Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blistering: A Common Problem with Asphalt Shingles

Blistering shingles are a common problem with asphalt roofs. Blisters can shorten the life of your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks if not addressed. If the blisters are limited to just a few shingles, you don't really have anything to worry about. However, if the blisters are widespread, the entire slope may need to be replaced sooner than expected. Let's take a deeper look at what causes shingles to blister and how to prevent those blisters from popping and causing major damages to your roof.

Why Do Asphalt Shingles Blister?


Sometimes during the manufacturing process, moisture can get trapped within the shingle. Even though blistering is often perceived as a manufacturing defect, the blisters are typically caused by poor roof ventilation. If you're roof is not properly ventilated, the shingles can get very hot. This intense heat on your roof also heats up that trapped moisture, causing blisters to surface. If the shingles on your Lake of the Ozarks roof have trapped moisture, they are likely to start blistering within the first year of installation.

Preventing Blisters from Popping 


Blistering shingles aren't necessarily a big issue, as long as the shingles keep their granules. However, blistering shingles are bound to pop, which can lead to leaks and other roof damage. To avoid roof repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, use these tips to prevent your blistering shingles from popping:
  • Be careful not to walk on the blistered shingles. Blistered shingles will pop when disturbed by foot traffic. 
  • Falling debris, such as pine cones, acorns, limbs, etc., could cause blisters to pop as well. Removing trees that hang over your roof could be very beneficial to the longevity of your roof. 
  • Another method of prevention is to replace the asphalt shingles before they pop. However, this could be a costly repair depending on how many shingles are blistered.

If you're concerned about blistering shingles on your roof, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. We offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding areas.  Our company's staff has more than 100 years' combined experience in the roofing industry, so you can rest assured that your getting high quality work, with professional and personal service.

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