Downed shingles across the yard may be a sign that a strong wind caused the roof to shed shingles. Rather than climb up to the roof and lay down a few new shingles, call a roofing contractor to check things out. Shedding shingles could be the cause of major roof problem; see below to learn more.
What Causes Shedding Shingles?
Shingles come loose from the roof, at which point they can be blown across the yard, for two main reasons.
Shingles that were not properly installed — whether due to incorrect spacing or insufficient use of nails to hold shingles in place — will begin to come loose. Signs that shingles may not have been properly installed include roof leaks after shingle installation, curling or bucking shingles, and missing shingles.
Over time, shingles take a beating from wind, weather, and sun. As shingles age, they dry out and become more susceptible to curling. As a result, wind can lift old shingles loose and cause shedding.
When properly installed, shingles have a typical lifespan of anywhere from 15 to 30 years. So if you had a roof replacement just six years ago and notice shingle shedding and roof leaks, poor installation is the likely culprit.
If your roof is near the end of its lifespan, old age is the likely cause of shingle shedding.
In either case, it’s best to have a pro check things out.
Why Hire Us to Check Things Out?
Whether your roof is old or was not properly installed, delay could lead to leaks that cause significant property damage. Especially if your roof was not installed correctly, you need to find a reliable roofing contractor.
That’s where we come in. Through more than 20 years of experience serving the Cincinnati area, our roofing contractors have developed a reputation for excellence, professionalism, and quality work.
Our positive rating with BBB, professional affiliations, and testimonials from satisfied customers instill confidence in consumers who are researching qualified roofers.
We also offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee to give our customers confidence in their new roofing system. We guarantee labor, material, and parts, and we stand by our warranty even when the manufacturer won’t honor theirs.
Don’t delay when it comes to something as important as your roof. Call us today to set up an appointment for a roof inspection and an estimate to fix your shingles.