Blown-off shingles are common in residential roofing systems and if this happens to your home, you’ll need to get it repaired as soon as possible. But it’s also important to also find out what caused your shingles to get blown off in the first place so that you can prevent it from happening again in the future. To help you out, our roofing and storm damage repair team at De Palma Construction shares what you need to know:
What Causes Shingle Blow-Off?
Sometimes, shingle blow-off can indicate underlying roof damage. For instance, the roof deck usually consists of plywood sheathing, OSB board, or something similar. But if moisture gets through the roof covering and underlayment, it can compromise the roof deck over time. The roof deck becomes warped and rotten, which can cause the nails to pop out and the shingles to come loose.
Shingle blow-off can also be due to your roof’s age. This also depends on your local climate and your roof’s exposure to the natural elements, which explains why some shingle roofs age faster than others. Three-tab shingles usually last around 10 to 15 years while architectural shingles last around 20 to 25 years. But no matter what type of shingle you choose, the adhesive on your roof installation loses its effectiveness over time and becomes more susceptible to blow off.
How Can You Deal With Shingle Blow-Off?
You can either repair the affected areas or consider a full replacement. This will depend on a few factors, such as the extent of the damage and whether just repairs will suffice. If you’re not sure what to choose, have it inspected by a professional roofing contractor to know what your options are. Also, be sure to ask about your shingle blow-off damage and how it can be prevented so that you’ll know what to do in case it happens again to your roof.
As a trusted roof inspection contractor, you can count on De Palma Construction to get the job done right. To get started on your roof replacement, call us at (717) 638-1131 or fill out our convenient contact form!