There could be many reasons you are losing shingles left and right from your home, Below are the three most common reasons shingles blow off or grow legs and walk away!
What causes shingles to blow off?
How shingles are attached to your roof depends on the slope of the roof, the manufacturer of the shingle and the type of shingle installed. It could be that when your roof was installed, it was not installed, as it should have been.
If your home or roof is new (less than 10 years old), the later is the most likely cause.
What to do: If your roof is still under warranty, contact the builder, installer or roofing manufacturer. They should make it right.
If you are outside of the warranty period, contact a trusted roofer to fix the missing shingles and make sure there are not any other problems with your roof. (Most new homes come with a 2 year warranty).
Taking your afternoon stroll on your shingles
(I think we need more cowbell)
When you walk on a shingle roof, you can damage the shingles and/or cause them to work loose from the nails depending on how hot of a day and how steep of a roof.
If you have a clay tile roof, you should never walk on it! Clay is clay, it cracks easily.
What to do: Replace the missing shingles on your roof and avoid walking on the roof more in the future.
Most asphalt shingle roofs are built to withstand extreme weather; and we tend to get a lot of it. But in some cases, the extreme wind can catch a shingle and blow it off the roof. Shingles on the ridge and eaves of the roof are especially susceptible to sprouting wings and taking flight.
What to do: First and foremost, contact your insurance company (unless you have catastrophic damage) they may be able to get you in touch with a preferred contractor, If there is catastrophic damage and it would cause more damage to wait for an adjuster then contact a professional roofing contractor to assess the damage and get you dried in.
Even though it might just look like a few missing shingles, there could be more damage than you can see.