle Packer
Can’t recommend this company enough. Did a great job on our roof , very friendly team , punctual, good quality work and good value for money . Many thanks
Carol Howden
Very friendly team and carried out a great job. Arrived and just got on with the job. Looks great
andrew engeham
Competitive price and excellent workmanship.Highly recommended.
Keith Brown
Great company great service
John Hornsby
Came on time very Satisfied with wat was done. Will be using them again if needed
Omer Khalifa
renegade jokerrr
Fantastic service! Nice and friendly guys! Very quick work! Great customer service! If I need any repairs in the future i will use Raven again.
Margaret Dabb
After being let down by another firm i rang Chris in desperation. Within an hour he arrived, looked at work, discussed, priced and booked a date. Arrived on time, everything ran like clockwork even in the awful heat they had to work through. Very well organised, very tidy, would have no hesitation in recommending his work. Many thanks
Zoe Gibbons
Can’t recommend Chris and his team more, they were all friendly, polite and efficient and left my patio tidier than it was before! Nothing was too much trouble and good quality work and price. I’d definitely recommend Raven Roofing to all my friends and family.
Alan Grosschmidt
Would Recommend Raven Roofing.We had new gutters and facias fitted all round the house.We were really pleased with the completed job.I did point out a minor oversight, which Chris promptly dealt with.The quote for the job was very competitive and I doubt you could get it done cheaper.So deserves 5 Stars.
Andrea Goforth
Was very happy with the prompt, professional, and friendly service provided by this company . They were so quick to help me out and repair a badly storm damaged roof. It is such a joy to have a service provider come when they say they will! Reasonable price and good quality workmanship too . Thank you, Raven Roofing .
We had the tiles down the gulley re-bedded.Very professional and cleaned up afterwards. Really friendly and very kind guy and we will definitely be using Raven Roofing again in the new year to do our guttering! Thanks Chris 👍🏻
Mike Prior
they repaired a dislodged tile free of charge. Just asked To be remembered for other works and telling my friends
Sally Melton
Had a skylight fitted. Excellent service, fitted my job in even though extremely busy. Was absolutely delighted the attention to detail was perfect. Made sure everything was tidied up and taken away. Thank you again. Would highly recommend.
Ali Wickham
Peter Hogarth
These guys did a great job repointing my roof gulleys
Pamela Blow
Samantha Blow
Excellent service, I would highly recommend :)
Derek Coates
Chris promptly repaired the front guttering which is now ok.
Lee Popham
Rang raven to come and fix my roof after last months storm, came next day and repaired, very happy with service and price, will definitely use again.
Mark Barnard
Very good reliable service all work guaranteed
kevin langley
When we needed urgent roof repairs, Raven Roofing & Repairs came to the rescue. Great quality work undertaken by true professionals.
Steve Nowell
I recently had repairs done to my roof. The response and service were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and the work carried out effectively and efficiently
Kelly Brewer
Excellent service, recently had repairs carried out on my house roof, Chris was really friendly, work carried out to a great standard at a great price 🙂
We have used Raven Roofing several times for small repairs as we didn't want to go to the expense of a new roof, but recent torrential rain forced us to accept we needed a new roof. We were dreading the bill but Raven Roofing were very reasonable (not sure if I'm allowed to say how much).The scaffolding arrived and was put up promptly, Raven Roofing arriving a couple of days later to start work, the only delays were due to bad weather and Raven Roofing contacted us to let us know about any delays which we really liked, usually builders don't bother. Raven roofing were polite, friendly and courteous at all times.Out roof was completely stripped and replaced in a week, all rubbish was removed and the gardens left looking tidy.The roof itself looks fantastic...we are very very pleased and highly recommend Raven Roofing.