Millions of homes in the U.S. have asphalt shingles. This roofing material is attractive, cost-effective, durable and energy-efficient. However, a common issue that develops in asphalt shingle roofs is blistering. Fortunately, there are several ways you can avoid this problem.
Keep reading to learn the common causes of asphalt shingle blistering and how to prevent it.
Common Causes of Asphalt Shingle Blisters
Insufficient Roof and Attic Ventilation
Proper ventilation is essential to keeping your attic and roof at moderate temperatures. It reduces the risk of heat- and humidity-related issues like mold growth and rot. A highly humid and hot attic can compromise wooden components and your electrical system. Also, when it’s too hot, shingles will deteriorate faster and eventually develop blisters.
Moisture can sometimes get trapped within shingles during manufacturing. Roofing materials with trapped moisture are more susceptible to blistering. The moisture within these shingles increases in temperature when exposed to the sun’s heat, resulting in blisters forming.
How to Prevent Shingle Blistering
Keep Up With Roof Maintenance
You should schedule roofing maintenance from a reliable roofing company at least once a year and after a serious storm hits your area. If the roofers advise you need a roof repair, have it done immediately. Waiting too long to address roofing issues increases the chances of blisters and leaks.
Ensure Proper Attic Ventilation
After a roof inspection, you’ll know if your attic ventilation needs to be improved. With proper ventilation, you can avoid blisters on shingles and extend their lifespan. It prevents mold growth that can compromise your indoor air quality, comfort and health.
For your roof replacement and repair needs, Superior Roofing is here to help. Call us at (334) 298-5253, or complete our contact form to get a free quote. We work with clients in Phenix City, AL, and nearby communities.