Are Missing Shingles Bad?

1) Roof Shingles Make It Waterproof

Roof shingles are the first line defense for the delicate adhesive layers beneath, and in the absence of them, these waterproofing materials will be left at the mercy of nature.

The result is rapid roof damage that will lead to a gradual decline in its ability to withstand freezing and blistering conditions. It could be that your home feels too hot or too cold to comfort you.

2) Leakage can be caused by missing shingles

Sometimes, the leakage is so small it’s almost invisible, but it can lead to serious consequences. It’s more serious than a visible leakage. The constant dampness causes water to slowly seep in between these vulnerable areas, causing damage to insulation or floorboards. It then eats its way into the foundation of the house.

Dry Rot can be caused by missing Shingles

Dry rot is the opposite to those described above. It occurs when dry air penetrates and takes moisture and lubrication from critical components. This causes expansion to occur and the adverse consequences. These parts can crack or break over time, resulting in structural failures throughout the home.

4) Missing Shingles can lead to a shorter roof life

It’s true, roofs that don’t have shingles can reduce their lifespan. This material protects the waterproof membrane and underlay from extreme weather conditions and harsh UV rays, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. You need to ensure that your roof is maintained for many years.

What causes missing Shingles on a Roof?

There are many triggers you can point fingers at.

1) Your Roof Is Old

Shingles are no exception. It is possible that your house may have been around for a few decades, but it could be due to wear and tear from the elements.

2) Extreme weather

Mother Nature can cause havoc on any roof, even those that are specially designed to withstand wind damage. Your shingles can be shaken by severe weather elements like hail, storms, hail, tornadoes, pacing wind, and other extreme weather elements.

Droughts can be dangerous because moisture is essential for certain roof types. Overwhelming dryness will cause the destruction of tiles and shingles.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County roofing contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.