If you are one of the countless homeowners that own an asphalt shingle roof, there is a pretty good chance that you will experience having shingles get blown off in the wind (that’s if you haven’t already). While shingle “blow off” is indeed a common occurrence and isn’t really a cause for major concern, it isn’t something that should be ignored either.
What Causes Shingle Blow Off?
Depending on the type of asphalt roofing shingles you have, they may last anywhere from 10 to 25 years. When asphalt shingles reach the end of their service life, the adhesive that helps seal them in place starts to lose its effectiveness. When this happens, they are prone to be blown off, even if the wind isn’t particularly strong.
Another reason why your shingles may be blown off is because of poor installation by an inexperienced roofing contractor. It is possible that your roofer may have used the wrong number of nails or that the asphalt shingles were installed with too much overhang making them more susceptible to blow offs.
How to Fix It
Fortunately, repairing or replacing individual shingles or even small sections is a relatively easy and inexpensive fix. However, if your shingles are getting blown off due to old age, then we strongly recommend calling your local roofing contractor to discuss the possibility of a full roof replacement.
Looking for a skilled and honest roofing company in Vancouver, BC? Then, look no further than Crown Roofing LTD. To schedule a free, no-obligation appointment, please give us a call at (604) 370-6288. Alternatively, you may fill out our online contact form to request a quick estimate today.