Asphalt shingles are the most common choice in roofing material. They are durable and affordable which is why they are found atop nearly 5 million homes annually. Asphalt shingles are able to withstand drastic weather changes without suffering like other roofing materials might. They have their issues though. Nickerson Roofing is here to talk about some of the most common asphalt shingle problems we see.
Blistering on Asphalt Shingles
When you have blistering asphalt shingles, you will notice that areas on the shingle are elevated. There are a couple causes for these blisters to form on your shingles. One of the causes comes from aging. As the shingles get old, this blistering can happen and be an indicator that it is time to replace them. If the shingles are new, the problem is probably a manufacturer defect.
If you notice curling on the edges of your asphalt shingles, you likely have a moisture problem. These problems are usually caused by poor ventilation in your attic. As moisture escapes the shingles, they change dimension and cause curling. When curling happens, you may have to replace the entire roof.
Most of the time, when you have raised shingles, the roof hasn’t been installed correctly. There are a certain amount of nails that should be holding shingles down to give them the strength needed to resist wind and other severe weather. Choosing the right roofing company to install your roof is key to avoiding this problem.
Premature Cracking & Thermal Splitting
You may notice your shingles start to crack as they get older. Sometimes, the cracking can also be due to stress on the shingle as it moves during high winds and other weather related issues. Thermal splitting happens when extreme weather changes cause the shingle to split completely. When there are cracks and splitting issues, it effects the waterproof integrity of the shingle and cause put your roof at risk of moisture issues.
Excessive Granule Loss on Shingles
The biggest sign that you are losing granules is the presence of granules in the gutter system of your home. This is very common when your roof is on its last leg. This same issue can happen to shingles that are fairly new and is considered another form of manufacturer defect. Without these granules, your roof isn’t able to keep moisture from damaging your home.
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Asphalt shingles are a great choice for residential roofs. If you have an asphalt roof and notice any of these problems with the shingles on your roof, call on the roofing experts at Nickerson Roofing to inspect your roof immediately. With our training and experience, we have the skills to evaluate and solve the problems you are facing whether it involves roof repair or replacement. You can count on the job being done correctly, leaving you with a roof that will be able to stand the tests of time. Call us for more information about the roofing services we offer.