Granules on asphalt shingles help protect your home from harsh weather elements like rain and ultraviolet (UV) rays. One of the factors that can determine the end of the useful life of organic-mat or fiberglass asphalt shingles is granule loss. But when is granule loss a sign that you should repair or replace your roof?
1. Normal Aging
Granule loss due to aging happens over the lifetime of an asphalt shingle roof. It is generally caused by prolonged exposure to the elements, including heat, snow, hail and changing temperatures, forcing the shingle to lose its flexibility and durability. An aging roof is more likely to develop structural problems, such as mildew growth and rot. Make sure to immediately consult a residential roofer to install a new roof on your house.
Blisters are bubble-like protrusions on the surface of a shingle. Blisters typically become the initial wear points on the shingle once their upper layer wears away. This exposes small, round patches of missing granular material on the shingle. It is important to routinely schedule maintenance visits from local roofers in order to identify minor blisters before they become a bigger problem in the future.
3. Hail Damage
Granule loss on asphalt shingles can be due to rain or hailstorms. It is possible that severe weather may crack or break shingles, leading to granule loss. Even a good quality asphalt shingle can be vulnerable to this type of damage and lose its protective coating. This is why it is crucial to call for a roof inspection, especially after a storm event in order to fix signs of roof damage as soon as possible.
Roofing by Curry is a premier source of roofing solutions in Sarasota, FL. We work diligently to provide homeowners with excellent roof repair, replacement and maintenance services from start to finish. Call us at (941) 921-9111, or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.