The crew at Melo Roofing are experts in all things roofing, especially when it comes to missing shingles on roofs! Check out our post to see the common reasons shingles go missing and what happens if you don’t get them fixed. Our team can bring your roof back to excellent condition in no time.
If you have missing shingles on your roof, call us right away!
How Do You end up with Missing Shingles on Your Roof?
Extreme Weather or High Winds
Syracuse and the surrounding area of CNY can experience an array of weather events throughout the year. Heavy snow, hurricane-force winds, and torrential downpours are common causes of weather damage to your roof.
While shingles are meant to withstand high winds, if they are already damaged or older, the wind can more likely remove them if it’s strong enough. If you notice any shingles missing after a storm, probably the storm was the cause of the damage.
Poor or Incorrect Installation
Professional roofers often follow the shingle manufacturer’s nailing pattern for installing shingles on your roof. If this pattern is not followed, it becomes more likely that the shingles can break and be blown off the roof.
Additionally, suppose the previous contractor used the wrong nails. In that case, the shingles may lift from the decking, allowing them to come off the roof and no longer providing a protective layer against the elements.
Often caused by poor installation or previous damage, the materials under the shingles can begin to rot. When there are broken or missing shingles on roof, water can get underneath and cause wood rot.
While water may not leak directly into the home, it can cause structural damage if not remediated quickly. If your ceiling begins to sag or you have water leaking into your home, call Melo Roofing right away!
End of Shingle Lifespan
Asphalt shingles have an average lifespan of 20-30 years. However, normal wear and tear is expected. After around 15 years, the shingles may begin to dry out, causing the protective granules to fall off, the shingles to crack or curl, or for them to become loose.
If it has been a while since you had new shingles installed, or you notice missing shingles on roof, call Melo Roofing for an inspection.
Replacing Missing Shingles on Roof
If you notice an area on your roof with lost shingles, it is crucial to get your roof repaired quickly. You might think that one missing shingle is a big deal, but it can damage your roof further. Missing or damaged shingles can lead to roof leaks, leading to further risks of water damage, mold, and structural damage.
if your roof is leaking, you should call Melo Roofing for emergency roof tarping service. Our team will put a tarp on your roof to further protect it. Some leaks are easy to spot, while experienced roofers can only see others. One way to tell if your roof is leaking is if the ceiling is bulging or warped.
Risks of Missing Shingles on Roof
A single missing shingle can damage your roof and cause further problems if left unchecked. Fungal and organic growths in the form of mildews and mosses could also accelerate the rotting process in your roof’s interiors. If you delay taking care of your roof and any missing shingles, you put your home at risk.
Below are common issues you may encounter due to missing roof shingles.