Finding a shingle in your front yard may not seem like a big deal, but when more follow, it means there’s something wrong with your roof. In addition to being the symptom of a problem, missing shingles can expose your roof to pests and water damage. Here’s how you can tell you need roofers for repairs.
Why Are the Shingles Slipping Off My Roof?
1. Roof Damage
Your roof can be damaged by the sun, hail, overhanging branches, and other debris. Problems can occur below the shingles as well. If moisture reaches the decking below the shingles, it can begin to rot or warp. Nails will then pop out and allow shingles to slip away. You’ll need to have a roofer inspect the area. In the meantime, avoid walking on the roof. It’s dangerous work and you may further damage the surface or decking.
2. Poor Installation
Improperly installed shingles won’t hold for long. They may slip just after construction or a year down the road. Often, it’s because the nails are placed too high on the shingle, making them easier to tear off. If it’s a newer home, the seal strips may not have set yet. It can take 4 to 6 weeks for them to completely secure their hold. It’s difficult to tell without experience, so reach out to roofers.
3. Life Span
On average, asphalt shingles last 10 to 15 years. At this point, older shingles will fall off in groups due to failing adhesive. It will be more cost-efficient to replace the roof entirely in the long run, and you can consult your roofer about potentially switching to a material like metal.
If you need roofing assistance, turn to Ontario Exteriors of Rochester, NY. This company has served the area since 1995, and owner Christopher A. Davis is proud to provide comprehensive roof and siding repair and installation services. Explore their services further on their website. Connect on Facebook for regular updates and call (585) 421-0880 to schedule an inspection.