10:29AM | 09/23/04
Member Since: 09/22/04
2 lifetime posts
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
7 lifetime posts
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
1280 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.

Excellence is its own reward!


04:45AM | 09/24/04
Member Since: 09/22/04
2 lifetime posts
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.
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon