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Rochester, MN Faulty Shingles

Shingles curling unexpectedly on your home?

If you have noticed that the shingles on your roof are being to curl along the edges, you may be wondering what exactly is going on.  There are several reasons that shingles begin to curl:

  1. If you have not had the old shingles removed when your new roofing was put on and the roofers simply put the new shingles on top of the old, this could be causing the problem.  The reason this can happen is that the new shingles do not line up with the existing ones, therefore they will not seal properly and as a result can either come off during high winds or you will begin to see them curl.
  2. Attic space ventilation is extremely important for your roof.  Moisture from your home and from the outside can result in moisture congregating in your attic, causing your roofing shingles to curl.  Proper attic ventilation is a must to maintain the integrity of your entire roofing system.
  3. If your shingles were installed improperly, this can also lead to them curling.  The sealing strip under your shingles and the way they are nailed, if not done according to the manufacturer’s recommendation, can lead to curling upward or inward over time.
  4. It may be that your roofing shingles have just reached the end of their lifespan.
  5. One other thing to consider is that maybe you received a product that was defective.  But how would you know?

One of the best ways to know exactly what you are dealing with is to contact a reputable roofing contractor that works in your area.  Ronnigen Roofing has been in the Rochester, MN area for over 17 years doing what we do best and that is meeting your roofing needs.  We will inspect your roofing system and discuss with you what exactly needs to be done and how we plan to do that. 

In addition to this, if there are any class action suits regarding the shingles that are currently on your roof, we will give you direction as to what you need to do.  In fact, we are aware of a current class action suit against the CertainTeed Corporation alleging the company manufactured and sold defective roofing shingles.  Plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit can recover not only the full price of new shingles but also any labor costs plus damages caused by the defective shingles.

Whether you are having problems due to defective shingles or any of the other reasons discussed above, the knowledgeable roofing contractors at Ronnigen Roofing are ready to help in whatever way we can.  We will do what it takes to insure your entire roofing system will provide safety for you and your family, your home and its contents.

Getting to Know Your Shingle Roof

The care and maintenance of your roofing system is one of the most important parts of home maintenance.  Your roofing system, which includes the roof itself, gutters, flashing and vents, all work together to keep your home free from outside elements.  If one part of this system fails you could be looking at major repairs, replacement and expense.  This is why it is important to know your roof.

What type of roof do you have?  What is its age?  It’s important to know the answer to both of these questions as when problems arise it may still be under the manufacturer’s warranty.

If you are noticing some of your roofing shingles are beginning to lift up or are curling, this is one of the signs of aging. Debris left on the roof, algae or moss or storms and high winds, as well, can be the cause of lifting the edge of those shingles up.  While a curled or lifted shingle may not mean a full roof replacement, it is important to have your roof inspected so you don’t begin to see water damage on the inside of your home.  Another sign of your roof’s aging is if you are noticing more and more granules in your gutters and downspouts.  Shingles continually lose granules throughout their lifetime but seeing more and more frequently is a red flag.  This is actually a sign that your shingles are reaching the end of their lifespan, and it may time to seek an experienced professional to discuss a new roof.   Cracked or torn shingles from foot traffic on the roof, high winds, hail, tree branches or ice and snow can cause problems and need to be addressed right away.

Getting to know your roof and your roofing warranty can be the first step in determining a solution to any problem.  If you have questions or need advice or help, call the qualified professionals at Ronningen Roofing; we have been servicing areas such as Spring Grove, Minnesota since 1998.  We will do inspections which will not only spot problems you may be currently having but also spot potential problems that could escalate in the near future.  We will discuss a solution with you and give you a written estimate of all work.  Allow the professional roofing contractors at Ronningen Roofing help you get to know your roof and keep it working properly for you and your family for years to come.