Asphalt is the most popular roofing material in the U.S. for residential properties. It boasts excellent weather resistance and a relatively long life span at an affordable price. It’s considered an all-weather material that surpasses wood in all aspects.
Asphalt roofs are durable and can last for several decades with proper care and maintenance. That said, they are still susceptible to problems such as shingle curling. In this post, Universal Roofing and Exteriors discusses why asphalt shingles curl and what you can do about it.
There are many factors that can cause asphalt shingles to curl or buckle. A leading cause is weathering. Prolonged exposure to rain, sun, and wind will eventually cause the shingles to buckle and crack as they lose their stability and weatherproofing.
Shingle curling can also be a result of poor ventilation. When the roof isn’t properly ventilated, moisture will eventually start building up inside of it, eventually settling on the underlayment. The shingles are nailed to the underlayment, and will eventually begin curling due to prolonged exposure to moisture.
How to Address Shingle Curling
Unfortunately, the only way to address curling shingles is to replace them completely through roof repair. Shingles that experience these structural problems have lost most of their innate stability and weatherproofing.
Rather than waiting for the problem to appear, you can invest in preventive repairs to prevent curling in the first place. Proactively dealing with common roofing problems such as leaks and weathering can extend the lifespan of your roof and keep your shingles from curling.
At Universal Roofing and Exteriors, we will help you with your roofing problems. We’re experienced roofers that offer high-quality residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (317) 376-1212 for more information. We offer roof repair in Indianapolis, Fishers and Zionsville, IN.