• Eagle Eye LLC

Missing Shingles?

Updated: Oct 18, 2019

It’s been a long week but it’s finally Friday at 5 pm and you can’t wait to go home and... worry about your roof.

Just kidding! Roofing may be our passion but let’s be honest; with work, kids and other weekly responsibilities, your roof is probably not on your radar. Especially since it should do its job of protecting your home from water damage for at least a couple of decades. And those dark rectangular things in the grass and hedges surely blew over from the neighbors... right?

Let's take just a moment to talk about shingles so you can go wash your car and do 17 loads of laundry before Monday.

Shingles are the most common roofing choice in North America because the up-front cost is comparatively low & there are a TON of color and texture options. And they work great as the top most layer of an entire roofing system that repels water and protect your home from the elements.

And now it appears that those weather shielding shingles are laying in the yard and you want to know why. Well there are several reasons this can happen. Extreme weather, underlying roofing damage, improper installation and age could all be reasons.

As Idaho residents we are familiar with extreme weather. The problem is when high winds, rain and ice force their way up under the shingles and overpower the roofing nails that hold your shingles in place. The freed shingles may hang out for a while but will soon be blowing off your roof. At this point, water can seep up under the remaining shingles and leak into your home.

Wandering shingles can also be caused by underlying roof damage. The base on which all other roofing layers are attached to is called the roof deck. If moisture has permeated the decking, it can cause the wood to rot and warp. When this happens the shingle nails can come loose and the shingles will end up blowing off your roof.

The most common reason shingles blow away is improper installation. It is possible that whoever installed your roof didn’t use enough nails per shingle, placed the nail too high, or your shingles were not lined up properly. In any of these situations, the shingles are not given enough holding power and can easily be blown off.

Something else to consider is the age of your roof. Today’s architectural shingles may be warranted to last for fifty years but the lifespan for roofs installed just a few decades ago typically only ranged between 20 and 25 years. If you are seeing shingles in your yard, it is possible your roof has reached the end of its service life and it’s time to replace it.

The bottom line is that a roof with missing shingles can not protect your home, leaving you at risk for a leak which can lead to costly structural property damage and possibly an infestation of mold. If your roof needs replacing or repair, it’s a mistake to put it off another year.

We know your weekends are busy enough. Let Eagle Eye Roofing worry about your shingles. We offer 100% free roofing inspections and estimates with no obligation to purchase. During our evaluation, we’ll determine if roof repair is in need or if replacing your roof is in your best interest. We are also experienced with helping customers through the insurance claim process and are here to help you every step of the way and answer all of your questions.

Not only that but Eagle Eye offers one of the most convenient estimate options around! Just click our Start Roof Estimate button and we can get started in no time! That way you can keep your weekends.

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