10:29AM | 09/23/04
Member Since: 09/22/04
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We just had New Architectural Shingles installed yesterday on our roof and my wife is panicking because they apear wavy instead of flat. I am assuming this is normal and they will flatten out after they settle but she believes we are getting ripped off. Is it normal for them to appear wavy when first installed or not?


03:38PM | 09/23/04
Member Since: 09/21/04
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We just put 50 year on our house (9/12 pitch).

They look pretty good after they are exposed to a warm sun for a day or so. Maybe just give them some time.


07:31PM | 09/23/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
They will normally look wavy slightly at first until they get a few good warm days.

But it is also common for some of these to have settled into a slouched pattern from too long on the pallet. The bottom ones can get pretty wrinkled and should not be used until they flatten out in the bundle again. if the are nailed tight with wrinkles in, they never lay down all the way.

It is pretty hard to tell from here which it is for you, other than to say wait a few days. One hint is this, If it is normall settling out you wait for, it will probably be the same slight waviness over the whole house, but if it is from storage damaged shingles, it will be in only a couple smaller spots, since there are only about 8-10% of the shingles on the bottom of the pile.

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04:45AM | 09/24/04
Member Since: 09/22/04
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Thank you! We should have several sunny days in a row here according to the forcast, so I will re-evaluate this later next week based on the responses you guys gave. I appreciate the info.


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