Even the best-maintained roofs will eventually develop issues over time. One of the most common problems homeowners face is missing roof shingles. If you don’t get your shingles replaced quickly, this can lead to other more serious roofing problems such as leaks or water damage! Give Firehouse Roofing a call and we’ll send a roofing advisor to your home to replace your missing shingles same day!
Your asphalt shingles act as a barrier between your home and the elements outside. When they’re in place, water can slide harmlessly off of them onto the ground below instead of seeping into your roof where it could cause future leaks to form.
However, when these items are damaged or missing entirely from their designated spot on top of your house’s peak line, all that moisture is free to soak directly through any vulnerable materials beneath; this includes insulation and even plywood sheathing boards. The waterproof membrane may help reduce some risk but not all – if you have many outdoor spaces without protection then there will be more chances for mold growth too.
The best way to protect your home is by getting a roof inspection at least twice a year. This will allow you to catch any minor damage caused by missing shingles, and stop most leaks before they happen.
Did you know that a roof in good standing can and should keep your energy bills lower? Shingles help to reflect the sun’s harmful UV rays and helps keep your attic space cooler. When you have missing shingles, the sun can easily heat up this area of your home and make it difficult for HVAC systems to do their job properly. This leads to higher monthly energy costs on top of increased wear-and-tear on equipment like air conditioners or furnaces!
Unfortunately, your problems won’t end once winter rolls around. Just as heat can get inside of an attic through the bare underlayment in summertime, so too will cold air be able to seep in during the colder months. Your home’s heating system will have to work much harder to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors in turn, increasing your heating bill.
When shingles go missing or get damaged, there’s a risk that moisture will penetrate into your attic space and sub-roofing. Once this happens, it leaves the rafters vulnerable to collecting mold spores and mildew.
Mold poses numerous health risks and if left untreated can spread throughout the rest of your home. Once it does, you’ll need to hire an experienced professional to get rid of the mold which is costly, not to mention inconvenient. Worse, you’ll likely need to replace the insulation in your attic to repair the damage caused by the moisture.