Asphalt shingle roofing systems are an extremely popular and budget-friendly choice for homeowners across the country. In California, residents have access to top-notch asphalt shingle roofs. But just like anything related to home repairs, there will inevitably be some roofing issues that arise over time. One of them involves asphalt shingle rippling. This is where bumps or waves appear on the roof’s surface. Understanding what causes this issue and how it can be fixed is imperative for ensuring quality work and long-lasting results from your roofing company.
What Causes Asphalt Shingle Rippling?
Although rippling has a few different potential causes, some of the most common include improper installation and aging. Improper installation occurs when nails aren’t driven deep enough into the shingle. It may also be considered improper installation if the proper sealant isn’t used at the nail heads which may otherwise prevent moisture from entering under the decking. Aging on asphalt shingles can also cause rippling due to stiffening as it wears down over time with constant exposure to UV rays and other elements.
How to Identify Rippling
Identifying rippling on asphalt shingles is relatively straightforward and can be done in two simple steps. You must first conduct a visual inspection of the roof for any bumps or waves that appear along the surface of the shingles. This is usually easy to spot since it’s noticeable during normal inspection practices by an experienced residential roofing contractor. The second step involves performing a touch test of each wave or bump you suspect is present to determine if they are convex (rounded out) instead of concave (indented).
How to Fix Rippling
The specifics of your situation can help determine the best solution for the rippling issue. We recommend replacing all affected areas with new shingles if your current roofing system is aging due to natural wear and tear to ensure optimal performance and a uniform aesthetic. If the improper installation was the cause, then simply re-nailing each shingle into the decking may be your best repair option. Of course, you’ll still have to apply sealant at each nail head to prevent any further moisture damage from occurring over time.
Connect With Royal Roofing Construction
Roofing Construction has got you covered no matter what solution you need for resolving rooftop issues in Placentia and Anaheim, CA. With decades of experience and top-quality materials, we’ll help get your job done right so you can confidently protect your home or business. Give us a call today at (714) 680-0015 for more information about how we can help with roof rippling problems or commercial roofing work. You can also fill out our convenient online form for a free estimate.