I just had a new roof put on last week and I noticed that some of the
shingles aren't laying flat. They're GAF Timberline 30-year laminate
shingles so I know there's going to be more of an overlap look than
the more common three-tab shingles which lay more flush with the roof.
However, I noticed that quite a few shingles (about 5%) appear to be
buckled...not laying as flat as they should be.
I approached the roofer about this and he said that they should
straighten out in a couple of weeks....usually in warmer weather it
takes a couple of days... but that in colder weather like this
(central NJ...temps about 30-40 degrees F) it may take a couple of
weeks to break in.
If anyone has any insight on roofing shingles, I'd appreciate any
assistance. I just want to make sure I'm not being mislead by my
they should flatten out *if they are installed correctly*. If they were
installed to "tight" (too close together, or with one end butted up too
tight to a wall or something) they won't flatten, and should be repaired.
Wait until it gets warm out - if you have easy access tot he roof, its warm
when you put your hand flat on the shingles and pull it back because its too
hot. A good sunny day in January will work as well as a cloudy in summer....
If they ahven't flattened out in a couple months, I'd call him back - a good
day with sun should warmt hem up enough that they flatten out. If they
don't, they need to be fixed...
I had "The roof from hell" installed, and 1 of the reasons, I had the roofer
replae the whole roof was shingles not lying flat. The problem with mine was
thye roofer used a nail gun to attach the shingles, and about 300 of the nails
were not driven all the way in.
This was just 1 of many things they did wrong! The new roof looks great.
By the way, the orig roof job passed the inspections, by the County idiots!
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