Shingles going missing can be caused from reasons such as poor installation to even high winds. Most of our homeowners start to panic at first and think that they need to get a full roof replacement immediately.
Missing shingles if caught early could be fixed with a simple roof repair. Roof repairs are a great inexpensive option for homeowners that will restore your roof system’s integrity. A Houston roof repair done by HHH Roofing, will replace the missing shingles with the matching brand and color you currently have.
Here are some of the most common issues that result from missing shingles.
There are several signs that may indicate your roof has been damaged, but the one sure sign of needing a repair is missing shingles on your roof. Look for any missing shingles along the entire roofline
Missing roof shingles are often caused by the following:
In Houston, we are known to have windy conditions and heavy rain. During Hurricane season our most common reason for a roof inspection is our homeowners noticing missing shingles. Wind roof damage will appear as either:
Loose and damaged shingles are more prone to lifting from the wind. Blown off shingles will exposed the underlying structure (roof decking) to nature’s elements.
If you have a home with lots of trees nearby it is very common for critters to wander onto your roof. Squirrels and raccoons, may find loose shingles and start to dig and slowly rip off shingles leaving your home exposed.
Our focus is serving you, fixing your roof system within your budget and providing a leak-proof guarantee.
HHH Roofing wants to make this process seamless for you!
If you don’t, you could end up dealing with serious roof problems. Here are some of the most common issues that result from missing shingles:
Your shingles are what protect your home from the outside elements. They are in place to shed water off your home. When they are damaged or missing, water will start to seep into the roofing materials.
The synthetic underlayment or water-resistant membrane helps reduce the risk of water damage but it won’t stop it entirely. The more shingles that you have missing will increase the amount of leaks that will develop in the future.
Your roof is one of the first thing people notice when driving your property. When it’s in good condition, it can boost your property value and increase curb appeal on its own.
When buyers look at your property, they want your home in good condition. If they notice roof damage, like missing shingles, they’ll start to worry about leaks and hidden issues in your home and want to bargain for a lower asking price.
A leaking roof doesn’t just cause problems to the roof and attic. It will start to do serious damage to the rest of your home if not taken care of.
Water will start to spread throughout your house then soak into your sheetrock and threaten your electrical wiring.
4. More Expensive Future Repairs
The sooner you take care of the problem the better. We have had customers take care of the missing shingles right away. The only thing we had to replace was the missing shingles making the cost lower.
We have also had customers who didn’t realized they had missing shingles till later after heavy rainstorms. We had to now replace the missing shingles, replace the underlayment, and replace the damaged plywood.
If you’ve noticed missing or loose shingles at your home, don’t wait. Contact us today!