dreamstime_xxl_58455773No roof is perfect, but if the edges of your shingles aren’t parallel with your gutters, it’s time to contact a professional roofer. A roof with significant waves won’t shed water evenly, which will lead to inconvenient wear patterns and damage. The great news is, many roofers (including ourselves) offer free roof inspections, so you can figure out what is going on and make a plan to fix it.

In our last blog, we discussed two reasons that roofs get wavy, including damaged roof decking and warped felt paper. Today, we have two more wavy roof insights for you!

Old Shingles

Sometimes, roofers put new shingles on top of old ones. This is generally a bad idea, because if the old shingles are wavy, the new ones will be, too. That means your new shingles are behaving like old shingles, which is not what you want. The old shingles should always be removed before new ones are installed. If any roofer suggests layering shingles, find a different roofer!


At the end of the day, the issue may be simple installation issues. If the previous roofer didn’t align your shingles or nail them down properly, you will probably experience wavy shingles.

At Planet Roofing, we specialize in offering free inspections and world-class roofing services. We are also Colorado’s premier solar panel installers. We have a reputation as roofers that always put our customers first, and we know that we earn it every day. Contact us today for unsurpassed roofing services!