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Why Roof Shingles Come off the Roof and What You Should Do

When storms sweep through the area and blow off roof shingles, it is not uncommon for homeowners to call on our roofing professionals at Canga Restoration to come and help. Although this may solve the problem briefly, there is a chance that the same thing will happen during the next wind storm. 

To determine what is causing the roof shingles on your home to blow off or come loose, it is important to schedule a roof inspection. There are multiple factors that can contribute to your shingles being damaged or coming off.

The Quality of the Roof Shingles

Assessing your roof shingles early on to determine if they are high quality is incredibly important. When shingles are of good quality, they are more likely to resist wind and other harsh weather conditions. In fact, their sustainability when it comes to holding up against harsh weather conditions is directly proportional to the standard and the grade of the shingle itself. 

You should inspect the roof shingles for your home before installing them if possible. If the shingles are not of top quality, you should consider upgrading them in order to prolong their life.

The Age of the Roof Shingles

As roof shingles age, they tend to lose their effectiveness. Standard roof shingles will generally last between 10 years and 15 years on average. There are multiple factors that come into play when determining how long the shingles will last on your home. This includes exposure to the wind and sun. 

In addition, you should check your roof routinely to determine if there are any telltale signs of wear and tear. There are situations where damage to your roof shingles for emergency care. This is something you should consider, especially on an older roof.

If the Roof Shingles Were Nailed Too High

If roof shingles are installed incorrectly, it can cause them to get blown away. Regrettably, this is one of the most common causes of shingles being ripped off the roof to begin with.

Every shingle manufacturer provides installation instructions. It is important that roof installers adhere to the specifications provided by the manufacturer to ensure that all of the shingles are installed properly. If a roof installer is not careful while installing the roof shingles, they may end up being nailed too high and face the risk of ripping off.

Improper Driving of Nails on the Roof Shingles

It is imperative that roof shingles are fastened and sealed correctly with nails. If these shingles are overdriven or underdriven by the roofing nails, there is a risk that the shingles will blow away. 

You must ensure that all of the shingles are correctly fastened and that the nails have fully penetrated into the shingles in the roof in order to hold them in place in harsh wind conditions.

Failing to Maintain the Roof Shingles

Proper maintenance and routine inspections are critically important when it comes to the longevity of your roof. Just as you would take care of your home inside, you need to provide attention and care to the roof. 

How to Deal With Roof Shingle Issues

To make sure your roof shingles continue to last, there are some things that you should do.

Schedule Roof Inspection

One of the best ways to detect any problems with your roof shingles is to schedule a routine roof inspection. In most cases, you will want to schedule biannual roof inspections to determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed immediately. If you have dealt with harsh weather conditions, you may want to consider scheduling additional inspections to determine if your roof suffered any damage.

Have the Damaged Section Repaired

If you notice any damage to your roof shingles, you may be able to have a specific area of your roof repaired. A roofing professional will be able to remove the damaged shingles from your roof and add new ones. They will be able to properly seal the area to make sure no water penetrates through the surface.

Install a New Roof on Your Home 

There are situations where you may want to consider replacing the entire roofing system.  If your roof shingles suffered significant damage that is widespread, this is usually the way to go. Trying to repair multiple sections can result in a costly and messy situation. In fact, repairing multiple sections at one time without replacing the entire roof can actually result and spending more money in the long run. 

Although replacing the entire roofing system may cost more upfront, it provides you with peace of mind in knowing that your roof will last for several years to come. To determine if your roof shingles are damaged, you should schedule a roof inspection.

What Happens at a Roof Inspection?

During the roof inspection, our professionals will climb up onto your home and look for damage. We will check for wear and tear and inspect the roof for leaks. We will determine if you have any bold spots on your shingles or any damage, such as cracked shingles or missing shingles altogether.

Our team will perform a structural inspection to determine if there are any uneven floodplains or signs of sagging on your roof. We will also examine the fascia, soffits, and gutter system. We will inspect the chimneys to determine if there is any crumbling grout, cracks on the surface, or damage to the chimney caps.

We will inspect the materials of your roof to determine if you have any loose, curling, or even missing shingles. We will look for any signs of rust, moss or mildew, or even stains on the roof. We will make sure all of your fasteners and flashing are in place.

Finally, our team will perform an interior inspection to determine if you have any moisture buildup or roof leaks in your attic.

Reach Out to Our Team at Canga Restoration in Chicago, IL, for Help 

Reaching out to our team at Canga Restoration as soon as possible can help to ensure your roof shingles will last for several years to come. We can come right out to your home and inspect your roof and provide you with a free estimate on how much it will cost to make any repairs.

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