What to do if Your Roof is Missing Shingles

If you noticed there are shingles missing from your roof, you might be wondering what kind of roof repair your Eagan home might need. You might be concerned that missing shingles mean you need an entirely new roof! Thankfully, a few missing shingles do not always mean you need a whole new roof. Here is what you should do if you notice that your roof is down a few shingles.

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The first thing you want to do is go outside and take a look at your roof if you can. Can you spot where the shingles came from? If you feel comfortable and if weather conditions are good, then get up on a ladder and take a look at your roof from there. There’s no need to get onto the roof. You should be able to spot the missing shingles as you are standing on your ladder.

You can also use binoculars to look at your roof from ground level if you do not feel safe on a ladder. If you cannot get on a ladder and do not have access to binoculars, call a roof repair company like us for further assistance.

Take note of what you are looking at if you spot where the shingles are missing from. Do you see tar paper? Wood? Any remaining parts of the shingle? If the base sheet of the shingle is still in place, then your roof might still be in good shape. But the only way to know for sure is to call a roof repair company like Eastern Roofing & Siding.

You should then go into your attic and take a look at the area where the shingles are missing. What do you see? If you see any daylight, you should call us as soon as possible for help, as this is a sure sign that you will need some roof repair work done. If you spot any signs of a leak or bowed or sagging boards, call us for assistance with roof repair. This is especially true if you see any dark spots along the wood or finished surface and the area is soft and/or sagging when you touch it.

And remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Always keep an eye out for signs that your roof has been damaged or compromised, especially after a severe weather event or if your roof is getting up there in age. And be sure to keep your gutters free and clear of leaves and other debris.

For more assistance with roof repair in Eagan and the surrounding areas, call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313 or you can contact us to schedule your Free Quote.

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