If you have noticed the shingles on your roof are coming off, it could be a sign of a bigger problem — shingle blow-off. This issue requires immediate attention, and you should not take it lightly. In this blog post, a roof replacement expert discusses shingle blow-off, its common causes, and some quick and effective solutions to it.
What Is a Shingle Blow-Off?
Shingle blow-off is when the wind pulls shingles off your roof, exposing you to potential damage. Shingle blow-off can range from minor pieces being blown away to entire sections of shingles coming off at once.
Causes of Blown-Off Shingles
Some common causes of shingle blow-off are poor installation, old age or inadequate ventilation in the attic. Poorly installed shingles are unable to withstand strong winds and will eventually come off your roof. Old age also causes the adhesive backing of the shingles to become weak and less able to grip your roof. Inadequate ventilation in the attic creates excess warm air that can lift even properly installed shingles, leaving them vulnerable to wind damage.
How to Fix Shingle Blow-off
To fix shingle blow-off, it is important to identify and address the underlying causes. If your roof was not correctly installed, then you will need to have it re-installed by a qualified roofer.
Suppose age or inadequate ventilation is causing the problem. In that case, you will need to repair your roof by replacing your old shingles with more wind-resistant ones and installing a proper attic ventilation system. If your roof is 25 years old or older, you may need to replace the entire roof instead of just a few shingles.
Once all of these issues have been addressed and resolved, you should be able to prevent any further problems with shingle blow-off on your roof.
If you have experienced shingle blow-off on your roof, you should perform a roof repair quickly to avoid further damage. Christian Brothers Roofing can help you identify and fix the underlying causes of your shingle blow-off so that you can protect your roof. Contact us today at (502) 244-0208 or fill out our online form for a free consultation and estimate.