Since you’ve noticed your asphalt shingles rippling, it’s better to learn more about what it means and how it can affect your roof. There are several reasons why rippled shingles happen and how they can be fixed to avoid larger problems in the future.
To help you understand and solve the rippling in your roof, Pritchett Bros shares more information about asphalt shingle rippling.
Rather than removing the old shingles first, re-roofs are done by placing new shingles directly over them. The old shingles are trapped beneath sometimes with moisture, causing damage to the new shingles. The moisture is absorbed by the new shingles over time, causing them to ripple or curl. This significantly affects the life of the new shingles and can result in leaks.
Incorrect Shingle Placement
When installing a roof, accuracy is necessary. It is easy to tell when shingles are installed incorrectly. This is due to the shingles’ ripple effect on the roof’s surface. Incorrectly positioned new shingles can also create a wavy roof. A single inaccurate measurement can result in an uneven appearance. Having said that, selecting a reliable roofer is essential. Hiring a careless roofer jeopardizes not just the quality of your roof but also your time and money for future repairs.
If you just replaced your roof, the rippling and buckling are most likely the result of a manufacturing flaw. Fortunately, most roofs have warranties on both the shingles and the installation work, so you only need to contact your roof contractor to have the problem handled and repaired.
Regardless of the size of the project, Pritchett Bros can handle all your roofing needs. You can rest assured you’ll get everything you need to keep your home in good condition. Call us at (812) 275-3185, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.