Missing Shingles on Your Dallas Home

When it comes to your roof, you want to make sure that it is in tip top shape. If you have something wrong with it, this small problem can lead to future, larger problems that could arise. One small roof repair problem that can cost just a small amount of money can further escalate into a total roof replacement, costing thousands of dollars. This is why when you’re missing shingles on your Dallas roof, it might be time to repair the damage before it costs you much more than just a few shingles, nails, flashing and a little labor payment.

So we are going to walk you through some of the things that you should know regarding replacing the shingles on the roof and what you need to know about it.

What Could Happen Without Shingles

When it comes to not having shingles, there are many things that can go wrong. This could be everything and anything – but whatever the case, knowing that something could go wrong is key to making sure that the problem is fixed right away, so you do not have to worry about these problems later on down the road.

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  • Water leaking through the bald spot on the roof, and then into the wood of the roof of the home
  • A nest of some type of animal, insect or other pest could be made in this bald spot that is on the roof, causing these animals to burrow their way into your attic, as well
  • Mold and mildew can seep through this open area and make it’s way into the inside of the home. Mold and mildew is also something that can make your family sick
  • The integrity of the roof could fail. This could leave spongy, soft openings that can buckle under weight or pressure, causing the roof to fall in if something heavy happens to go up there
  • You could spend more on your energy bill because the heat and cool air that you use inside the home could run the whole time, due to the opening on the top of the roof that is not able to trap these types of air inside

When you think of the bad things that can happen, you have to then consider what would have to be done if any of them were to actually happen.

If you have a leak in your roof due to this bald area, then you may find water damage not only across the entire length of the roof, but inside the home. This is going to have to be replaced entirely. Any walls or ceilings within the home that have been damaged by this problem will have to be replaced, as well.

If there is a mold or mildew problem within the roof, then this will have to be addressed due to the fact that you do not want to worry about the family becoming sick because of it. You want to make sure that you replace the areas where it is growing and then make sure that the rest of the home has not been invaded by this fungus.

If the roofs integrity is in jeopardy then putting a totally new roof on the home and even replacing any rafters in the roof that are spongy will need to be done. This is to provide a more sturdy cover for the whole that you have. You will also need to make sure that there are no spongy, wet walls throughout the home either, since these will need to be replaced. You do not want to worry about the home not being able to stand up because the pieces that are supposed to hold it together are too soft to do so.

Spending more on your energy bill every month will add up over time. This can cause you to spend more on the heat and cool air throughout your home compared to just replacing the roof, or having it repaired in the first place. You want to make sure that you’re saving money when it comes to the right roof on your home. So consider the roofing materials that you can put on your home that are more energy efficient then the roof that you currently have.

Missing Shingles Need to be Repaired

With all of this information, it is no wonder that when you’re missing shingles on your roof – they have to be repaired right away!

You do not want to worry about any of the above problems happening and then having to go through and replace much more than you bargained for. This is not a good thing, and not something that you’re going to take lightly, or spend lightly on. When you replace just the missing shingles, you’re then able to fix the problem, while spending an affordable amount. The best way to go about it, is to speak with a qualified contractor.

With a reputable contractor, you’re then able to take the time needed to move forward and be able to get everything that is needed and much more. You shouldn’t have to worry about not being able to repair the shingles that are on your roof – you should be more worried about what would happen if you’re not on top of it as soon as you notice them. The contractor is the one that is able to come in and let you know if further damaged has happened because of the missing shingles on top of the home. They are able to let you know a price estimate and so much more about the roof that you have. This knowledge can be gold.

When you’re ready to get an inspection, price estimate and even to fix those missing shingles when the time comes, call us here. We are able to provide you with all of what you need and so much more, so you do not have to worry about any of the above mentioned problems and get back to living comfortably within your home.