Roof damage is a serious matter for any homeowner. Your roof is your primary protection from the elements, including the blazing sun, driving rain, and winter snow & ice. A single windy storm can wreak havoc on your shingles, but even a small loose nail can cause devastating interior leaks and water damage. No matter the source of your roof damage, the natural next step is to seek how to repair your roof.

As a homeowner, it’s important to protect your home and investment. Premier South is here to guide you through the repair process.

The key to minimizing the need for extensive repairs is to catch problems early on. That’s why it’s crucial to stay alert to early signs of a roof leak, as we’ll discuss in the next section.

Be Alert to Early Signs of a Roof Leak

Signs of a Roof Leak



Use your eyes and nose for signs of unwanted moisture inside the house. Any sign that the moisture is coming from above can indicate that the problem is a roof leak. Climb into your attic during the day to inspect for signs of a leak or moisture. Look for signs of dampness, mold, or wood rot in the attic. Darkened colors and blackening, a strong sour smell, dripping water, or wet insulation are all signs of a roof leak. From the outside, you can visually inspect the roof for signs of a leak or potential future leak.


  • Dark Spots on the Ceiling and Running Down Walls
  • Peeling Paint
  • Damp Spots Around Vents, Furnaces, or Fireplaces
  • Elusive Smell of Mold or Must


  • Visible Texture Difference On Your Roof From a Distance (Shiny Fiberglass)
  • Missing or Cracked Shingles
  • Low Spot on the Roof
  • Cracked or misaligned pipe bases
  • Lifted Shingles

When It’s Time to Hire Professional Roofers

You can learn how to repair minor issues, but always know when to call the professionals. If your roof has serious problems, professional roofers like the Premier South Roofing team can ensure your roof stops leaking and that your home is leak free as quickly as possible.

Missing or Loose Shingles

Loose and missing shingles can happen during storm damage and result in extensive roof leaks – and may only be the most visible part of the problem. If there’s an issue with your shingles, your solution should start with a complete professional roof inspection and build plans from there.

Structural Issues

Any time you notice a lot of water damage, call the pros. Water damage to your roof or home’s structure may require full sections of your home to be rebuilt, which is far beyond the DIY of even trained and capable homeowners.

Active Leaks

How to Decide Between Roof Repair or Replacement

The difference between roof repair and replacement hinges on the age of your roof and the extent of the damage. A relatively new roof (10 or fewer years old) with storm damage that is limited to an area can often be repaired. However, a much older roof (15-30 years old) should be considered for replacement due to difficulty repairing and a higher chance of leaks in the immediate future.

Premier South Roofing for Professional Roof Repairs

Premier South Roofing has a dedicated team of highly skilled and experienced roofers. We’ve seen it all and start every roofing service with a thorough inspection. We will let you know the full extent of the damage, along with a professional action plan to meet your needs.

Stop working with multiple contractors. Simplify your roof management with Premier South Roofing! With our comprehensive residential and commercial roofing services, from gutters and awnings to metal and flat roofs, we provide solutions for all of your roofing needs in one place.

Contact us for a complimentary roof repair estimate, or schedule an inspection today!


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