What Causes Roof Shingles to Buckle?

Are your shingles buckling?

Whether your roof is older or you had a recent shingle roof replacement, buckled shingles can happen to anyone. As a homeowner, noticing something off about your roof can be terrifying. However, if your shingles begin to buckle, it is important to have a professional roofer complete a thorough inspection to prevent further damage.

What does it look like:

If your roof looks like there is something underneath the shingles and is lifted upward, then you may have buckled shingles. You could also have curling shingles. You will know your shingles are curling if the shingles’ center looks dented and the edges are turned up. Buckled and curling shingles are noticeable from ground level, so regularly checking your roof is essential to your roof’s longevity.

Reasons your shingle roof buckles:

The most common reason for buckled shingles is moisture. If you replaced your roof recently and kept the old roof decking, the wood could have water damage from the retained moisture. At Garcia Roofing, our professional roofers replace any decking and flashing before installing the new shingles, so your shingle roof is safe from buckling.

When the felt underlayment retains moisture, buckling can also occur. Once the felt underlayment wrinkles, it begins to push the shingles upward.

One of the most common reasons for buckled shingles is the lack of ventilation in the attic. The hot hair and condensation will cause the shingles to curl and buckle. Ensuring you have proper ventilation in your attic is essential to protecting your shingle roof.

If you notice your shingles are curling and buckling, it is time to contact a professional roofer. Call Garcia Roofing today to schedule your inspection. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed with our roofing services.