Besides offering protection against the elements, your roof is essential to your home’s curb appeal. Old or damaged shingles could give a poor impression of your property. It’s why people become concerned when they see that their roof looks wavy. Fortunately, it isn’t always an indication of severe damage.
Read on to find out what rippling means for an asphalt shingle roofing system.
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It’s normal for shingles to look a little imperfect or wavy after installation. They should lie flat after a few days of direct sun exposure. Contact your installer if your new roof still appears rippled after that period. This problem could occur due to poor shingle installation.
Ventilation plays a significant role in the performance and longevity of your roof. If there isn’t enough airflow in your attic, warm air will build up and speed up the deterioration of shingles. It can also cause the decking to warp. Improving your attic ventilation can prevent these issues and help you save on roof repair costs.
Even minor leaks can cause severe damage to your roof and the rest of your home. Water will eventually find its way into your living space if you fail to address issues immediately. To avoid this from happening, schedule routine roof inspections. Doing so will allow roofers to catch issues that could lead to leaks.
Waviness or rippling on asphalt shingles can also occur due to manufacturing defects. That is among the many reasons why it pays to invest in products with comprehensive warranties. If you face this issue shortly after your roof replacement, get in touch with your contractor to perform necessary repairs or replacements.
Are you looking for reliable roofers to help with your next roof replacement? Turn to Diamond Roofing Specialists, Inc. Call us at (203) 754-7884 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve clients in New Haven, Bridgeport and Waterbury, CT.