Asphalt is one of the most popular roofing materials because of its durability. Granules are embedded roofs to protect them from ultraviolet light and the weather. Without this protective coating, the shingles can dry out and crack.
In this post, your trusted local roofing contractor, Kidd-Luuko Corporation discusses the causes of granule loss.
1. New Roofs
During manufacturing, some granules may have interlocked with the granules adhered on the shingles. These granules may fall off at the time of packaging, shipping, and installation. Many of these stay embedded even after the roof has been installed. They may fall to the gutters during storms. Contact your contractor if your new roof is prematurely losing granules, because the material may be damaged.
Shingles naturally lose granules as they age. The amount of fallout depends on the roofing’s quality and the property’s location. Uniform granule loss typically occurs due to weathering. Over the years, the granules loosen themselves from the asphalt and get carried by runoff. The old roofing may need to be replaced if its losing granules due to old age.
Moisture can get into the shingles due to weather, aging, and normal wear and tear. This can result in blistering which has to be immediately repaired.
4. Other Causes
Older roofs can experience granule loss due to foot traffic. Extreme rain or hail storms can loosen the granules from the asphalt. Granule loss doesn’t always indicate that your roof needs to be replaced. Consult with a roofing expert for inspection and repair.
You can rely on Kidd-Luuko Corporation when it’s time to replace your old roof. We are your leading provider of roofing and gutter installation services. Call us at (508) 799-9500 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We help homeowners in Boston and Worcester, MA and Manchester, NH.