If a shingle comes off your roof, the supporting structure, as well as the interior of your home, are at risk. Water can damage the wood under the roof, leak into the attic, and damage the ceiling, walls, and flooring, as well as anything that you have stored upstairs. You should address a missing shingle as soon as possible.
Figure out Why the Shingle Came Off
Sometimes it’s obvious why one or more shingles are missing. If your area recently experienced a storm with strong winds or hail and you later discover that your roof has lost some of its shingles, you can assume that it’s due to the weather.
If several shingles have come off the roof, but you don’t think severe weather is to blame, the roof might simply be old. If it’s near the end of its expected lifespan, or if it wasn’t well maintained, it may have to be replaced.
If someone walked on the roof recently to clean it, make repairs, or for some other reason, that may be why it’s missing one or more shingles. Walking on a roof can make shingles crack and nails come loose.
Have a Professional Make Repairs or Replace the Roof
Unless you’re an experienced roofer, it’s in your best interest to have a roofing contractor inspect your roof and make repairs. The problem may be worse than it appears. A professional knows how to spot signs of damage that a layperson can easily miss.
Also, replacing roofing shingles isn’t as easy as it might seem. You need to be sure that you’re using the right type of shingles and that they’re installed correctly to prevent roof leaks and loose shingles in the future.
If a shingle comes off your roof, contact LaBrusciano Roofing & Exteriors. We have a team of seasoned professionals who will give your roof the attention and care that it deserves. A roofer can perform an inspection, find out how serious the damage is, and tell you if we can fix it or if your roof needs to be replaced. Call us today at (610)624-8850 to schedule a roof inspection.