Why Do Shingles Cup and Curl?

Roof Shingles Cupping And Curling

Shingles protect your roof and keep your home looking great. Unfortunately, they are among the most common causes of trouble for homeowners’ roofs. Strong winds and turbulent weather can cause them to come loose, cup and curl. This leads to an uneven and unsightly looking roof and can lead to leaks and further damage to your roof. Learn more about why shingles cup and curl or, if you are already experiencing issues with your shingles, contact the experts at Absolute Roof Solutions to get quick, quality roof repairs.

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Roof With Damaged Shingles

  • Why do shingles cup and curl? – There are a few common causes that lead to cupping and curling shingles. If the centre of the shingle is concave, the shingle is cupping. If the edges become turned up, they are described as curling. Common causes include age and wear from weather. Hail and a huge variance in temperature are common causes. The asphalt shrinks, leading to cupping and curling. Do not walk on cupping or curling shingles.
  • What are the aging signs? – Take a look at your roof. If you notice the shingles are cracking, cupping, clawing, or there is granule loss or fishmouthing (showing raised edges with curling over the butt-joint of two shingles below), your roof is aging and shingles are showing damage..
  • Should you replace or fix the current shingles? – If your shingles are currently cupping or curling, the structure is compromised and the shingles and roof will be vulnerable to chipping and other damage. Getting a roof inspection from an experienced roofer is essential to prevent further damage from progressing. Once again, be sure not to walk on the roof, as it can cause irreplaceable damage and require a complete roof replacement.

The team at Absolute Roof Solutions offers residential and commercial roof repair services across the Vancouver Lower Mainland Area. From your shingles to your attic, our experienced roofers provide fast and friendly roof repairs to keep your roof looking its best. Rely on our experts to pinpoint the problem, provide tips for prevention and offer repairs for your roof troubles. You can also count on us for emergency repairs.

A few cupped or curled shingles can cause serious and costly damage to your home. Find out more information or get your shingles fixed by contacting Absolute Roof Solutions at (604) 263-0334.