Early wear and tear is common in asphalt shingle roofing systems given their exposure to the harsh elements. The damage can manifest as shingle cupping, which may indicate the roofing material is already nearing the end of its service life. Chase Roofing LLC, the premier roofing and gutters company in the area, expounds on this particular shingle problem and what you can do about it.
What is Shingle Cupping?
This refers to a type of roof damage where the center of the asphalt shingle has become concave, with the corners and edges curling downwards. This occurs when the base mat of the material shrinks. Over time, chunks of granules will flake away from the mat, leaving it more vulnerable to the elements. Cupping is especially common on organic or felt-based asphalt shingles. This condition, however, is a normal wear pattern that shows up when the shingles age.
While cupping in shingles means that a roofing replacement might soon be in order, this doesn’t mean the shingles are already leaking. Depending on the extent of their condition, the shingles may yet last for a few years. That’s why you should avoid walking across the roof surface–doing so can actually accelerate wear and tear, and cause irreparable damage to the system.
How Do You Deal with Cupping in Shingles?
A roof replacement is inevitable when the shingles are already cupped. Once you’ve noticed the cupping has already resulted in roof leaks, it might be time to consult your trusted roofing professional. In this area, that will be Chase Roofing LLC. We are fully licensed and insured, with a Master Elite® certification from one of North America’s largest roofing manufacturers, GAF®. With this distinction, we can offer some of the highest quality asphalt shingle roofing systems available today, and deliver exceptional installation that adheres to the brand’s quality specifications.
When it comes to top-tier roof replacement services, look no further than your leading GAF® certified roofer, Chase Roofing LLC. We ensure a smooth and stress-free process when you turn to us for your roofing project. We proudly serve Yorktown, VA, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (757) 872-0700 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.