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Why Are My Asphalt Shingles Curling?

9/29/2017
roofing

Asphalt shingles are renowned as one of the most popular roof shingles in the United States. Their long-lasting durability and economical pricing are the reasons why up to four out of every five American homes are topped with them.

However, because every roof has its limits, you're bound to notice a problem with your home's roof installation at some point. Curling shingles are one of the most common roofing problems. But what's the cause behind a curling shingle?

Before you consider a roof replacement at the sight of a curling asphalt shingle, consider the following issues.

Poor attic ventilation could be aging your shingles

Vents placed at the lower part of your roof pull in air from the outside before it's pushed out to the roof's higher levels. When this ventilation system isn't working effectively it can cause heat and moisture to become trapped in your attic.

The heat from the attic then applies to the underside of your roof's shingles, which causes them to curl. Without proper attic ventilation, choosing to get a new roof installed or to receive roof repair won't fix the problem. Your shingles will only continue to age prematurely.

Don't DIY your roof shingles

Unless you're a professional roofing contractor, don't try to install your home's roofing shingles by yourself. Homeowners who believe they can save money by not hiring professional roofing services only end up paying more money to fix the mistakes they've made.

One common mistake with DIY roofing is the installation of new shingles over old shingles. Installing new shingles over old shingles doesn't create better insulation or weather resistance, but actually, prevents the new shingles from sealing correctly. This causes them to curl up if the weather itself doesn't tear them off.

Your home's roof system should be inspected by a professional at least twice a year on average. This helps to keep your roof in shape and lasting as long as possible.

If your home's roof shingles are curling but your attic ventilation system is in good condition and you've been maintaining your roof for decades, your shingles may have reached the end of their life. Contact the Roofing Specialists that Michiana trusts. Call HDC Roofing, Inc.!

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