A missing shingle doesn’t automatically mean that your roof will leak. However, this isn’t something you want to take a risk with. Even if you don’t experience leaking right away, you never know what will happen down the line.
Over time, a missing shingle can cause those around it to deteriorate from exposure to the elements. Therefore, as the weeks turn to months, there’s a greater chance of failure and a leak developing.
If you don’t immediately repair a leak, the water that enters your home can cause severe damage. And unfortunately, if you don’t pinpoint the leak soon enough, extensive and expensive repairs may be necessary.
Get into the habit of visually inspecting your roof several times per year. And if your area is hit with a severe storm, make time to look for damage.
If a shingle is missing, contact a qualified roofing contractor to assess the damage and provide feedback on what to do next. This will go a long way in giving you peace of mind.
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