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Why Asphalt Shingles Blister

Why Asphalt Shingles Blister

Asphalt shingles that show little, pimple-like protrusions on their surface indicates that they have been compromised by blisters and should be replaced immediately. These ruptured blister regions can, over time and with natural weathering, cause leaks and roof damage, resulting in costly repairs. Understanding why this happens helps you protect your roofing from blisters and other roofing issues. 

Shingles Blister

Why Asphalt Shingles Suffer From Blisters

Excess moisture can become trapped in asphalt shingles during the manufacturing process in some cases. This raises the likelihood of blistering. The shingles are exposed to the sun after installation, which is why they fade. As sunlight heats the roofing material, it also heats the trapped moisture, which can cause blisters to form on the surface.

The attic is an enclosed space, so if the intake and exhaust vents do not work properly, heat can accumulate inside. If they aren’t, heat is trapped and bakes the asphalt shingles above, causing them to blister. Since the roofing material has deteriorated, it may no longer be as effective at withstanding inclement weather.

Preventing Blisters in Asphalt Shingles

Be careful not to pop any blisters on your asphalt shingles. If not, the shingles will lose their mineral granules and become more susceptible to weather damage. But this is only a temporary fix, as foot traffic, debris or hailstone impact damage may eventually break those blisters. Then, you’ll need a new roof. Preventing blisters on your roof begins before it is installed. You’ll need to choose asphalt shingles that are known for their quality and durability.

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Why Safe Snow Removal Is Important to Commercial Roofs

Why Safe Snow Removal Is Important to Commercial Roofs

Maintaining your commercial roof’s integrity and functionality should always be a priority – especially during winter when snow and strong winds can make your roofing more susceptible to damage. Your roofing contractor should be capable of removing snow accumulation as well as completing planned maintenance. Here’s why snow removal is vital for commercial roofing.  Continue Reading

3 Ways to Make Sure Your Roof Is in Good Shape This Winter

3 Ways to Make Sure Your Roof Is in Good Shape This Winter

Preparing your roofing system for the next few months is imperative, especially if you live in a region with extreme winter weather. After all, you’ll be relying on it to keep you and your family warm and comfortable. Below are three ways to make sure your roof is in good shape before winter arrives. Continue Reading

The Basics of Roof Replacement in an HOA Community

The Basics of Roof Replacement in an HOA Community

There are a lot of things you need to consider when planning a roof replacement project, from choosing the roofing material that fits your home’s architectural style to finding the right contractor for the job. Another thing you need to look into is whether or not your homeowners’ association (HOA) will approve this home improvement. Continue Reading

Protecting Your Home’s Exteriors During a Roofing Project

Protecting Your Home’s Exteriors During a Roofing Project

Sometimes, during a roof replacement project, small debris may fall and cause accidental damage to your garden or some other part of your home’s exterior. The debris can also harm any curious children or pets, which can lead to serious injury and additional medical bills. This is why professional roof repair and replacement contractors are required to… Continue Reading

How to Properly Deal With Roof Flashing Failure

How to Properly Deal With Roof Flashing Failure

Flashing is a roofing material that’s designed to redirect water runoff safely towards the gutters. These components play a crucial role in protecting your roofing system from different weather conditions and elements. So, if it fails, it can lead to water leaks and more damage within your roof’s structure. But what causes flashing to fail? Continue Reading

4 Tips for Ensuring Successful Roofing Projects

4 Tips for Ensuring Successful Roofing Projects

One of the most significant purchases that homeowners will make is a roof installation. A roofing project can be labor-intensive and time-consuming, requiring three to four weeks to finish on average. Although a new roof is an expensive investment, it is an effective method to keep your home in good shape and increase its curb… Continue Reading

Lowering Your Insurance Premiums With a Metal Roof

Lowering Your Insurance Premiums With a Metal Roof

When it comes to repairing a deteriorating roof, there are numerous factors to consider: cost, replacement material, possible upgrades, aesthetics and so on. While the impact of your new roof on your insurance premiums is definitely not at the top of your priority list, the correct material can have that pleasant side effect. You might… Continue Reading

Reasons Why Your Roofer’s Choice of Screws Matters

Reasons Why Your Roofer’s Choice of Screws Matters

When it comes to construction, you might think that a screw is a screw and that it doesn’t really matter what kind you end up using so long as it holds two pieces together. Wrong. In roofing, even something as small as a screw can have a huge impact on the overall quality of the… Continue Reading

The 4 Unique Advantages of Installing a TPO Roof

The 4 Unique Advantages of Installing a TPO Roof

If you are looking for a flat roof that is both easy to install and energy-efficient, then you can’t do better than a thermoplastic olefin (TPO) roof. TPO is a single-ply roofing membrane that is fast becoming one of the most popular flat roofing options on the market.  Continue Reading