Exterior replacement projects can be expensive and time-consuming. It is important to understand the possible causes of common roofing issues to prevent them from occurring in the future.
In this blog post, we discuss asphalt shingle rippling, including what it means and what signs to look out for.
What Is Asphalt Shingle Rippling?
Asphalt shingle rippling is a condition where the shingles become raised or rippled due to their inability to lay flat on the roof. This issue can cause an unsightly appearance and also make your roof more vulnerable to leaks and other damage.
Causes of Asphalt Shingle Rippling
There are several possible causes of asphalt shingle rippling. These include:
Poor ventilation can cause the shingles to expand and contract in hot and cold weather, which can lead to rippling.
Poor installation techniques can also lead to shingle rippling. This could include not following the manufacturer’s instructions or not properly securing the shingles with nails.
If the wrong type of underlayment is used, it can also cause shingle rippling. This could include using an underlayment that’s too thin or a material that isn’t compatible with the shingles.
In some cases, excessive weight on the roof can cause shingle rippling. This could be due to heavy objects, such as snow or debris being left on the roof for extended periods.
Signs of Asphalt Shingle Rippling
The most obvious sign of shingle rippling is the visible ripples on the roof. Other signs include discoloration, curling and blistering on the shingles.
What to Do
If you notice any of the signs of asphalt shingle rippling, it is a good idea to contact a professional roofer immediately. They will be able to assess the damage and recommend the best course of action. In some cases, they may need to replace or repair damaged shingles in order to prevent further damage and leaks.
If you notice any signs of asphalt shingle rippling, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Masters Roofing. We will be able to assess the damage and recommend the best course of action for your roof.