This year we have had some serious storms that really had the potential to cause damage to our homes. During a recent inspection, I discovered a roof that was missing 3 shingles. A few shingles missing might not seem like a serious issue. Is it something that I can wait to fix? We haven’t even seen a leak, so it must not be that bad.
Unfortunately, a few missing shingles reveal exposed nail heads. These exposed nail heads are very vulnerable to the elements. Exposed nail heads can cause a point of entry for water to get into your attic. This may cause an issue that can go unnoticed initially. If the leak is not noticed then it may be a costly repair once the damage is actually observed from the living area. Once a water leak is observed from the living area, it can cause serious damage to insulation, drywall, and roof sheathing.
After a serious storm it is always a good idea to examine your shingles and roof to make sure that no damage exists. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this kind of inspection yourself, I would be glad to come out and do it for you. A quick inspection for roof damage can save you a lot of money in undiscovered damage and water damage. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If we can be of any help please don’t hesitate to call us!