Why Are Your Asphalt Roof Shingles Curling?

Keeping tabs on your roofing system allows you to catch any developing problems and have them dealt with promptly. One of the things you should be watching out for is shingle curling. But why exactly does this happen, and what can you do to mitigate it? 

Why Are Your Asphalt Roof Shingles Curling?

The Reason Asphalt Shingle Curling Happens

The most common reason for shingle curling is old age. Because the shingles are exposed to the elements day in and day out, they’ll wear down eventually, their deterioration signaled by curling in the roofing material. Curling usually starts at the lower edge of the shingle, then extending at the two sides. But there are also cases where asphalt shingles would start curling even if they’re still fairly new. This may be caused by:

  • Defects during the manufacturing process.
  • Poor attic ventilation, which exposes the asphalt shingles to excess heat buildup, causing them to curl or blister. 
  • Incorrect roof installation by an inexperienced contractor.

Dealing With Asphalt Shingle Curling

Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to repair asphalt shingles that are already curling, even more so when they’ve already lost most of their protective mineral granules. At this point, the roofing material is not as resistant to weather as before, increasing the chances of water infiltration and other related issues. You’ll need to turn to Sterling Exteriors for the ideal solution. We’re not just your trusted expert in roof repair; we can also handle your roof replacement needs.

Sterling Exteriors is a GAF Certified Weather Stopper® Roofing Contractor. This means access to some of the toughest and highest quality asphalt shingle roofs available today. They are designed to deliver superior and long-lasting weather performance while helping increase your home’s curb appeal thanks to their many customization options. Not only that, but they also come with extensive warranty coverage that adds an extra layer of protection to your roof investment.

Request a Roofing Quote

Aside from quality outdoor living solutions, Sterling Exteriors also offers professional roof replacement. Let us help you maintain a sturdier, damage-free home with our top-tier products and unparalleled service. We proudly serve the areas in and around Milford, Anderson Township and Newtown, OH. Give us a call today at (513) 685-8055, or fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation.