What To Do If Your Roof is Buckling

Have you ever noticed a roof that appears to be lifting up in certain areas? Maybe you noticed it while you were driving or maybe your roof appears to be lifting up? In the roofing world, we call this "buckling." Not only does this not look great, but it can also be causing major damage to your home. Today, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company would like to share with you what causes a buckling roof and what happens if you don't address the issue. 


What Causes a Buckling Roof 


When your roof is buckling, it resembles a large air bubble that stretches the roof sheathing, felt and shingles. This can be caused by a variety of different circumstances:
  1. Improper Installation of Felt or Underlayment - Buckling can occur when the felt or underlayment is not installed properly. If these products are wrinkled, it can easily show through the roof shingles, as the shingles are installed over it. 
  2. Movement in the Roof Deck - The roof decking is the plywood sheets that cover your home, under the shingles. If these boards are not installed properly, with spacers, they can shift and cause the roof to buckle. The spacers are needed to absorb any expansion from excessive heat. Deck movement can also occur when water finds it's way under the shingles due to a leak. This can cause the decking to swell and warp, and eventually rot. This can lead to serious damage to your home. 
  3. Poor Roof Ventilation - In the event, your roof is not properly ventilated, moisture will collect in the attic. This moisture becomes condensation on the underside of the roof, which can cause damage to the home's frame and roof decking. When that moisture gets trapped between the underlayment and the shingles, buckling can occur. 
  4. Failure to Remove Old Shingles - Applying a new roof over an existing one can also lead to a roof buckle. In this case, it's much harder to get the new roof applied properly to prevent moisture between the layers. You can almost guarantee that you'll eventually have buckling problems when you fail to remove the old shingles before installing a new roof. 

Future Problems of a Buckling Roof 

If you notice a buckle in your roof, you'll want to schedule a Lake of the Ozarks roof inspection, as that buckle could be a sign of worse problems or future problems to come. Not only can moisture damage the roof from the inside out, but that buckle could create entryways for water from outside to enter your home. Roof leaks and interior water damage could end up being a result of a roof buckle left unaddressed.

Call Above & Beyond Roofing for All Your Roofing Needs! 

If you notice that your roof could be potentially buckling, it's important to call a trusted roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks in a timely manner to prevent further damage. Above & Beyond Roofing are your go-to roofers at the Lake of the Ozarks and we offer free roof inspections! Give us a call anytime you experience an issue or if you just need an inspection done!


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