Asphalt shingle roofs are still the most popular roofing option in the U.S and Canada. They are an affordable choice and they last for a reasonable length of time, especially if you take good care of them. Professional roofers believe an asphalt shingle roof is worth the investment every time. Not a lot of homeowners would switch to a different roofing type even when they have to replace their shingles completely.
That being said, asphalt shingle roofs are not impervious to damage. As a matter of fact, there are several types of damage that could befall your roof. One of the most common is shingle curling.
What Does Shingle Curling Mean?
It doesn’t matter whether your shingles have an organic mat or a fiberglass mat. Curling happens to both types of shingles, though it’s more prevalent in organic-mat types. You might be curious as to whether curling and cupping are different, but it’s not important to differentiate them; they are both signs that your shingles are worn and you need a new roofing system.
It’s important to hire professionals to inspect your roof. Often, they can tell whether your shingles are beginning to curl even before you notice anything wrong with them. They are also more careful not to step on damaged shingles, which can break more easily.
In some cases, a shingle roof will start curling earlier than expected due to poor quality or bad installation. Shingles also curl when they are not given enough care. Generally, though, curling is a sign that your roof is old and in need of complete replacement.
Can You Repair a Curled-Shingle Roof?
A professional will be able to tell whether the shingle curling is still repairable or simply too bad. When the curling has become too bad, however, it’s rare that repairs can solve the problem. Badly curled shingles often mean you should already call a professional roofing company for a full replacement.
We can inspect your shingles to determine whether your roof is up for a repair or a full replacement. Call Century Roofing and Siding today at (613) 209-2662 for a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Ottawa, ON, and in other parts of Ontario.