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Wisconsin Curling Shingles Prevention & Repair

What are Curling Shingles?

If you look up at your roof and see your asphalt shingles peeling up towards the sky it may be time to call Overhead Solutions. Curling shingles may start as largely superficial damage, they will eventually lead to more serious structural damage to the underlying structure. Curling shingles can be the outcome of a number of effects. It is important to keep your roof properly maintained to avoid costly overhaul fixes. Some of the causes of curling shingles include:

  • Poor attic ventilation - If your attic isn’t well ventilated, moisture filled air that typically rises to the attic can get trapped in the decking and cause mold to form, resulting in curling shingles.
  • Improperly installed shingles -  Your shingles could have been placed not using enough nails, or nailed shingles in the wrong places. This can allow for the shingle to come loose, and result in curling shingles.
  • Shingles that weren’t lined up properly - The tar line wasn’t lined up by an experienced professional on each shingle, so the shingles haven’t adhered properly. This leads to curling shingles, or shingles that could potentially fall off.
  • Multi-layered roofs - Occasionally property owners choose to lay a second roof on top of the old one to save on installation costs. Though it saves in the early days, it can lead to huge costs in repairs down the road. Multi-layered roofs often lead to premature curling shingles due to the new shingles not being as secure and thus easily curled by high winds.
  • Old age - The most common cause of curling shingles is an old roof. If you have an asphalt roof done more than 15 years ago and your shingles are curling, it’s probably time for a new roof

If you’ve noticed issues regarding curling shingles, be sure to contact Overhead Solutions for effective repairs, or preventative protection.

Protection Solutions

Before shoring up possible causes of your curling shingles like attic ventilation, it's best to get the damaged shingles repaired first. Curling shingles can be resealed if the damage isn’t too severe. In other instances, replacing damaged shingles or a total roof replacement may be the best course of action.

If your roof has maxed out its life expectancy and most of your shingles are curling, it’s probably time for a full roof replacement. As mentioned before, multi-layered roofs lead to reoccurring problems later on. Two layers of shingles are almost never better than one.

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