The roof is important in keeping the elements out, providing structural support and insulation. It’s one of the most overlooked components of a house. Neglecting your roof could lead to many problems later. It is important to maintain your roof in top condition at all times. Every shingle matters when it comes to roof structural integrity. The roof’s structural integrity is compromised by missing roof shingles. This can not only make your home look less attractive, but it also exposes your interior to the elements. Missing shingles can also lower the value of your house and make it less attractive to potential buyers if you decide to sell.
How do I tell if my roof is missing? These are signs to watch out for:
- Signs that water damage has occurred in your home
Water spots may appear on your ceiling and walls due to missing roof shingles. Mold and mildew growth on exterior walls, flashing and ceilings are other signs of water damage. A leaking roof can also cause a musty odor in your home. If you see signs of water damage in your home, contact a roofing contractor to resolve the issue quickly.
- Heating/Cooling Bills
Your roof insulation could be leaking, which can lead to higher energy bills. Ineffective roof insulation can cause heat loss in winter and let cold air escape during summer. Direct sunlight can heat up your attic and cause you to pay more for energy if there are missing shingles. Missing shingles could be the reason for your unusually high electric bill.
- Roof Leaks
A leaking roof is one of the easiest ways to determine if your roof is missing shingles. A leaking roof is likely to be heard or seen on the roof deck. No matter how small, a leaking roof should not be ignored.
- Visible Signs
Roof shingles that are missing can cause leaks, increase energy bills, and increase moisture levels in your attic. You could suffer structural damage to your home if you don’t hire reliable roofing contractors.
Sunlight entering your attic through the roof is another sign that you have missing roof shingles. A roofing contractor can inspect your roof after storms or after the winter.
Roof contractors should be called if your roof shows any of these signs.
For all your roofing needs, call Reggie Reed Roofing
Reggie Reed Roofing can help you replace any missing shingles, or to completely replace your roof. Reggie Reed Roofing can provide roofing solutions for both residential and commercial properties. We have roofers who are highly skilled and can handle any roofing issue, including roof repair and replacement .
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.