Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!
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Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!

You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.

Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!

Common Reasons Why Roof Shingles Start Curling

Brian Riley

Your shingles must lay down flat for your roof to protect your home. Unfortunately, homeowners often discover that their shingles curl upward, leaving their roofs vulnerable. Not only that, but curling shingles can indicate that your roof has other defects that need to be corrected. There are several reasons why your shingles might be curling.

Poor Ventilation

Your roof might have inadequate ventilation. If so, hot air rises and causes the shingles to buckle or curl. When buckling, the middle of the shingle bulges and is also a problem for your roof.

Old Age

Even if there is nothing wrong with your roof, it may be too old. Regardless of the original materials' quality, your climate impacts the shingles over time. Sun will cause your shingles to dry out and curl. Moisture also causes roofs to rot. Thus, your curling shingles might tell you it's time for a new roof.

Poor Workmanship

Always have your roof replaced by a professional. Some homeowners choose to install their roofs themselves. But, a poor-quality installation is one of the most common reasons for curling roof shingles.

Substandard Materials

Low-quality roofing materials will cause your shingles to curl. For each type of roofing material, premium versions, such as architectural asphalt shingles, will remain in place for longer.


Some shingle manufacturers have identified issues with their products and have made improvements. If your shingles begin to curl after installation, check the warranty. However, for your shingles to be covered:

  1. There must be no issues with the attachment of the shingles
  2. A roofing contractor must inspect your roof and discover the curling shingles

Then, you might be entitled to a replacement.

Shingles Installed Over Old Roofs

To save money, you could install new shingles over an old roof. Nevertheless, an old roof is not a stable surface upon which to install new shingles. They might be more prone to curling and buckling. 

What to Do About Your Shingles

Your shingles must be in good condition so they can protect your home. Yet, you may be able to avoid replacing your roof entirely. If only a few shingles curl, they can be replaced easily by a roofing repair contractor. 

Only repair your roof if you know the underlying cause of the curling shingles. For instance, if your home has poor ventilation, there are several ways an experienced and professional roofing contractor can correct this problem. Otherwise, your shingles will continue to curl, and you'll only be replacing them again and again. 

For more info about roof repair, contact a local company.