Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials on the market because of their durability and long lifespan. Unfortunately, like any other roofing material, asphalt shingles can sustain damage earlier than expected.
Here’s everything you need to know from roof repair experts at Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. about what causes blistering in asphalt shingle roofs.
Trapped moisture in asphalt shingles. A faulty manufacturing technique is one of the main causes of asphalt shingles scorching. Moisture might get trapped inside the shingles. When trapped moisture is exposed to the sun, it heats up and causes blisters on your roof. This is why you need to select a professional contractor that only uses products from reputable manufacturers.
Poorly-ventilated roof or attic. Without appropriate ventilation, your roof or attic can become excessively hot. This can generate unsightly blisters on your roof. Inspect your roof routinely for small blisters that may pop and cause granules to fall off shingles. If this happens, your roof will be exposed to harmful UV radiation.
Installers’ poor workmanship. Roof blistering can be caused by improper installation. Wrinkles, leaks and blisters can occur if roofing materials are not loosened or installed at the proper temperature. These issues can raise the risk of structural damage and shorten the roof’s lifespan, while also putting your skylights at risk. Ensure that the roofer you pick is well trained and has excellent installation abilities.
How to Prevent Asphalt Shingle Blisters
Blisters are more common on older asphalt shingle roofs. Manufacturers today adhere to stricter quality standards, such that moisture becoming trapped in asphalt shingles is rare. You don’t need to be very concerned if your roof was replaced within the last decade. In most cases, factory flaws are covered under the manufacturer’s material guarantee.
With our reputation for quality and dependability, Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. can guarantee excellent roofing and gutter installation. You can fill out our contact form or give us a call at (410) 928-1873 and we’ll set up a time to meet with you at your home or business for a free no-obligation quote. We provide services to residents of Columbia and Ellicott City, MD.