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Why Does Your Roof Look Wavy and Rippled?

If you notice that your asphalt shingle roof looks a bit wavy or rippled, it must be checked closely to determine whether it’s an issue that needs to be taken care of. Choosing to ignore this may cause further damage to your home, after all. It should also be done by professional contractors as they can give a more detailed assessment of your roofing problems and suggest what works best to solve them. 

As one of the top roofing companies in the area, Next Level Roofers only wants what’s best for your home. A wavy and rippled shingle roof shouldn’t be ignored, as they can indicate problems such as:

Wind Damage

Sometimes, shingles appear wavy or rippled because they’ve been ruffled or lifted by strong winds. Fortunately, they can still be reapplied with adhesive and smoothed down to hold them back in place. However, this can only be done if there’s no sign of creasing, cracking, or any type of wind damage; otherwise, the affected shingles will have to be replaced. Ignoring the damage will leave that part of your roof susceptible to water damage, which can lead to rot on your roof’s wooden components. 

Poor Workmanship

Ripples found on your shingles can also be caused by subpar workmanship. In a typical shingle installation, professional roofers follow the right procedures in stapling or nailing the underlayment so that they’re held firmly in place. The same goes for shingles as well – they should be nailed in the right locations to make sure the roofing materials don’t get easily blown off by strong winds.

Inadequate Ventilation

A well-built roofing system should have an adequate amount of intake and exhaust vents. Proper ventilation allows cool air to enter the intake vents to replace the warm air escaping through the exhaust vents. If your roof doesn’t have enough of these installed, expect condensation to occur under the wooden deck boards. Moisture could then seep through it and cause it to warp. Eventually, the shingles may also become rippled and buckled.

When it comes to professional roof replacement, our team at Next Level Roofers always accomplishes the job with professionalism and integrity. To get started, call us at (407) 237-7960 or by filling out our convenient contact form online. Our Florida service areas include The Villages (Leesburg) and the rest of Sumter County.