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What To Do If You Have Missing Shingles

What To Do If You Have Missing Shingles

A well-maintained roof is a crucial part of your home that many homeowners should be aware of. It is important to keep an eye out for any possible signs that your roof may be in need of extra care such as repairing those missing shingles.

In this blog post, we will explore what you should do if you missing shingles. We will help answer your questions, such as, should I replace my whole roof? or what should I do next after I see a missing shingles on my floor.

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How To Know If There Are Missing Shingles On My Roof?

These are some signs that you as a homeowner should look for

  • Visible gaps
  • Exposed underlayment
  • Lifted shingles 

They can occur due to various reasons:

  • Including severe weather conditions
  • Age-related wear, and tear 
  • Improper installation 
  • Underlying roof damage

Step One: Hire a Roofing Company

First, it is important to hire a roofing company to come out to your home to assess the condition of your roof, give an estimate and help guide you through the process. 

A roofing company will help you:

  • Assess the damage 
  • Give you an estimate 
  • Help you decide between a full replacement or a repair 
  • Help assess whether or not you should file an insurance claim.
Hiring a roofing company is a crucial FIRST step to help take care of your problem

Step Two: Decide Which Option is Best for You: Full Roof Replacement or Repair?

A Roofing company will help aid you in your decision of deciding which option is right for YOU!

Deciding is up to these factors:

  1. Assess the extent of the damage to determine if repairs are sufficient.
  2. Consider the age of the roof and if a replacement is more cost-effective in the long run.
  3. Compare the cost of repairs versus replacement, factoring in long-term savings and benefits.
  4. Evaluate your future plans for the property, such as selling or staying long-term.
  5. Review any existing warranties on the roof to determine coverage for repairs or replacement.
  6. Seek the advice of a professional roofing contractor for a comprehensive assessment and recommendation

Carefully evaluate the pros and cons, consider the long-term benefits, and consult with roofing professionals to guide you toward the most suitable choice for your home and budget.

Step Three: Decide if You need To File An Insurance Claim?

If you’re facing significant roof damage that may require repairs or a replacement, filing a roofing insurance claim can help you alleviate the financial burden, especially after a storm. 

Here we outlining the steps to take when filing a roofing claim:

  1. Review Your Insurance Policy: 
  2. Document the Damage: 
  3. Contact Your Insurance Company:
  4. Schedule an Inspection: 
  5. Obtain Repair Estimates: 
  6. Keep Records: 
  7. Follow Claim Filing Procedures: 
  8. Be Prepared for an Adjuster’s Evaluation:
  9. Review the Settlement Offer: 
  10. Proceed with Repairs or Replacement: 

Common Question Many Homeowners Ask

Will My Roof Leak if I Have Missing Shingles? 

Yes, Missing shingles on your roof can lead to leaks and water damage over time, emphasizing the importance of timely repairs or replacement to maintain the structural integrity of your home.

How Do I Know if My Roof Shingle Is In Bad Shape?

You can determine if your roof shingle is bad by looking for signs such as curling, cracking, missing granules, or significant wear and tear, which can indicate the need for repair or replacement.

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Shingles Blown Off Roof?

In Texas, homeowners insurance generally covers shingles blown off the roof due to wind or severe weather, but it’s important to review your policy and consider factors such as deductibles and coverage limits to determine the extent of the coverage.


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