You may, at some point, notice that your shingles aren’t lying flat. They may be an irregular shape, sticking up at odd angles, or some similarly concerning position. These are called buckled shingles, which are typically seen with asphalt shingles, and they should be addressed to prevent leaks and other damage that affects both the inside and outside of your home.
Don’t Get Bent out of Shape over Buckled Shingles
How do buckled shingles happen in the first place? Professional roofers attribute it often to summer humidity where an “increases in moisture content can cause movement of the decking.” This trapped moisture and/or improper ventilation (which can also act as a cause) wrinkles the underlying structure and warps the asphalt shingles. Another possible origin is if the roof had been laid with badly-spaced “roof sheathing,” which would have the shingles growing, shrinking, and then finally buckling.
So, how can a homeowner work to prevent buckled shingles from marring the roof’s appearance? Really, since this involves a good amount of work and safety concerns, it should be left to roofing contractors to perform the job. They’ll know that proper ventilation is needed to begin addressing this issue, particularly within the attic. They’ll remove the buckled shingles and replace them with new ones that, if things are done correctly, lie flat on the surface. They’ll also ensure that your roof has “the proper moisture content” which, as mentioned above, plays a big role in creating these pesky shingles in the first place.
A professional roofer will also know the best procedure and materials for the job in order to stop future shingles from getting contorted. They have experience with manufacturers and other areas of roofing expertise that you wouldn’t know if you undertook the job yourself. To hire a company that can perform this task with ease without breaking the bank, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.