Problems with your roof aren't always easy to spot. Mold, water stains, and rotting wood can be hidden in hard-to-see places. If you notice these signs around your home, it may be time to call the professional roofing contractors at Midwest Exteriors MN.

1.   Chronically Clogged Gutters

Your home's gutter system is designed to carry water away from your wood structures. A poor maintenance routine, faulty installation, or animal and storm activity contributes to debris buildup along the gutter's path. Water pools around clumps of debris and gets held against your home's exterior. Over time, this water seeps into the material and contributes to bacterial growths, invasive fungi, and wood rot.

2.   Missing Shingles

Shingles reduce the impact of sun, wind, and water on your roof's structure. As your roof ages, shingles begin to deteriorate, detach, and fall off. This leaves your entire structure vulnerable to adverse conditions. Moisture slowly works its way underneath compromised shingles and into your home, bringing with it a range of threats to your health and safety.


One or two shingles isn't much to worry about. However, if you notice large gaps in your roof's shingle coverage, the roofing experts at Midwest Exteriors MN can help you correct the situation.

3.   Indoor Leakage

Brown, spreading stains on your ceiling could point to a serious problem with your roof. Once roof tiles have failed, water is free to leak into your home. The deluge may not stop at the ceiling. More severe damage could leave your floors perpetually damp. You may see spots where water drips freely into your living space during heavier weather or notice water stains on your carpets or flooring.


One leak usually means there are more. Call Midwest Exteriors MN when you notice these signs to save your home from extensive damage.

4.   Lights in the Attic

Turn off all light in your attic. Visually inspect the ceiling for light shining through holes and gaps in your roofing. These tiny tears might not be big enough to cause real damage on their own. However, if left unaddressed, they can quickly become a big issue during stormy weather.

5.   Damaged Shingles

Even if your shingles are still firmly attached, they may not be in the best condition. Wear-and-tear slowly pulls shingles up around the edges, leaving small sections of your roof fully exposed. Check your roof for frayed, cracked, loose, or otherwise damaged shingles. If there are a lot, you may need a roof replacement to keep your home clean and dry.


Midwest Exteriors MN serves the needs of property owners in the Lake Elmo, MN area. Use our online form to request more information about replacing your damaged roofing. For more urgent requests, call us directly at 651-346-9477.