Shingle blow-offs are a common risk during storms. That’s why you should always check your roof if the shingles are still intact and undamaged after any kind of storm. If shingles are missing from your roof, you should immediately call a residential roofing company. They would have to replace the missing shingles and repair other damaged parts in order to prevent water damage to your roof’s supporting structure.
In this post, 4U Roofing discusses some of the most common reasons why shingle blow-offs happen.
Incorrect installation can affect the quality and performance of your roofing system. That’s why it’s important to work only with reputable roofers. During installation, roofing nails or adhesive strips are typically used to attach shingles to the roof. If the nails are placed too high on the shingle instead of through the nailing strip, the shingle could tear during extreme weather conditions.
Roofing systems typically have an expected life span of about 15 to 20 years, depending on the material and quality of maintenance. Over time, as the roof ages, the adhesive seals used on the shingles degrade, making their hold on the roofing system weaker and blow-offs possible. If your roof is already approaching the end of its life, you should start planning for roof replacement soon.
Shingles could get blown off during a storm if the underlying roof structure is damaged or decaying. In the case of structure damage, the shingles will no longer be able to attach to the roof securely, so moisture or wind can easily reach the layers underneath them. Meanwhile, in case of decay, the shingle nails could pop out and loosen the shingle.
4U Roofing has several years of experience in performing roof installations, roof maintenance, storm damage roof repair and more. Our crew makes sure that every job is done to a high standard, so you can rest assured that your roof will have good quality. Call us at (251) 235-2222 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.