The weather-resistant properties of asphalt shingles preserve your home’s integrity. Their mineral granules play a big role in how well and long they work. These protect the base of asphalt shingles from the weather. This keeps the roofing material strong and stable. Shingles will start to lose granules over time, though.
The loss of shingle granules on organic-mat or fiberglass-mat asphalt roof shingles can be caused by the mat being damaged. Because of this loosening of the protective coating, an asphalt shingle roof may be rendered unusable, or a mineral-granule-coated roll roofing roof may be rendered obsolete depending on the source and extent of mineral granule loss.
Is Granule Loss a Serious Issue?
In most cases, it only occurs on newly installed shingles and stops after some time. However, if there is a large amount of granule loss, it can have a negative impact on your roof’s ability to protect you from the weather and other natural factors. Moreover, if you’ve been experiencing granule loss for a while, and your roofing system is already old, it’s time to have it completely replaced by a professional roofing contractor.
It Can Be Caused by a Variety of Factors
Although there are a variety of circumstances that might cause granules to fall from your roof, not all of them are immediately detrimental to your roofing system. Granule loss will occur as a result of normal wear and tear over time. However, this is widely considered to be a normal part of the aging process. These granules might also arise from the surplus granules of freshly fitted shingles on occasion. A small number of shingles may break loose during the manufacturing, shipping or installation processes. During the first few months after installation, you’ll most likely experience granule loss as well, particularly during showers and storms.
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