Missing shingles leave your home vulnerable, and just as importantly, they destroy its exterior appearance. If you don't have the cash for a full-roof replacement, it may be possible to replace missing shingles with a quick patch job. Keep reading to learn more about the causes of missing shingles and your available options:
Explore the Cause
Before you get to work replacing your shingles, you should determine what caused them to fall off in the first place. In many cases, unusually strong wind is to blame, but installation issues can make shingles more vulnerable to weather patterns, or even cause them to fall off when wind is minimal. Seek feedback from a trusted home inspector, who can help you determine the full cause of your missing shingles, as well as your best options for replacing them or your entire roof.
Minimal Damage: Replace Individual Shingles
If your roof sustained minimal damage, it may be possible to replace the few shingles that fell off. This solution may prove little more than a quick fix, however, especially if you determine that installation issues are to blame for your missing shingles. If you saved shingles during the initial roofing process, you can enjoy a completely matching patch job. Otherwise, do your best to match new shingles to existing ones.
Extensive Damage: When to Consider Roof Repair
If you suffered extensive damage, suspect that you might in the future, or plan on selling your house soon, it behooves you to replace a larger section of your roof, or to redo your roof in its entirety. If your roof is older, a more extensive repair will make it easier to blend in new shingles.
Whether you opt for a full repair or a quick patch job, it's imperative that you replace missing shingles as soon as possible. Consult a home inspector or roofing contractor at your earliest convenience to determine the next best steps for your roof. If you need a new roof installation or siding installation, contact the team at Moore Construction Co. today!