What Is Shingle Cupping and How Should You Handle It?

Shingle cupping is one of the most common issues that your roofing system can face. It's a normal wear pattern that shows up as your shingles age, it's also one of the telltale signs that your roof is in need of repairs or even a replacement. You can often tell if your roof has shingle cupping if you see shingles developing a concave center, shingle edges that curl downwards and even granule loss from the shingle surface. With that in mind, shingle cupping is a major problem in every roof and thankfully, there are certain steps you can take to either avoid further damage to your system or prevent shingle cupping entirely.

In this post, roofing and gutter installation professionals from Colorado Roof Toppers explains what you can do about shingle cupping in your roof.

Proper Ventilation

One of the best ways you can prevent shingle cupping is through proper ventilation. Heat and moisture are bad for shingles and both can be trapped in the layers beneath. With that in mind, proper attic ventilation is important so that they can escape and prevent shingle cupping entirely.

Proactive Maintenance

Proactive maintenance is a necessary step every homeowner should take. Unfortunately, some neglect this step due to lack of time or simply because there doesn't seem to be a problem with the roof. Having a residential roofing contractor conduct regular inspections on your roof is one of the best ways to spot shingle cupping at its earliest stage and will allow you to have the problem repaired as soon as possible.

Avoid Walking on The Roof

Once shingle cupping occurs on your roof, the shingles become extremely fragile. Therefore, it's best that you avoid walking on your shingle cupped roof, especially during the cold weather when they're more likely to break. If walking on a shingle cupped roof is a needed, tiptoe carefully and avoid stepping on the cupped shingles. Doing otherwise can cause irreparable damage to your roof, so either avoid walking on the roof entirely or call a professional to fix your roof instead.

Turn to Colorado Roof Toppers for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of seamless gutters and roofing installation services. Give us a call at (303) 622-0305 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve homeowners in Longmont, CO, and other nearby areas.

by Denise Bart June 28, 2019
Gutters    Roofing