I had a new roof installed at the beginning of October 2007 and I am starting to see several areas where the shingles appear to be lifting up. My house is located in upstate NY and the weather was fairly mild during the actual instillation. The original shingles that were on the house were the standard 3-tab asphalt type that needed to be replaced but were still laying pretty flat on the roof (so I am fairly certain that the roof decking was in good shape).
The new shingles are GAF Timberline 30-year architectural and initially they were all laying neat and flat during the first month after instillation. However, the weather started to turn cold and now I am noticing several areas where the shingles are starting to lift. I am not noticing any leaks at all (seems pretty water tight) but the appearance of these raised shingles are causing me some concern.
The contractor has not been back to see these areas in person but over the phone he said that this is normal; I want to know if this looks normal to you guys. I am aware that sometimes new shingles can lift due to the weather and that over time the heat of the sun will help them to settle down but I just want to make sure this is the case.
Again, the shingles did not appear to be lifting like this for the first month and I am pretty happy with the overall appearance of the roof. However, now that the shingles are starting to lift, I am a bit concerned. The other areas of the roof (not pictured) that get a lot of sun seem to be lying perfectly flat but the areas in question (pictured) do not get much sun at all, especially during the winter months, and I’m assuming this is part of the problem. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m hoping that over time these shingles will sit back down like they originally did when first installed.
Here are a few pictures of the areas in question:
Picture 1 i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/fflyboy/1a.jpg
Picture 2 i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/fflyboy/2a.jpg
Picture 3 i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/fflyboy/3a.jpg
Picture 4 i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/fflyboy/4a.jpg
Picture 5 i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/fflyboy/5a.jpg
Picture 6 i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/fflyboy/6a.jpg
Picture 7 i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/fflyboy/7a.jpg
Pictures 1, 2, and 3 are all of the front side and 4, 5, 6, and 7 are all of the back side at different angles. The back side is my main concern.
In looking at these pictures, does this look normal? Do you think I need to address these areas or should I just wait until the spring when the weather warms up and see what happens? As I said before, there appear to be no leaks but cosmetically I really do not want my brand new roof to look like this.
If this is normal and will fix itself over time, then I can live with it for now.
Thanks in advance for any advice and help!