Shingle Blow Off

Missing Shingles

This refers to any roof repair that requires replacement of a small section of roofing that is missing shingles. There are several reasons that winds can blow off shingles from your roof. One is incorrect installation, usually due to improper placement of the nails securing the singles. Missing shingle can also be due to the seal failure of the shingle. Or it can possibly be due to winds exceeding the manufacture rating of the shingle.

When we find a roof that has a few shingles missing and we have not had damaging winds over 60 mph, we simply replace the missing and damaged shingles.
We carefully remove the damaged shingles that remain. We then reinstall new shingles matching the color and style as closely as possible and properly nailing them per manufacturers specifications. Then we apply roof cement between the layers of shingle to insure that the old shingles bond with the new shingles. We also apply sealant to shingles around the damaged ones. We thoroughly clean up any job related debris when we the repair is completed.

One caveat about roofs that have sustained this type of damage is that other shingles may blow off in other areas in the future.  There is no accurate way to predict or prevent this and it may not even occur.

Our advice is that if you have had two instances of shingle blow of you should consider replacing the roof. It is important to note that if you have experienced a wind storm of over 60 mph such as what we experienced here in Columbus, Ohio September of 2009, your roof should be inspected thoroughly for wind damage. It may also need replacement and would be covered as al loss on your homeowners insurance.
You may want to remember to look at every section of your roof occasionally  as missing shingles may not cause a roof leak right away , but will as the felt deteriorates.
If you see some missing shingles on your neighbors house you may want to mention it to them as some sections of their roof may be more visible from your vantage point than theirs. We can replace any missing shingles you may have. We also stock out of production styles and colors just for repairs.



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