There’s a saying that one bad apple ruins the whole bunch. Think of this in terms of shingles on your roof. Of course, there are way more shingles on a single roof than there are apples in a singles basket, but the point still stands. If your Houston roof has missing shingles, this can lead to major issues that would require much more than replacing a single shingle.
When there are missing shingles, this can lead to the weakening of surrounding shingles. Because of the gap left from the shingle, weather conditions can have a major impact on the health of your roof. Strong winds can push the shingles out of place, creating more of a gap. If this gap is not addressed, the area can become fractured or begin to rot.
PROTECTING THE GAP LEFT BY MISSING SHINGLES
Keep in mind that shingles are the first line of defense for your roof. When shingles go missing, the roof becomes weaker very quickly.
As we mentioned, missing shingles can cause areas to rot or become fractured. This happens when rain can no longer be defended against. The water is able to sit in areas of the roof, which can lead to mold and the rotting of the wood and framing. If this happens, roof repairs can become extensive and expensive. At Amstill Roofing, we recommend contacting our Houston roofing contractor company the moment you notice that you have missing shingles.
Regarding the fracturing of the roof, many times shingles offer an impact protection from falling debris, like limbs. When shingles aren’t there, this can allow the debris to create breaks and fractures in the framing.
NOW IS THE TIME TO REPLACE MISSING SHINGLES
Don’t wait until the worst happens. Contact Amstill Roofing today to replace your shingles. Our roofing company has been serving the Houston area since 1974. We offer the highest quality of shingles and guarantee our work. We look forward to protecting your roof.