The thought alone of a roof leak is enough to drive you crazy. And if you have reason to believe this could actually happen, it’ll be difficult for you to sleep at night.
Of course, it’s easy to assume that your roof will keep water on the outside. It’s also easy to assume that one missing shingle isn’t that big of a deal.
However, this isn’t true. Even one missing shingle could cause a leak, as well as damage to the wood below.
Here’s what you should do if you run into this issue:
• Assess the area to determine how many shingles are missing (there may be more than one)
• Assess the area for additional damage
• Determine if you can complete the repair on your own
If you’re uncomfortable with any of these steps—especially making the repair—consult with a roofing contractor. It’s best to repair the issue the right way the first time around, as that will give you peace of mind while also protecting your home.
Pond Roofing is an award-winning roofing contractor in Fairfax, VA. We specialize in roofing, siding, window replacement, and door replacement in Fairfax and Arlington, VA. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google.