Shingle curling is impossible to miss due to its impact on the appearance of your roof. However, this isn’t simply a cosmetic issue that you can postpone fixing. If neglected for a long time, it can affect the performance of your roof system and lead to other issues.
Here are the possible reasons why your asphalt shingles are curling.
Why Shingles Curl?
Asphalt shingles typically curl due to wear, so it’s common on old roofs. In this case, the only remedy is to replace your roof. However, if your roof is still relatively new, curling may be a sign of another issue, such as roof vent or moisture problems. Sometimes, shingles may also curl because of shoddy installation. Regardless of the reason, it’s best to call a professional to have a look at your roof.
How Curling Differs From Other Wear Patterns
Different wear patterns can form on asphalt shingles, and, oftentimes, the terms for these patterns are used interchangeably. However, it’s important to note the differences, especially if you’re trying to identify the specific roofing issue.
For example, “curling” typically occurs only at individual shingle tab corners. Meanwhile, “cupping” makes shingle perimeters appear lifted and the center concave or “cupped”. “Fishmouthing” is another pattern that’s usually described as an upward curve in the center of a shingle tab.
These differences can be difficult to notice at first so you should have a professional inspect your roof. This way, you can confirm the problem and use appropriate solutions to fix it.
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