As a homeowner, having a sturdy roof is important to protect your home. To ensure this, regular maintenance is needed, and it should be done by trusted roofing and window replacement contractors. While it may sound a bit costly, a professional maintenance check can extend your roof’s life span, letting you save money in the long run.
Blistering asphalt shingles is not an uncommon occurrence; you’ve probably already noticed this on some of your roof’s shingles. Dealing with it is not complicated either, provided that it’s done by a professional.
Blistering Shingles: Why They Happen
When moisture gets trapped in the shingles during the manufacturing process and is heated up by sunlight, it evaporates and causes blisters to form. The amount of damage varies, but if this is happening to your home’s roof, it’s usually not as bad as it looks so long as the asphalt granules are still intact.
While blistering doesn’t usually affect asphalt shingle lifespan, it’s a different story when the blisters start to pop. When this happens, the granules on the shingles become dislodged, which leaves them unprotected from the UV rays of the sun. When this happens, we recommend having the affected shingles replaced by a reliable general contractor as soon as possible. Otherwise, the blistered area of the roof will slowly lose more granules over time, which affects its ability to protect the roof. Eventually, the shingles will lose its effectiveness and can lead to water leaks and internal roofing damage, and won’t be able to fully protect your home from the harsh weather elements.
How Blistering Shingles Can Be Repaired and Replaced
To make sure the blistering shingles don’t pop, be careful not to walk over them, as they can easily pop when they’re under foot traffic. Falling debris such as acorns, pine cones and small branches from nearby trees can also pop blistered shingles, so make sure they’re cleared from your roof. However, doing these precautions doesn’t exactly eliminate the problem, since the affected shingles are still in place. These precautions also won’t even prevent natural causes to pop them, such as hail storms.
If you have this problem on your roof, it may be better to have the shingles replaced instead. Whether it’s reliable roof replacement or siding repair, 3JM Exteriors, Inc. has got you covered. Call us today at (630) 985-6494, or you can reach us online by filling out our contact form. We serve Naperville, IL, and nearby areas.