Roof blisters appear as raised areas on the roof surface. An indication that this part of the roof has lost adhesion, blisters can occur in any type of roofing, but it’s especially common in asphalt shingles.
The Great American Roofing Company, a trusted roofing contractor in the area, shares more information about the causes of roof blisters as well as simple tips on how to prevent them.
Roof Blisters Explained
Blistering is often caused by any or a combination of these three main culprits: moisture, poor ventilation and shoddy installation. However, it’s also important to note that blisters can start from the manufacturing process too.
As the roofs are made, spaces are also unintentionally built into them. These spaces are usually harmless as long as the shingles are able to keep their granules. But once the blisters start popping, the granules of the roof shingles become dislodged. This leaves your roof without protection from the sun’s heat and the roofing becomes prone to losing even more granules. Over time, blisters can result in a damaged or leaking roof.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
Here are a few simple tips to help you prevent roof blisters:
1. Proper installation is an important factor in the durability of your roof. Make sure to hire qualified professionals to do the job. Check their credentials and have a look at the pictures of their past projects. This will help give you an idea about the quality of their work. Also, it won’t hurt to remind them to follow the manufacturer’s specifications during the installation.
2. With the help of professionals, regular roof inspections allow you to identify problems early and fix them before any damage gets worse.
3. Regularly cleaning your roof can go a long way. It prevents moisture, dirt, or debris from building up—the perfect ingredient for a damaged roof.
The Great American Roofing Company ensures quality workmanship for their services, which include roof replacement and hail damage. Call us at (201) 515-2007 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.