Signs of Damaged Roof Shingles alpha roofing temple

Signs of Damaged Roof Shingles

Roofs are integral to your home or business. They provide protection from the elements and the sun, as well as provide protection for all of your valuables inside, including your family. Roofs enclose space that is all your own and where you can truly be yourself.

Alpha Roofing offers amazing residential and commercial roofing services throughout the entire metro Atlanta area, including Bremen, Carrollton, Tallapoosa, Bowdon, Temple, Tallapoosa, Kennesaw, and more. We offer roof repairs, maintenance, new roof installations, and replacements. In addition, we offer emergency roofing services, as well as roofs for government buildings. Below, we’ll go over some signs of damaged shingles that you should be aware of. Contact us for a free roof estimate or inspection today!


Missing Roof Shingles

Missing roof shingles is a big sign of damage to your roof. Roof shingles are what protects your roof from leaks. If they are missing, you are missing a critical element to your roof’s defenses. It then becomes a lot easier for rain and water to penetrate your roof’s underlayer and eventually make it through to the interior of your home.

Missing Granules

Asphalt roof shingles have granules on them. These granules are made from minerals or metals. Their job is to protect the asphalt since asphalt, when exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays, can be damaged. Plus, granules add an aesthetic element and the metal granules can help prevent and kill algae that may think your residential or commercial Atlanta-area roof would make a good home. Granules provide added protection, so when they begin to wear off, roof shingles can become more easily damaged and water can more easily penetrate them.

Roof Shingles Popping Up

Roof shingles are nailed down. What can happen over time is that these shingles can become loose and pop out of place or the nails can come out as well. Nails create tiny holes in your shingles, and if they go missing, then your shingles have small holes that water can more easily penetrate and cause a leaky roof. You may also see exposed nail heads, which are nails in the process of coming loose. If you notice loose nails, call Alpha Roofing for your home or business for a free inspection as soon as possible.

Cracked Roof Shingles

Cracked roof shingles are most definitely a concern, as are shingles that are curled. This often happens as your roof ages and can be a sign that you need a roof replacement service. Roof shingles also become cracked when there is a hail storm. This is why if hail hits your home or business in the Atlanta area, it’s absolutely crucial that you have your roof inspected by a professional local roofer. They can offer an assessment and see if you do, indeed, have hail damage that needs to be addressed. A good local roofer will help work with your insurance company if this is the case. Call Alpha Roofing for a free inspection on your roof today!


When it comes to damaged roof shingles, you can’t be too cautious. Since a roof is one of the more expensive parts of your home and since its job is to protect your home and its occupants, it’s super important that you don’t ignore it. By investing in regular roof maintenance and having regular roof inspections performed, you can have peace of mind when it comes to your roof and one less thing you have to think about.

If you believe you have damaged roof shingles, call Alpha Roofing for a free residential or commercial roof inspection today!