What You Should Do If You Find Shingles On The Ground

Are you finding random shingles in your landscaping, in your gutters, or around your yard? Missing shingles turning up on the ground are not something you want to see, however it can happen after a bad storm or with hurricane damage. They’re a sign that something’s wrong with your roof but there can be many reasons this can happen to roof shingles.

The number one reason most quality roofs are missing shingles has to do with storms, mainly due to high winds. Asphalt shingles are tough and made better than ever these days, but if a gusty storm wind gets up under your shingles it may lift or rip the shingles off your roof. There is likely nothing wrong with your roof, and a licensed roofer should be able to replace the missing ones without too much work. There isn’t much you can do to prevent this happening in a storm, however it is best to inspect your roof after a serious storm so you can get any missing shingles replaced before there is any further damage to your home’s roofing system.

An older roof near the end of its life span is more prone to losing shingles, which makes sense. Typically, asphalt roofs have an average lifespan of about 15-20 years. If your home’s roof is older than that, your shingles could have a lot of wear and tear and may fall off. Have you noticed:

Old curling shingles on roof

  • Shingles with less granules – when this granule material start to wear off, it’s a sign that your roof is getting pretty old and might need replacement.
  • Shingles are cracking and cracking – if the shingles on the ground have deep cracks or are curling, then heat and the Florida sun are likely to blame for this drying effect that can happen over time.
  • Repairs may not be enough and you need to consider a new roof. Replacing your shingles is going to be an investment, but choosing quality roofing materials and the best roofer will pay off over time.

But what happens if your roof is already pretty new? This is a problem that leads back to the installation of your roof, especially if there hasn’t been a major storm. Roof manufacturers (like CertainTeed) have strict guidelines for how their products must be installed, and if a licensed and certified roofing contractor (like Astro Roofing) didn’t do the job…this could be a problem. It’s time to call your roofer and find out what’s going on and how they will correct it!

If the roofer who did the installation isn’t answering the phone, then your next option is to call a professional roofing contractor to come out and inspect your roof – most will do it for free. From there, you will at least understand the problem and make sound decisions about what to do next. Astro Roofing in Port Orange can definitely help you with a missing shingle problem and help with any roof repairs, so call us for your free roof inspection. We serve all of Volusia and surrounding areas.

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