Kent Roofing: Article About Buckling Shingles
Some homeowners chose to install an asphalt roof because the materials relatively inexpensive. Other homeowners may even chose asphalt shingles because they are interested in trying to install a new roof themselves. However, if the shingles are not installed properly, they could potentially buckle, or rise up on themselves. In general, this problem occurs when the shingles are not lying flat on the underlayment. Not only do wrinkled shingles not look aesthetically pleasing, but they could allow moisture to get into the home's structure, potentially causing extensive and expensive damage. If a roof is showing signs of buckling, a Kent roofing contractor can help repair the damaged shingles and prevent the problem from happening in the future.
There are a number of issues that can result in buckled shingles. In homes that have an older roof, the shingles may become loose and allow moisture to be absorbed into the roof deck, causing the shingles to move or become wrinkled. The shingles may also be at risk if moisture becomes trapped beneath the shingles during the installation of new roofing materials.
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The roof felt that covers the roof deck may not have been laid down flat, causing the shingles that are over the wrinkles to leave gaps. Finally, the roof space may not have proper ventilation, which could also contribute to trapped moisture and shingle buckling.
If the problem is found before any major damage has occurred, a professional roofing contractor may fix the problem quickly and easily by removing the shingles that were affected. They can then re-install the roof felt if it became wrinkled or allow the decking to dry out. If ventilation is the problem, the roofer may create a plan with the homeowner to ensure that the attic space has proper ventilation. This will reduce shingle buckling and also reduce the risk of damage to the home's structure that may occur due to mold or mildew growth.
When looking to prevent roof buckling, it is recommended that homeowners discuss the issue with a professional contractor. Not only do contractors have a vast knowledge of the roofing materials available on the market, but they also know how to properly handle roofing materials to reduce the amount of water that comes into contact with the roof materials prior to and after installation. Additionally, they can also ensure that the shingles installed correctly to increase their lifespan and reduce any potential buckling or tearing.