Your asphalt roofing shingles protect your home and family from the harsh weather. However, they may also run into problems, such as blistering, which is a common occurrence in most residential roofing systems. It happens for a variety of reasons, which we highlight below. We’ll also discuss what you can do should your asphalt shingle roof show signs of blistering.
Moisture is one of the reasons why blisters form on asphalt shingles. While exposure to the elements is often the primary cause, moisture can get trapped during the manufacturing stage. Once the shingles are installed and exposed to the sun, the trapped moisture heats up, rising to the surface of the material and creating blisters in the process.
Poor Roof Ventilation
Adequate ventilation is a must to ensure your roof’s longevity and performance. Without it, your temperature inside your attic will be close to or the same as that of the outside. Your asphalt shingles get baked on both sides, causing them to blister.
How to Prevent Shingles From Blistering
Although it’s a common problem, there are still ways to prevent your asphalt shingles from blistering. One thing that you can do is to invest in high-quality shingles. As a leading roofing company in the area, Winfield Builders offers a wide array of roofing products, including three-tab and architectural asphalt shingles.
However, the most important thing you can do as a homeowner is to make sure that your roofing system undergoes routine inspections and maintenance. Our roofing specialists can check your roof thoroughly and detect underlying problems not seen by an untrained eye. Expect us to address the blistering or any other issue we come across to make sure your roof remains intact and capable of protecting your home against the weather.
Winfield Builders also provides high-quality siding installation, gutter replacement, and other exterior home improvement services. Call us now at (301) 370-7925, or fill out our contact form for a free, no obligation quote. We’re excited to serve clients in Annapolis and Columbia, MD.