One of the most common concerns among homeowners is missing composite shingles from their roofs. Even if your roof is missing out on a single composite shingle, it brings about a range of problems, damaging the integrity of the roof in the long run.
Here are three common problems caused by missing shingles:
When you live in an area where hot weather is prevalent, your roof will face scorching and dry air throughout the day. As the air is hot, it will remove moisture from essential areas of your roof. Soon, the elements will start to weaken and crack, as they start expanding, even though they don’t have the flexibility.
Regardless of the size of the missing composite shingles, it allows rainwater to enter your household, including the exposed areas. As water will damage the insulation and floorboards, the materials will start deteriorating at a faster rate. Also, water will start seeping into the foundation, compromising the entire integrity of your property.
When the supports start failing, they no longer have the strength to hold your house’s weight. Wall breakage, roofing caving, and foundation cracking are some of the problems you will have to face.
As the weather conditions keep changing on a regular basis, it will cause all the adhesive and weatherproof layers to contract and expand. Over time, these layers will wear out due to constant exposure to sunlight and dry air, making them lose their weatherproof properties.
How to identify missing composite shingles?
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t get on top of your roof as you can damage the composite shingles by accident. Also, there is a high chance that you may fall from your roof as you don’t have the right training.
With a pair of binoculars, you can scan the roof in all directions to see if the shingles are flat. If you notice a certain portion of your roof to be darker than the rest, some of the shingles are missing.
What should you do when there are missing composite shingles?
Avoid trying to fix the problem yourself as you can damage the surrounding shingles. The best practice is to get in touch with Prodigy Roofing & Construction as we have the expertise to install composite shingles on your roof.
The best part is that 30 minutes after our arrival, we will inspect, analyze, and give you the estimate of installing new composite shingles, for free!