You are minding your own business, having a peaceful day, when you hear a loud noise outside. You set down your coffee (or beer) and go investigate. Darn, you discover that some shingles blew off your roof.
What should you do?
Do you remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books we read as kids? Well, you are about to embark on your own adventure today.
You Discover Shingles Blew Off Your House
- Check for leaks inside the house?
- Nothing, go back to drinking your coffee (or beer)?
If you choose to do nothing, turn to Chapter 11 – where you find yourself at the bank asking for a loan to replace a large section of your roof, the ceiling inside your home, and some antique furniture that you didn’t bother to move away from the drips. Darn.
If you choose to call your insurance company, that is a good start. They will ask you about the extent of the damage. Turn to page 2 to look for leaks. The claim and the deductible may be more than the repair though. It depends on how many shingles and if there is any other damage, like leaks.
If you choose to look for leaks, you may have just saved yourself more time and money. Good job!
Who Do You Call?
- Call your insurance company to report the damage and file a claim.
- Go up on the roof and nail some tarp up there.
- Wait until Spring when the weather is better.
- Call Weather Vane Roofing Contractors
If you choose to call the insurance company, this is an ok choice but involves a lot of time and paperwork. Go make yourself another cup of coffee. You are going to need it.
If you choose to go up on the roof and nail a tarp up, turn to the end of the book. You slipped on the ice, fell off the roof, and died. The end.
If you choose to wait until Spring, turn to Chapter 11 – where you find yourself at the bank asking for a loan to replace a large section of your roof, the ceiling inside your home, and some antique furniture that you didn’t bother to move away from the drips. Darn.
If you choose to call Weather Vane Roofing – Yay! We can contact your insurance for you and deal with the paperwork. We can also fix your roof and replace the missing shingles any time of year. You don’t have to wait until Spring.
Weather Vane Roofing has years of roofing experience in Michigan.
Don’t Ignore it if Shingles Blew Off Your House
The worst thing you can do is ignore the problem if you discover that shingles blew off your house any time of the year. Even if there doesn’t appear to be any other damage or leaks. Water damage can happen slowly over time and when it does, it is typically expensive to fix.
Roofers do fix roofs in the Winter. We typically don’t replace entire roofs in the coldest months, but we can fix it so that you won’t experience any more damage. Don’t wait to call!
Choose your homeownership adventure wisely. We are here to help and guide you toward success.
Reasons a roof shingle may be blown off include:
Faulty Installation – Nails may be placed too high on the shingle instead of through the nailing strip, allowing the shingle to tear under adverse conditions.
Roof Damage – If the underlying roof structure is damaged or decaying, the shingles cannot attach securely and can allow moisture or wind to gather underneath them. With decay, the shingle nails can pop out and loosen the shingle.=
Not Enough Cure Time – When adhesive seals are used, they need time to cure in order to operate at their maximum efficiency: about 4-6 weeks, depending on the rain and sun conditions. A newly-placed shingle may not have had sufficient time to set.=
Age – A typical roof normally lasts between ten and 15 years. As shingles age and endure years of exposure to the elements, they become weaker in material and seals.
About Weather Vane Roofing
We provide roofing, siding, insulation, windows, and gutters. Making your house beautiful and efficient is our main goal. We use the latest in technology and products to provide eco-friendly and cost-effective solutions for your home and business. With locations in Lansing, Owosso, and Brighton/Howell we are Mid-Michigan’s roofing experts. Let us transform your house into a home.