do i need to replace a single roof shingle?


Hi,
We had extremely high winds in our area last night, and I found a single asphalt shingle in the front yard. I can't see where a shingle is missing on our three-year-old house, but we have a high roof with lots of peaks, and I'm not sure I can even see all of the roof. In addition, my roof is steeply pitched, and I'm not inclined to try and go up on the roof myself.
So my question is: do I need to pay someone to replace a (possibly) single shingle?
Thanks,
Stan McFarland
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sfmcfar wrote:

Why in the world would you actually pay someone? I thought everybody worked for free.
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sfmcfar wrote:

If you've got shingles coming loose on a three-year old roof, you've got bigger problems than hiring a roofer.
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How do you know the shingle is even from your roof? Are there other houses nearby that it could have come from? Use some binoculars to get a closer look. If it is from your roof then it can be replaced and should be replaced IMO.
It is a hassle for a roofer to go up on a steep roof to replace one shingle so, yea, you will have to pay. If the shingle is not near the eaves then staging may have to be placed. Construction is down these days so you should be able to find someone.
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sfmcfar wrote:

Probably ought to at least get up there (or have someone get up there) and look at it, to make sure that you don't have any spots where all the shingles are starting to get weak. You might be OK BUT... better safe etc.
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Thanks to all that replied with non-sarcastic responses. ;) I'll try and get a better look tomorrow.
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2 questions that may help to answer your question:
1.) Are you certain the shingle was from your roof and not from another house in the area? (as you said, extremely high winds...)
2.) Are you sure that only _one_ shingle came off your roof?
If there is someplace with a good view of the roof, you may be able to check it with a pair of binoculars. Also, sometimes you can get a good look at parts of a roof from the upper floor of neighboring housesr.
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sfmcfar wrote:

If it is from your roof, then I would suggest contacting the roofer who did the work. It is possible they will replace it for free.
I single missing shingle would not likely cause a leak, but it then increases the chance of a leak later and with only three years on the current roof, I would want it fixed. Replacing one is not a big deal, but I no longer go up on a roof unless I really really need to. I just don't like it so I would hire someone if needed.
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Yep, it's from my roof - saw it with binoculars this morning. Thanks again to all.
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sfmcfar wrote:

Wind damage should be covered by insurance. Having a roofer check it out might be money well spent. One shingle not nailed properly is sort of expected, and there are probably more. If there are any signs at all of curling or cracked shingles, I would certainly have the roof inspected. Although we have a warranty still in effect, and have had lots of problems with our roof, our condo assn. chose to hire another roofer to replace two shingles last time we had shingles come off. Price was $100, and he checked out the remainder of the roof.
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