Content Updated October 9, 2023
Oklahoma is known for its unpredictable weather, from blustery winds to severe storms. Through it all, your roof serves as a silent guardian. However, have you ever paused to consider the wear and tear your roof endures? This becomes particularly important when you start noticing issues like rippled asphalt shingles.
A well-maintained roof is fundamental for every homeowner, not only for the curb appeal but, more importantly, for the safety and longevity of your home. When those irregularities like wavy shingles make an appearance, they often indicate underlying issues. If you can’t spot these from your yard, how can you be sure about the health of your roof? And how can you prevent a small problem from becoming a major expense?
Uncovering the Causes of Rippled Asphalt Shingles
When rippled asphalt shingles appear on your roof, it’s a sign that something is amiss. These irregularities are cosmetic issues and potential indicators of more severe underlying problems. Understanding what causes these ripples can help you take the right steps to fix them and ensure the longevity of your roof. Here are the primary reasons behind rippled asphalt shingles:
- Leaks in the Roof
If overlooked, roof leaks can damage the asphalt shingles’ underlayment, causing it to wrinkle due to excessive moisture. These wrinkles then manifest as ripples in the shingles. Regular professional inspections can help detect and address leaks early, preventing further damage to your roofing system.
- Lack of Proper Ventilation
Inadequate ventilation can lead to a buildup of heat underneath the shingles, causing them to expand and contract. This continuous movement eventually results in the shingles rippling. To prevent this, ensure you have sufficient roof vents and that your attic is well-ventilated and adequately insulated.
- Subpar Installation
The quality of your roof installation plays a significant role in preventing issues like rippling. Always hire an experienced and reputable roofing contractor who adheres to manufacturer guidelines. Cutting corners during installation can lead to a range of problems, including rippled asphalt shingles.
- Aging Roof Materials
As a roof ages, its shingles become brittle and thin, making them more susceptible to rippling. The granules in asphalt shingles also degrade over time, leading to bald patches and deformities. If your roof is old, consider scheduling a roof replacement as soon as possible.
Arrowhead Roofing is Your Trusted Local Roofing Specialist
Founded in 1987, Arrowhead Roofing has been a cornerstone of unwavering dedication and quality service in Oklahoma and its neighboring regions, including NW Arkansas and SE Kansas. As industry leaders, we bring a wealth of expertise, financial stability, and resources to the table. Yet, at our core, we remain a locally-owned business—your neighbors who understand the unique weather challenges in this region.
Our reputation is built on a foundation of customer trust, and with over 400 five-star reviews on Google, that trust speaks volumes. So why should you choose Arrowhead Roofing? Here are compelling reasons:
Factory-Certified Installations: We adhere to strict guidelines for every installation to ensure both quality and longevity. Cutting corners is not in our playbook.
Premium-Quality Materials: We are committed to offering only the best materials because we believe our customers deserve nothing less.
Unbeatable Warranties: Alongside the industry’s best warranties, we also provide an additional labor warranty on all our work, giving you peace of mind.
Transparent Services: Transparency and honesty are the hallmarks of our service. Our customers appreciate our straightforward approach, transcending a mere business transaction to build lasting relationships.
Expertise in Insurance Claims: We excel at navigating the often complex landscape of insurance claims, particularly when it comes to storm damage issues.
Our team is certified, trained, and background-checked to assure you of the utmost professionalism and reliability in every project we undertake.
Reach out to Arrowhead Roofing. Let us guide you to a safer, sturdier, and more beautiful home. Contact us today at (918) 262-5139 or drop a message via our contact form for a free consultation. Remember, your roof deserves the best care; we’re here to provide it.