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How Can I Tell If I Have Missing Roof Shingles?
How Can I Tell If I Have Missing Roof Shingles?
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How Can I Tell If I Have Missing Roof Shingles?

Roof contractors are often called upon to address issues surrounding missing roof shingles. Shingles are essential to any roofing system, protecting against weather elements while adding aesthetic value and appeal. Over time, however, shingles may become damaged, dislodged, or go missing altogether, further jeopardizing and compromising their integrity. It's crucial that homeowners know of signs that indicate missing shingles so timely detection can prevent further damage and potential leakage issues. Milledge Roofing Company can help with all roofing needs, including shingle replacement.

How Do I Know If I Have Missing Roof Shingles?

  • Water Leaks/Stains: One of the telltale signs that roof shingles have gone missing is when water leaks or stains appear inside your house. Without protective shingles, rainwater seeps into your roofing structure and causes leaks that cause water damage. So if water stains appear on ceilings or walls quickly after storms pass, it is important to investigate quickly for missing shingles and make repairs as soon as possible.
  • Gutter Debris: As your shingles deteriorate or come loose, they may end up in your gutter system and other debris, such as leaves or granules. Regularly inspecting and cleaning out your gutter system is one way to detect missing shingles which may require replacement.
  • Inconsistent Visual Patterns: Inspecting your roof from the ground can also reveal missing shingles. If you notice uneven or inconsistent patterns on its surface, this could indicate that some have been lost. Binoculars provide a closer view without needing to climb a ladder.
  • Weather Events: Strong winds or extreme weather conditions may cause roof shingles to loosen or dislodge from their placement on roofs, prompting roof owners to inspect for visible damages, such as missing shingles. Promptly replacing any missing ones will help avoid additional weather events from further damaging them.
  • Sudden Rise In Energy Bills: An unexpected rise in energy bills could be attributable to missing or damaged shingles; when these occur, insulation becomes compromised, leading to energy loss that increases heating or cooling costs accordingly. If this happens to you, look out for signs like an increase in energy bills due to insufficient insulation; missing or damaged shingles expose underlying structures, which leads to energy loss due to compromised insulation resulting in higher heating or cooling bills as your HVAC system must work harder to compensate for compromised insulation levels.
  • Sunlight Peaking Through: The presence of sunlight in an attic or crawl space indicates that shingles may be missing or damaged, suggesting they haven't been installed correctly and need a replacement; additionally, this exposes potential vulnerabilities within your roof that could lead to additional issues if left unaddressed.

Patching vs. Replacing Roof

Once you've discovered missing shingles, evaluating your best action for rectifying them is essential. Depending on the extent of damage and overall roof condition, patching or replacing by professional roofing contractors may be required.

Patching a roof involves only replacing damaged or missing shingles while leaving the rest undisturbed. This approach may work when damage is limited to one area of your roof, and the remaining shingles are in good condition; however, patching may not offer long-term relief if its lifespan has come close to an end or structural issues are underlying.

Roof replacement involves completely dismantling and installing new shingles on an entire existing roof, often recommended in cases of widespread damage, age-related wear and tear, or upgrading roofing system functionality. A full replacement ensures your roof remains structurally sound, provides optimal protection, and can increase property values overall.

Milledge Roofing Company

At Milledge Roofing Company, we understand the urgency and necessity of quickly responding to missing roof shingles. Our team of knowledgeable roofing contractors is on hand to offer expert guidance and comprehensive solutions. No matter the extent of damage to your roof, from thorough inspection services and replacement shingle installation services to complete roof replacement solutions - our expertise allows us to deliver exactly what's necessary. At our roofing repair services, our top priority is customer satisfaction and producing exceptional results that protect and enhance the value of your home and its overall aesthetic. Thanks to our attention to detail, high-grade materials, and professional craftsmanship - you can entrust us to restore the integrity of your roof while giving you peace of mind. Contact us now so we can assist with replacing missing shingles to provide durable roof systems in place for years to come.

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100% Satisfied! I highly recommend this company.  Mike is very kind, extremely knowledgeable, and professional. I called several companies and Mike/Milledge Roofing responded the quickest, answered all my questions, and also had the most reasonable price.  I am very pleased with the repairs done to my roof today.  Impressive company!*****

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My wife and I just bought a house and noticed that the roof needed to be fixed. Everyone that I talked to recommended this company and now I can see why. Mike is super friendly, quick to respond, and the quality of work is amazing! He and his team came out, quoted us, and had the new roof on within the week. We are very pleased with him and recommend them to anyone with roofing needs!

Jacob Gooch,
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I highly recommend Milledge Roofing and can't say enough about how professional, knowledgeable and caring they are.  Bret and Mike went above and beyond to make sure my family will stay safe.  They fixed what needed to be fixed and didn't try to sell me on anything and have proven to be a very trustworthy company.

Casey Hoorelbeke,
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They did a great job on our roof and the process was painless. Seth cash was very polite and helpful while helping me deal with my insurance claim and was always quick to respond when I had any questions. The roofers did a perfect job and there was no trash left or any damage to my plants. I would highly recommend them!

Betty Campbell,