For homes that use shingle style roofs it becomes a common sight to see missing shingles from time to time. A few missing shingle may not seem like a major issue. However, if left unattended too long, it can and often does lead to major problems. Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration would like to share what can happen if missing shingles are neglected and what you can do to make sure your home’s roof remains safe.
Will My Roof Leak if a Shingle is Missing?
Most people don’t pitch a fuss over a few missing shingles and often put off replacing them. What often happens next is complete and total neglect. Often the ‘out of sight out of mind’ syndrome kicks in and then the roof goes unattended for long periods of time. When the roofing shingles don’t get replaced, a number of issues can occur. Rain or hail provides plenty of moisture that can seep into the roof’s internal structure affecting the roofing materials and their integrity. If moisture gets through the surface roofing material and into the attic, the insulation can become damaged. If mold develops, it can cause structural decay and health problems. Even a small area or a single missing shingle is enough to allow moisture to seep into the roof and attic. Water can even seep down into and through the many layers of the roofing material to the roof’s structural framing. Water can damage and rot the roof’s internal structure. If left unchecked, it can cause the roof to collapse. If the moisture damage isn’t bad enough, missing shingles in dry and hot weather proves to be a problem as well. The exposed under roofing material becomes hot and will expand or stretch the internal material including the layer that protects the roof from water damage.
How Do You Fix Missing Shingles?
When shingles go missing, it is important not to wait too long before replacing the missing shingle. Missing shingles can lead to an array of problems, which is why it is important to replace the missing shingles and the sooner the safer. Many homeowners that have a home that uses a shingled roof will keep extra shingles on hand for quick repairs. However, not everyone has the tools, experience, or ability to climb on top of roof tops. All professional companies will also recommend using a professional roofing repair service due to the danger of working on roof tops. Climbing on roof tops can be dangerous even when making simple repairs. If you choose to replace your own shingles, make sure to keep safety in mind. Replacing shingles is a fast and easy service that many roofing companies provide. It is also affordable. It is recommended you visually inspect your home’s roof often and especially after storms. Many shingles that are loose will often fly off during wind storms or even after snow melts.
Emergency Roof Repairs & Roofing System Replacement & More in Conroe, Pasadena, The Woodlands, Pearland, Sugar Land & Houston, TX
If your home roof is missing shingles, don’t wait. Neglecting your roof can lead to severe roofing damages and complete roof replacement. If you see that your roof is missing shingles, contact Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration. We provide many roofing services. For all of your roofing needs, contact Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration today.