Roof Shingles Lifting Up

Roof Shingles Lifting Up Roofers

Shingles that lift up are usually a problem with homeowners who have recently installed a new roof within the past six months. There are several possible reasons, but the most common one is that the shingle adhesive hasn’t had enough heat to fully seal yet, which causes the shingles to lift up. Lifting shingles usually occurs on the north side of the house, as that side gets less sun. If you think that this is the case, wait a bit longer for the adhesive to seal and the shingles will naturally fix themselves. Glue works best when the temperature is above 50 degrees F. Roofs installed just before the cold months might take until the next summer to lay completely flat.

Wind can also cause roof shingles to lift up. If you want to fix this yourself, you will need: a caulking gun, roof sealant, and a utility knife. Follow these steps to fix your roof shingles lifting up.

1. Cut the opening of the roof sealant at a 45 degree angle.

2. Load it into the caulking gun.

3. Take off the shingle with the utility knife.

4. Apply a generous amount of roof sealant.

5. Press the shingle back in place.

6. Weight it down with a heavy object, such as a brick, for at least 24 hours.

Defective shingles may also be a problem, as some are not as resilient to temperature and moisture changes and are more prone to becoming bent out of shape. If you think this may be the case, call the shingle manufacturer.

Roof shingles could lift up due to a variety of reasons, and in order to get the best idea why, you should find a reliable inspector to examine your roof. It’s also not a good idea to fix a problem that affects a large area on your own. Use the free service TalkLocal to find a reliable and highly rated roofing company to help you with your lifting shingles!

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