Why do Shingles Keep Falling Off Your Roof

Why do Shingles Keep Falling Off Your Roof

One of the most common questions about roofs is why shingles keep falling off your roof. Believe it or not, this is not a rare issue, and you are not the first one to experience it.

There are many reasons why shingles might fall off.

The main reason that your roof might be experiencing issues with shingles is the weather. If you live in an area with very strong winds, you might find some stray shingles on the ground. This is common and very easy to fix as all you need to do is to replace the shingles either with the same one if it is in good shape or with a new one of the same color and brand.

You might also experience roof damage because of hail or heavy rains and storms. In this case, your insurance might be able to cover the costs of replacement if it is included in the initial agreement.

Another reason why shingles can be damaged and fall off your roof is stepping on them. Pitched roofs and shingles are not made to walk on them so if you do for any reason (like inspecting your roof or cleaning the gutters), you might damage them.

The obvious way to avoid this from happening is to not walk on them at all. Try to use a ladder to clean the gutters and use a professional contractor to conduct maintenance checks so they can use the right gear and shoes to step on your shingles.

The next issue you can experience with shingles is a wrong installation. Sometimes an inexperienced contractor might have messed up on the job and your roof starts to deteriorate sooner rather than later. If this is the case, ask for them to redo the job or get another contractor to fix the issue.

Last but not least, the age of the roof can result in damage. Every material has a lifespan and when you go over that lifespan, damages such as fallen shingles are bound to happen. Get a roofing contractor to do a shingle replacement in this case.

Contact us at RH Renovation NYC for more information on shingles and roofing issues or read our blog and find out which is the best material for your roof. If you are looking to redo your roof, ask our staff for a free cost estimate and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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