Why Aren’t My Roof Shingles Lying Flat?

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One of the most important things you can do for your home is to inspect its roof. The roof is meant to protect your home from harmful weather conditions so it must always be in perfect condition. But what happens when the shingles on your roof aren’t lying flat?

Newly Replaced Shingles
If you’ve just gotten your roof replaced and you see that some of the shingles seem like they are bumpy or wavy, don’t panic! Sometimes the shingles need time to settle after they are installed. There is an adhesive underneath shingles (asphalt), which will properly adhere once they are warmed up by the sun.

Second Layer Shingles
Some homeowners will choose to re-roof their home rather than tearing down old shingles and installing new ones. This process is cheaper and helps protect your roof for many years to come, even if a full replacement is the better option. When new shingles are installed onto older ones, the new roof will resemble the look of the old one. So if there were any waves or grooves on the old roof, they’ll still be seen afterward.

Poor Installation
The roof on your home is only as good as the quality of the shingles AND the quality of the installation. Anyone can purchase the best materials, but it takes an expert installer to put everything in its place. Having inexperienced roofers install your new roof just so you can save a buck is one of the worst decisions you can make as a homeowner. If you want your roof to look seamless and protect your home for more than 20 years, hire a company with a good reputation and expert installers.

If you inspect your roof and find that your shingles aren’t laying flat, consider one of these reasons as a contributing factor. When you need a reputable roofing company, contact the expert installers at Preferred Exterior. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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