Why Are My Roof Shingles Not Laying Flat?

When was the last time you took a good look at your roof? Go outside and take a quick gander at your roof and the shingles it’s comprised of. Are the shingles perfectly in line, or do they look messy and disheveled. A roof should lay flat without any bumps or waves — if yours does, then you deserve an explanation.

if your roof shingles aren't laying flat, you might have a serious problem

Asphalt Shingles Need Heat and Time

For those of you who have gotten a new roof installed during the cooler weather, your asphalt shingles might look bumpy or wavy. This is due to the lack of heat (or sun) that will cause the shingles to heat up to the point where they will soften. Once shingles get warm enough, they will bond to their adhesive and will eventually flatten out. Sometimes new asphalt roofs just need some time (and heat) to settle.

You Decided to Re-Roof

Homeowners that are looking to save money when installing a new roof have the option of re-roofing their home. This means that a roofer can install a new layer of shingles over the existing shingles, saving you money in removal costs (homes can only have up to two layers of shingles). If your old roof sagged or had any bumps and imperfections, it will surely show these once the new shingles settle. The new shingles will still offer protection, but a full replacement is the best course of action for the longevity of your roof.

Lackluster Shingles and/or Installer

When it comes to roofing shingles, purchase the best quality brands. Trying to save money by purchasing lower quality shingles will leave you with a roof that will become damaged more easily and one that will not last nearly as long as it should. In addition to the shingle quality, the expertise of the installer should be taken into account. Even if you have the best shingles available, they won’t be able to do their job if they’re not installed properly. If you can, choose a reputable roofer with GAF expert installers.

If you’re noticing your roof’s shingles aren’t laying flat, then you should figure out why before the next storm rolls through town. Whenever you need a shingle repaired, or the entire roof replaced, give us a call and we’ll send out an expert installer to provide you with a free estimate.

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