Granule Loss – What causes it?

Roofs that have asphalt shingles, contain small granules that help reflect sunlight. They help protect against damage that can be caused by the sun and they also help improve insulation. Over time, roof granules are washed away and break down by weather. Your roof is at a higher chance of suffering from damages and leaking if there are not enough roof granules on the roof. It is always important to properly maintain your roof to help reduce the amount of damage that can be caused over time.

If you do find that your roof is in need of repairs or needs to be completely replaced, give us a call at Bay Area Roofers. Our team of professionals are highly trained and are ready to help you! We will come out and inspect your roof, assess the problem, and create a plan to help you counteract any granule loss. Contact us at (281) 482-1200.

Why is my roof losing it granules?

There are many factors that can be causing granule loss. While it is expected for your roof to lose some granules over time, it should not be enough to shave off years of its expected lifetime. On a brand new roof, there will be some granule lose when it rains. Don’t worry, this is completely normal for new roofs. They are easy to find in and at the end of your gutters.

Here are some other causes of granule loss:

  • Hail damage
  • Roof blistering
  • Defective shingles
  • Walking on the roof

The granules are found on the asphalt shingles to help protect them from becoming damaged and leaky. If you do suspect your roof’s shingles have lost a majority of their granules, it might be time to replace them.

Call Us Today!

Give us a call at Bay Area Roofers and we will help you determine if your roof is in need of a few minor repairs or needs to be replaced. Let us work with you to help and show you why we are the trusted choice when it comes to your roofing needs. Bay Area Roofers, (281) 482-1200, call us today!