Shingle cupping on your roof is something that you need to watch out for. If you see cupping on your shingles, this means that there are possible damage or issues on your roofing system. Cupping refers to shingle deformation or distortion. Before you get a roof replacement service, you have to understand the basics of this issue first.
Causes of Shingle Cupping and Their Solutions
Here are some common causes of shingle cupping:
Aging – If your roof has been installed for years, expect that it will be susceptible to normal wear and tear. It can also suffer damage and cause cupping when it has been exposed to harsh weather for a long time. You can contact a professional contractor to replace the damaged shingles. However, if you think that majority of your roof shingles are deformed, it’s best to have a new roofing system installed.
Roof Ventilation Issues – Poor roof ventilation may also cause shingle cupping. If your property is often exposed to extremely hot weather conditions, your roof’s structure will be greatly affected. Ensure that you have proper roof ventilation to prevent further roof damage. You can also check out your exterior vinyl siding to make sure that your property has sufficient insulation.
Mishandled Shingles – Even if there were no issues in the manufacturing and installing the asphalt shingles, if they were stored or handled improperly, their quality will deteriorate faster. It’s necessary to store shingles in areas that are not exposed to harsh weather and elements.
Insufficient Asphalt Binders – Shingles can develop premature wear and tear if your roof does not have sufficient binders. You can consult a professional roofer to help you find solutions regarding asphalt-based binders.
Worried that you might be dealing with shingle cupping? Contact Independent Construction Services today to schedule an inspection. Aside from roofing services, we also offer gutter replacement, siding repair and exterior painting service, among other exterior replacement services. Call us at (828) 358-1780 or fill out our online contact form. We serve Candler, NC, and the surrounding areas.