Inspecting your roof following any kind of storm must be done as soon as possible to check if the shingles are still intact. If you noticed that some of them are missing, don’t wait. Get in touch with your local roofing contractor immediately to address the issue. We explain the top reasons below:
Presence of Daylight
If you go up into the attic and see daylight streaming through sections of the roof boards with the missing shingles, it is an indication that your roof needs immediate attention. Light passing through the cracks or holes also means that water can find its way into your attic and worsen the condition of your roof.
Potential of Water Stains
Failure to fix missing shingles exposes your roof to further problems that could be too costly to fix. If you see water stains or discoloration in the attic or on your ceiling, the leaks have likely seeped through the roof’s underlayment. Before moisture wreaks havoc on your home’s interior, better hire an experienced residential roofing contractor.
Opportunity to Correct Improper Installation Techniques
Shingles are likely to be blown off the roof by strong winds if they’re not installed properly. Placing the nail too high up on the shingle instead of across the nailing strip is a common mistake inexperienced roofers commit. When this occurs, the nail won’t be able to provide enough holding power, causing the shingle to be ripped from its attachments and blown off by the wind. Fortunately, a reputable roofing company can replace the missing shingles with new ones to rectify the error.
AQ Roofing LLC is the leading residential and commercial roofing contractor in the area. We offer high-quality roof repair, installation and maintenance services for homes and businesses. We also do exterior home improvement projects like gutter and siding installations, and storm damage restoration. Call us today at (501) 951-1683, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.