Shingle blow-offs can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare, causing significant damage to their roof and home. If not fixed immediately, it can expose your roof and your home to further damage, which can often be more expensive to fix. In this post, American Roofing & Construction, LLC explains the typical causes and solutions for shingle blow-offs.
Causes of Shingle Blow-Offs
Shingle blow-offs can occur due to several reasons, including:
High winds, which produces uplift that dislodges some of the shingles from their attachments
Poor installation, which can increase the likelihood of shingles coming loose and getting blown off by the wind.
Aged and worn-out shingles, which are susceptible to blow-offs.
Signs of Shingle Blow-Offs
There are several signs your roof’s shingles may get blown off after a storm. If you notice missing or damaged shingles on your roof, it’s essential to call a professional. Excessive granules in gutters or on the ground can also suggest shingle wear and increased vulnerability to blow-offs. Additionally, leaks or water damage inside the home may indicate that shingles have blown off, allowing water to infiltrate the home.
Why DIY Is Not Recommended
Attempting DIY fixes for shingle blow-offs is not recommended due to safety concerns, the potential for causing further damage and the risk of voiding existing roof warranties. Hiring a professional roofing contractor who can accurately diagnose and repair the issue is most advisable, ensuring the job is done correctly and protecting the integrity of your roof and home.
To minimize the risk of shingle blow-offs, consider preventive measures such as regular roof inspections to identify potential issues and prompt repairs to prevent more severe problems. If you’re installing a new roof, choose high-quality materials that are rated to withstand strong winds.
Shingle blow-offs are a severe issue that requires prompt attention. By seeking expert help from a roofing contractor, you can protect your home and ensure a long-lasting, durable roof. Call American Roofing & Construction, LLC at any of the following numbers: (910) 964-0114 (Southern Pines, NC) or (919) 917-2118 (Raleigh, NC). You can also use our contact form to request an estimate.