What Curling and Buckling Shingles Mean for Your Roof

As your roof ages, the signs of deterioration become more apparent. For asphalt shingle roofs, curling, buckling, and blistering are just a few indicators of declining roof health. The causes of that damage may not be so clear cut, however. The best option for finding the source of your shingle damage is to use an experienced roofing company like Batterbee Roofing.

Roof deterioration includes:

  • Curling – Curling shingles is one of the most common roofing problems we see. It is easy to spot as the edges of the shingles begin to curl upwards which disrupts the uniform look of the roof. Aside from age and natural wear, improper storage prior to installation can lead to shingle curling. Additionally, improper installation, a dry asphalt base, or poor quality materials can cause shingles to prematurely curl.
  • Buckling – Similar to curling shingles, buckling can happen due to poor installation or poor roof ventilation. Shingles may also buckle due to improper fastening during installation, or using fasteners that are too long or lacking a back coating.
  • Blistering – Most commonly a sign that there is a moisture buildup inside the shingle, blistering is identifiable by bubbles forming on the surface. It can be a natural process as the roof ages, but it is an indication that the attic is not properly ventilated or that debris has built up on the roof surface. In areas of the country where sun exposure is high, like right here in Central Florida, blistering is also common due to heat.

The best way to prevent curling, buckling, and blistering is to ensure that your roof is cared for by a qualified contractor, especially if you plan on doing a full roof replacement. Additionally, hiring a contractor to periodically evaluate your roof’s condition and attic ventilation is a great way to ensure its long-term health.

Whether you’re in need of roofing repairs, or you’re interested in giving your home a fresh look, call the experts at Batterbee Roofing. We’ll work with you and your home to figure out the best method of action to keep your roof sturdy and safe! Call us today for a free consultation at 352-748-6300.

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