Are blistering shingles a cause for concern? In the short-term, not necessarily. However, in the long-term, yes, blistering shingles can become a problem.
Why Do Blisters Form?
Blisters start to form on your shingles when trapped moisture starts to evaporate under the heat of the sun. Water vapor rises to the top of the shingle, creating blisters. Eventually, these blisters will pop, dislodging some of the granules that protect your roof from ultraviolet rays. That’s why you’ll need to have residential roofers replace the shingles as soon as possible. Otherwise, your roof can be exposed to the elements.
What are the ways to prevent blisters from forming on your shingles?
Make sure to buy shingles from large, reputable brands – Moisture can get trapped in the shingles during the manufacturing process. Keep in mind that such cases are rare and more common in roofs with off-brand shingles. Generally, it’s best to stick with reputable brands that have strict quality controls over their manufacturing processes.
If you need a roof replacement, make sure only experienced contractors install it. Moisture can easily infiltrate your roof if the shingles aren’t properly installed. And over time, trapped moisture might lead to a wide variety of problems, including blistering shingles.
Ensure there’s enough roof ventilation – The usual culprit behind shingle blisters is inadequate roof ventilation, which is essential to keeping your roof cool. Remember: Asphalt shingles will start to blister under intense heat. As such, it’s important to keep your roofing system cool.
Schedule routine roof inspections and maintenance – Over time, cracks might start to form on shingles due to natural wear and tear. Not to mention strong winds can dislodge a shingle or two. Having roofing contractors conduct routine inspections will ensure cracks and gaps on your roof are fixed before water can make its way to your roof’s underlayers.
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