Even if you regularly care for and maintain your home, wavy or rippled shingles can easily break its visual appeal. It’s often a sign of damage and deterioration, so address it immediately to prevent further repair costs later on. However, not all are visible from ground level, making it hard to determine how they to be taken care of. If this is the case, you should work with a trusted roofing contractor who can closely examine your roof’s surface.
A professional roofer can determine the real cause of your wavy and rippled shingles and figure out how this particular problem can be resolved. Some of the most common causes include:
Hidden Roof Leaks
Sometimes, small roof leaks can go unnoticed simply from inside the home. This can happen if the water seeps in slowly and won’t cause immediate damage. Unless you regularly inspect your attic for leaks, this can get bigger over time and may affect different parts of your roof. As it penetrates the shingles, it can pool on the underlayment and the trapped moisture can lead to ripples and waves on the surface.
Even if you choose top-quality asphalt shingles for your roof replacement, they won’t fully protect your home if not properly installed. If they weren’t installed according to manufacturer guidelines, they’ll end up wavy and rippled within a few months. Make sure to work with trained and experienced contractors to install your shingles properly.
While it’s important to have a roof that enhances your home’s visual exterior, it should also be built to provide comfort for its inhabitants. However, constant exposure to wind and other elements can cause wear and tear on the surface and eventually lead to wavy and rippled shingles. Fortunately, they can be repaired if the damage hasn’t affected the entire roof. But if you see signs of cracking, creasing, or other surface damage, replace the affected shingles immediately.
Arrowhead Roofing is your best choice for quality asphalt shingle repair and replacement services. Contact us today by calling (918) 743-9257 or filling out our convenient contact form for a free consultation.
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