The granules that protect your asphalt shingles are not permanent and they can be washed away due to many factors. Korrect General Contracting, your number one choice for complete roofing solutions, discusses the causes of asphalt shingle granule loss and explains whether or not it is something you should worry about:
When Should You Worry About Granule Loss?
An asphalt shingle roof will naturally shed granules as it grows older. These granules typically end up in the gutter system, which can cause some homeowners to worry because they spot the granules. Fortunately, the negative effects of granule loss won’t become prominent until very late into the roof’s service life. By this point, your roofing contractor should have already informed you that it is time to start planning for a roof replacement. You should only start worrying if the granule loss occurs very early in a roof’s life span.
Causes of Asphalt Shingle Granule Loss
The purpose of asphalt shingle granules is to protect the shingles from weather damage, sunlight and UV rays. If the shingles are completely devoid of granules, then they will become brittle and easily damaged. If your roof has excessive granule loss, then you have to start researching your residential roof replacement options and call a trusted contractor like Korrect General Contracting.
There are many possible causes behind excessive shingle granule loss. For example, strong winds can cause nearby tree limbs to scratch and tear at the surface of your shingles. This can scrape away granules and damage your shingles. Wind-driven debris can also cause something similar to happen. Roof blisters are one of the first wear points on a roof and can cause granule loss. A defective shingle product or improper roof shingle storage can also cause granule loss and eventual roof leaks.
You can rely on Korrect General Contracting for your emergency roof leak repair and all your other roofing needs. We are also a foundation repair specialist and a home remodeling expert. We have more than four decades of combined experience and we abide by all industry best practices during our projects. Call us at (817) 725-7769 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a free inspection. We serve Dallas, TX, and nearby areas.