According to roof repair experts, most asphalt roofing systems nowadays are manufactured to last for at least 20 years, so long as it’s well maintained on a regular basis. Unfortunately, there are some instances when your roof’s asphalt shingles can sustain damage. In fact, one of the roofing issues that you don’t want your roof to face is shingle curling as this leaves your roof vulnerable to leaks. But what exactly is it that causes your asphalt shingles to curl?
Here are the four possible reasons:
1. Old Age – Curling shingles is a tell-tale sign that your roof is close to the end of its lifespan and will have to be replaced soon. With that in mind, if you see signs of shingle curling on your roof and you recall that your roof is more than 20 years old, contact an expert roofer immediately to have the roofing system replaced.
2. Insufficient Attic Ventilation – Believe it or not, poor attic ventilation can cause your roof’s asphalt shingles to curl. This is because, with inadequate ventilation, excess heat and moisture can be trapped in your attic, baking your roofing system from the inside and resulting in curled shingles. If you suspect inadequate attic ventilation to be the cause of your curling asphalt shingles, contact a roofing contractor to have them inspect your attic immediately. If it’s clear that your attic ventilation is inadequate for your roof, have them rectify this issue as soon as possible to prevent further roofing damage.
3. Faulty Installation – On the other hand, if your asphalt shingle roof is poorly installed, to begin with, you can expect the shingles to curl eventually as it allows more heat and moisture to enter your roof. Once this happens, not only will you have a faulty roof on your hands but your warranty can be invalidated as well. To determine if this is the cause of your roof’s shingle curling, call a roofer to have your roof inspected as soon as possible.
4. Manufacturer’s Defect – Finally, a defect in the shingle’s manufacturing can also lead to premature curling in asphalt shingles. With that possibility in mind, be sure to only hire roofing contractors who work with reputable shingle manufacturers to ensure that you don’t purchase defective roofing shingles.
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