Keeping your roof in good condition is an important home maintenance task. Buckled shingles can quickly lead to interior leaks causing damage to your walls and creating the need for foundation repair. If damaged, your roof needs to be repaired quickly to prevent further damage and increased repair costs.
Causes of Buckled Shingles
Buckled shingles can at times be traced back to blunders made during the installation of your roof. Buckling might not appear for a year or two after getting a new roof. Under the shingles, there is a layer known as roof sheathing. Sheathing is made from plywood or a comparable material. The parts of the sheathing need to be spaced about 1/8-inch away from each other so that there is room for expansion and contraction when temperature changes occur. If sufficient space between the sheathing pieces is not made during installation, boards may expand and push the shingles thus causing them to buckle.
Buckling is the result of asphalt shingles not laying flat. It can be caused by wrinkling of the roofing underlayment or the shifting or “warping” of the wood deck. Lack of ventilation and inappropriately-applied felt are also potential causes of buckled shingles. Roof buckling can happen in any type of roof at any moment after roof installation.
Most roof problems are only exposed after they have reached an advanced stage. To add life to your roof and to shun early roof failure, have your roof inspected once each year by a reputable roofing company. Cox Roofing, an outstanding commercial and residential roofing company in Howard County, Maryland prides itself on tailored services. Contact Cox Roofing and address your buckled shingles today.