Curling shingles make your roof look uneven and unsightly. They are also more likely to get loose in high winds, making your roof vulnerable to leaks and moisture-related issues.
Today, your trusted roofers at D&M Roofing discusses the causes of asphalt shingle curling.
Always work with a contractor who has extensive knowledge and experience of the material they are installing. Not following the manufacturer’s recommendations for installation can cause your shingles to curl and also void your warranty. Shingles must be stored at proper temperatures for winter installation because installing shingles when they are wet can also result in curling.
Poorly manufactured shingles are more likely to curl. Make sure to hire a roofing contractor who offers high-quality materials from reputable manufacturers.
Installing New Shingles Over Old Ones
In some locations, installing new shingles over old ones aren’t legal. There’s a high chance your new shingles will line up with the old ones, preventing them from sealing properly. This makes them more vulnerable to high winds.
Poor Attic Ventilation
Insufficient ventilation can trap moisture and heat in your attic. The added heat can cause premature wear, fading and curling in shingles. Adequate attic ventilation ensures air outtake and intake is well-regulated in the area. Shingles are less likely to curl if they are at an ideal temperature.
You may need to replace your old roof when you notice prevalent shingle curling. The lifespan of roofs varies by material and manufacturer.
You can rely on D&M Roofing when it’s time to get a new roof. Our trained and experienced team specializes in roof repairs and residential roof installation. We also offer gutter protection systems and replacement windows. Call us at (330) 968-0002 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Akron and Canton, OH.