What is Shingle Damage?

Having a roof on the head is what everyone dreams for especially when the weather turns bad. With prolonged exposure to various natural factors, like sun, wind, rain, ice, and snow, a roof will start to show alerts of age and damage that if left unaided could cause issues for you down the road, like water damage inside your homes. The extent of roof damage depends on the type of roofing materials and roofing shingles used. There are various roofing material available that consists of asphalt shingles, slate shingles, wood roof shingles, laminate shingles, fiberglass shingles, solar roof shingles, composite shingles, composite plastic roof shingles, rubber roof shingles, architectural shingles, dimensional shingles, metal roofing, or another type of material, it is necessary to have your roof regularly inspected for damage or potential problems.

Shingle damages that can occur due to natural factors harshness are:


Blisters are caused due to the proliferation of volatile gasses escaping from the asphalt coating. The gas emigrates to the shingle’s surface, where eventually the canopy will oxidize and cause blistering. Shingles are need not be installed over wet surfaces for abiding blistering.

Craze cracks (thermals)

Craze cracks are a result of the mat of the asphalt shingle drying out with time which induces the mat to shrink and results in the cracking of the flooring. Shingles that show this within a few years of being lodged may demonstrate a manufacturer defect with the shingle. They generally occur due to normal aging and wear and tear of the roof so it gets difficult to prevent the shingles from damaging.


Curling occurs when roof shingles begin to lift and curl on the edges of the shingle. Proper ventilation of the roof is necessary for avoiding curling. When roofs have additional layers installed over the top of the already existing layer then there are more chances of curling.


Cupping happens when shingles start becoming concave from the middle causing waves or cupping in the appearance of the shingle. Cupping usually occurs as a symbol of age-related wear and tear to asphalt or organic shingle roofs. To avoid flaking from happening it is needed that your roof should be properly ventilated and shingles get replaced after their useful time get over.


Flaking can be said to deteriorate the roofing surface, which is usually caused due to weathering of the shingle due to the extreme age of the flooring. As a prevention step, you should replace your roof when its useful lifetime gets over.

Hail bruise

A hail bruise happens when a hailstorm damages the surface and mat of the shingle which comprises the shingle’s ability of water-shedding. Especially when you are living in an area where hailstorms are common than in that case hail bruises can not be prevented.

Manufacturer defect

A manufacturer defect is an issue caused at the time of the manufacturing process of the shingle which causes a defect in the shingle. It happens sometimes which can or can’t be avoided.