Asphalt shingles are sturdy and durable, but they’re far from problem-free. One of the most common problems this roofing system encounters is curling, and while most people see it as a superficial problem, it’s a warning sign that the health of the roof is compromised.
In this post, Colorado Roof Toppers shares the reason why asphalt shingles start curling.
Curling shingles may be a sign that the roof was not properly installed during its construction. This can either be due to improper nails to fasten the roof or the shingles being nailed at the wrong spot. Either way, this type of curling manifests very late in the life of a roof and may come as a surprise to many homeowners.
To prevent this, make sure you work with an experienced roofing contractor. Roofing companies like us know exactly what kind of nails to use when installing your new shingles and will make sure they’re expertly fastened to your roof structure.
Shingle curling is also a sign of poor ventilation; specifically, ventilation in the attic space. Hot and humid air naturally rises upwards to the roof, but when the attic is poorly ventilated, it may get trapped in the roof deck. This results not only in shingle curling but also the proliferation of mold.
A Sign of Old Age
Finally, curling shingles may be a sign that your roof is past its expected life span and is in need of timely residential roof replacement. The average asphalt shingle system has a life expectancy of 20 to 25 years, but this isn’t taking into account general wear and tear along with maintenance.
Colorado Roof Toppers is ready to assist homeowners with curling shingles and preventive repair and maintenance. Call us today at (720) 378-1901 or (970) 535-4128 to learn more about our services. We are a roofing contractor serving homeowners throughout Fort Collins, CO.