Call Your Ann Arbor Roofing Contractor Right Away if You Notice Shingle Cupping
When shingle cupping begins on an asphalt shingle roof, it can turn your home into an eyesore, as well as weakening its overall performance by loosening the seal on the shingle. Cupping occurs when the shingle becomes concave in the middle and the corners or sides loosen up and their edges raise. Cupping is a normal problem in roof wear and tear and may simply occur because the shingles are aged and it’s time for replacement. It can also occur because of improper attic ventilation. Whatever the reason, if you notice cupping, call Sherriff-Goslin, your Ann Arbor roofing contractor for a free roof inspection.
In order to maximize the life of asphalt shingles, they must be protected from weather extremes and extreme heat. When heat builds up in an attic and isn’t relieved by airflow from ventilation, the shingles not only remain hot from solar exposure on top but heat up on the bottom because of the heat in the attic space. The typical home offers ventilation for the attic space beneath the roof deck via ridge vents, gable vents, and soffit. These components, when properly specified and installed, enable air flow underneath the roof deck. This prevents the roof materials from remaining too warm on a consistent basis and assists in maintaining ambient temperatures for the living space below without overworking air conditioning systems.
If you notice your shingles cupping, or beginning to show signs of cupping, it’s a good idea to stay off the roof. Even if shingles are cupping, the roof may not be leaking yet and it’s possible there are still multiple years left in the roof lifespan. However cupped shingles are weak and walking on them, having them hit by debris or impacted by extreme weather can accelerate their need for replacement.
If you notice cupped shingles, it’s a good idea to have a qualified roofer take a look at your roof system. Sherriff-Goslin, your Ann Arbor roofing contractor, offers free roof inspections and estimates. An experienced roofing contractor like Sherriff-Goslin will not only let you know whether shingles are ready to be replaced, but whether other roofing components such as soffits, ridge vents, or gable vents need to be modified or replaced to keep your roof ventilation properly balanced.