Shingle blow-off is a common problem for many residential roofs, and it’s usually addressed during routine maintenance. But the extent of the damage determines whether a simple repair is needed or a full replacement should be done to save your roof. Either way, your roof should be repaired immediately when dealing with shingle blow-offs. Our roofing and gutter installation experts at Patriot Roofing LLC share their insight.
Why Should You Get Repairs When Needed?
If you leave parts of your roof exposed to the natural elements, they’ll infiltrate and cause damage to the inner structure. For instance, water can leak through and cause rot to the wooden parts of your roof. This leads to mold growth which compromises its structural integrity.
While some homeowners replace a few shingles by themselves, we recommend having it done by a professional roof repair contractor to ensure a successful repair job. But if the damage is already extensive in many areas of your roof, a full replacement may be better for your budget. Your insurance can cover it if a recent storm was behind the shingle blow-off damage on your roof.
What Usually Causes Shingle Blow-Off?
Even with proper care and maintenance, your roofing system will be more susceptible to shingle blow-off as it ages. The adhesive sealing in shingle roofs can become ineffective in keeping them intact when it reaches around 15 to 20 years old. When your shingles start to loosen, the whole roofing system becomes weak and can be blown off more easily.
Having rot beneath your roof can also cause the shingles to become loose over time. This is because the rot can force the nails to pop out and make the shingles come loose. If this isn’t addressed properly by a professional contractor, the rot will only cause more damage and mold growth to your roof, which can lead to more costly repairs.
If you’re looking for a reliable roofing contractor, Patriot Roofing LLC has got you covered. You can reach us at (405) 217-0473 or you can fill out our convenient contact form for a free estimate! We serve Moore and neighboring OK areas.