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Why Your Shingles Are Curling

Most asphalt roofing systems nowadays are manufactured to last for at least 20 years, as long as proper maintenance and inspections are performed on a regular basis. However, you can never rule out the possibility that your roof’s asphalt shingles can sustain damage. One of the major roofing issues that you don’t want to face is when your shingles curl up, leaving your roof vulnerable to leaks and all of the issues that come with this. Why do asphalt shingles curl up? Like many common roofing problems, there are several explanations, and


Reasons That Shingles Curl Up


  • Old Age: Shingle curling is an age-old sign that your roof’s best days are behind it, and will need to be replaced in the near future. Keep this in mind, so that if you see signs of shingle curling on your roof, and your roof is more than 20 years old, you know to contact a professional roofing company immediately, to begin the process of replacing your roof.


  • Bad Ventilation: Inadequate attic ventilation can cause your roof’s asphalt shingles to curl because, without proper ventilation, excess heat and moisture become trapped in your attic. This basically causes your roof to cook from the inside, and curling shingles are a result of this temperature strain. If you suspect inadequate attic ventilation to be the cause of your curling asphalt shingles, immediately contact a roofing contractor for an inspection, so that you can prevent further damage or costly leaks. 


  • Incorrect Installation: Another reason for shingle curling is that your asphalt shingles are poorly installed. If this happens to your roof, you can expect the shingles to curl as they allow more heat and moisture into your roof, similar to the improper ventilation point above. Once this happens, not only will you have a faulty roof on your hands but your warranty can be invalidated as well. Call a professional roofer to have your roof inspected as soon as possible, if you believe your shingles were installed incorrectly.


Worried about curling shingles? Need a new roof? Curious about the latest roofing technology? No matter what roofing questions you have, the team here at ACME Roofing is ready to answer them, and help you solve your roofing problems before they spiral out of control. Contact us today!