What causes shingles to blow off your roof? In today’s post, asphalt shingle and metal roofing expert Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. shares some insight:
The Usual Causes
- Roof Age – As your shingles age, the adhesive becomes less effective, making the shingles more susceptible to blow off. Depending on the type of shingles, you can expect your roof to last 10 to 25 years. Three-tab shingles usually last around 10 to 15 years, while architectural shingles last around 20 to 25 years. The lifespan of the shingles also depends on your local climate, which is why some shingles age faster than others.
- Underlying Roof Damage – Your roof deck provides a base for installing underlayment and roof coverings. If moisture penetrates roof covering and underlayment, it can slowly compromise your roof deck over time. The roof deck can rot and warp, causing the nails to pop out and the shingles to come loose. If not addressed by a roof repair contractor, the damage can worsen and you’ll have to pay for more than just replacing blown-off shingles.
Dealing With Shingle Blow-Off
Whether you choose to repair the affected areas of your roof or fully replace them will depend on a few factors, most importantly the extent of the damage. If you’re not sure whether to pursue repairs or replacement, ask a trusted roofer for guidance. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about your shingle blow-off damage and how it can be prevented–this will help you make more informed decisions and take better care of your roof in the future.
When it comes to professional shingle replacement and flat roofing services, Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. is your best choice for the job. Call us today at (905) 875-2888 or fill out our contact form online!