It is bad enough that rippled, buckled asphalt shingles are unsightly to look at, but they also often indicate that your roof has sustained moisture-related damage. In this article, we shed some light on some of the most common causes of rippled asphalt shingles to help you determine a repair strategy.
A well-ventilated attic allows moisture to escape through the roof vents. If the ventilation is little to nonexistent, moisture can accumulate on the underside of the deck. Over time, this buildup can end up affecting the shingles, causing them to buckle or ripple. Adding ventilation to the attic can easily resolve this issue.
Sometimes, asphalt shingles have a rippled appearance because the roof has sustained a considerable degree of wind damage. If there is no creasing or cracking of shingles, the rippled appearance can be remedied by smoothing and holding the shingles in place. But if there is creasing or cracking, a roofing replacement may be necessary.
In some instances, minor leaks can go unnoticed because the damage is not obvious from inside the home. But once the trapped moisture begins to warp the shingles around the leak, it can swiftly lead to buckling or rippling. Have your roof inspected on a regular basis to catch leaks at their earliest stages.
If your roof was recently installed and the asphalt shingles are already rippling, then the issue could be a result of a manufacturing defect. Good thing is that most roofing systems come with warranties, so you only need to call your installer to have it inspected and repaired.
For professional residential roofing services, look no further than Willi Roofing Services. You can count on our team of roofing specialists to meet your comfort and efficiency needs while staying within your budget. Call us at (512) 394-8234, or complete our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Round Rock, TX, and nearby communities.