As your asphalt shingle roof approaches the end of its life span, you may notice you’re needing roof repair visits more frequently than usual. Normal wear and tear on shingles include curling, clawing, fish-mouthing and loss of granulation. When there has been too much granule loss in the shingle, its structure will begin to buckle under its own weight. This typically starts right at the center, creating a concave crater that resembles a shallow cup, hence its name, cupping.
Cupping is one of the most underrated effects of aging shingles. Let our professional roofers at Masters Roofing explain what asphalt shingle cupping is and show you a few ways to resolve this common issue.
The Effects of Cupping
The formation of the shallow crater at the center of a shingle tab can cause edges to rise up and curl. This exposes the vulnerable underlayment underneath, making your roof more susceptible to leakage. Continuous exposure to rain showers and sunshine can wear out a shingle faster. In worst cases, the physical deformity can become too severe, the shingle itself cracks, breaks and falls off.
Replacing Cupped Shingles
Early signs of cupping problems can be easily resolved by replacing the affected shingles. It’s important to note, however, that as time goes by, replacing cupped shingles individually can cost more in the long run compared to simply having a full roof replacement.
Cupping in New Roofing Systems
Cupping usually affects older organic-mat asphalt shingles but it’s not uncommon to see this problem with fiberglass-mat varieties as well. New roofs that show signs of cupping could mean that your roof was improperly installed. Call a professional for a quick inspection to determine the root cause of the problem and save your new roof from further troubles.
Keep your asphalt shingles in excellent shape with Masters Roofing, your leading general contractor for all your roofing and siding needs, as well as construction and installation of windows, gutters, fences and decks. Give us a call at (844) 400-4774 to schedule a free in-home consultation and get a no-obligation estimate. You could also fill out our online contact form and one of our representatives will be in touch with you right away. We serve homeowners in Cordova and in all neighboring areas in TN.