If you discover some shingles missing on your roof, you may start to wonder, how long have they been missing? Without regular maintenance checks, you really have no way of knowing. You also have no way of knowing what kind of damage might already have been done to your ceilings, walls or floors in your house. You definitely want to call someone instead of trying to replace missing shingles yourself. First off, it’s a hazard for you to be doing that kind of work unless you are a qualified professional–and you’re not. You don’t have the right tools, most likely, and unless you’re working with a buddy, you’re doing it alone and that is dumb. If something were to happen, you’d really be all alone with no one to help you.
The reason why you don’t want to wait on repairing or replacing missing shingles is that the next heavy rain or storm can even further the amount of damage to your home. Then, you’ll have to get out the rain buckets and race around the house trying to collect it as it starts to get water-logged in your walls and ceilings. Why wait until this kind of mess? Instead of waiting until the next storm, we highly recommend that you take steps to get your roof under control the moment that you know there is something wrong.
Another reason to take care of your roofing shingles is that it compromises the insulation index of your home. Particularly if it’s in the summer or winter, you want to keep energy bills low; a roof that lacks integrity is one that allows cool air to escape and can trap in hot air in the summertime.
Your roof is really the lid of your home. Without a well-operating roof, it’s like going camping with a tent that has no top. Do you think you’d sleep very well? Probably not. The same is true for your home. It is easy to take for granted while it’s working, but if you had to live without one for more than a day or two, you would feel the inconvenience and it would have a very frustrating impact on your life.
We recommend that you don’t take chances with your roof–or with your family. The moment you have a suspicion that there may be a problem with your roof, you can either go up to get a better picture of the situation, or you can just call a roofing expert to come over and see what is going on. If you don’t have a contractor, it would be good to find out who your neighbors have been using that has been reliable and known for quality work at a competitive price.