What Does a Missing or Curling Roof Shingle Mean?

September 01, 2020

Does your roof have a missing or curling shingles? Not such a big deal right? Wrong, whether it is from age, normal wear and tear, or storm damage, shingles should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

Why missing or curling roof shingles need to be replaced right away

Old lifted shingles

Not repairing loose or missing roof shingle, means the decking and underlayment is exposed to the elements.

It doesn’t take long for the Central Florida moisture, heat, and storms to allow water to leak through, cause the deck to rot and weaken. 

Unfortunately, water leaks from missing roof shingles are now always visible. Slowly dripping in the attic and soaking the insulation and roof materials. Or, water dripping down the interior of your walls. It is easy for significant damage to occur before any realizes. 

Severe Storms are on their way: Storms can make a little bit of damage into big repair bills!

Prevent further damage: A missing shingle is typically just the tip of the iceberg. What you can’t see underneath that missing tile is just a smart part of the issue. 

Prevent other shingles from failing: It can be like a domino effect. One missing shingle can accelerate others, until the entire roof needs to be replaced.

Keep insects and moisture out: Insects are attracted to moist and rotting materials. It's just a small area, and before you know, you have an infestation. This moisture can also cause the roof structure to weaken.

Routine roof inspections and necessary repairs can prevent expensive fixes down the road. Roof inspection should be done at least twice a year and after a strong storm, according to The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).

Missing or damaged shingles are a serious issue. The professionals at Schick Roofing can offer cost effective solution for your roof. We are proud to offer accurate and honest roof assessments at an affordable price.

Contact Schick Roofing today for more information and a quote.