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Why Aren't My Shingles Perfectly Flat After Installation?

October 12, 20222 min read

You may notice that after we complete a roofing repair or installation, the shingles might not appear to lay perfectly flat.

While that may seem to be a huge concern to you as the homeowner and customer, we completely understand.

We are here to tell you though, that you should not be concerned, they will lay flat soon and it is very normal.

In this blog, we will explain why that is occurring, when the shingles will be laying flat, and when you should be concerned and give us a call.

Here at Reitzel Roofing & Exteriors, customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we will always provide that with our top-notch roofing services.

Let’s get into it!

Why Aren't My Shingles Perfectly Flat After Installation?

So, Why Aren’t My Shingles Flat?

The biggest reason why it takes shingles awhile to lay flat is that the weather causes them to warp.

Asphalt shingles are especially subject to curling a bit in the beginning and you will have to wait for the adhesive to soften in a few months. 

When the weather gets consistently warm is when you should notice them looking much flatter.

The way the shingles were stored prior to installation could also play a big part in why they aren’t flat. 

Shingles are usually transported on wood pallets, which can cause them to warp quite a bit.

But once again, they will lay flat in the span of a few months when the weather heats up.

If it has been hot for a couple months and you haven’t seen your shingles get any better or more flat, please call us here at (757) 513-7053, and we will help you immediately.

Should Wavy Shingles Be A Concern?

Yes, if your shingles appear to be wavy, then this is a major cause for concern.

A lot of times this occurs because the installation was not done correctly and should be fixed right away, but if it’s an older roof, then it means that the actual foundation and structure of your roof is warping, which is a safety issue.

If you see any signs of waviness on your roof, contact us here at Reitzel Roofing & Exteriors as soon as possible.


Shingles not only tie in the whole look of your house together, but they also protect your home from all types of damage including moisture, animals, and dirt.

That’s why it is extremely important to make sure you are hiring the right roofing company to work on your roof repairs and installations.

Here at Reitzel Roofing & Exteriors, we guarantee that you will always get the highest quality roof made from the most durable products that will last for decades.

If you do have any questions or concerns about how the shingles are laying on your roof whether you have been a client of us recently or not, please reach out to us here at (757) 513-7053, and we will work with you to make sure you feel happy and safe under your roof.

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