Roofing granules are an essential component of the roof. Aside from aesthetic purposes, the asphalt roofing granules also function to protect your shingles’ integrity from the elements, especially from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. There are some instances when your roofing could start losing its granules, but, before you call the local roofing companies for help, it’s best you narrow down the possible reasons for it. Some common causes for the asphalt roofing granules loosening could be some new roof granule loss, hail damage to roofs, an aging roof losing granules steadily, or roof installation defects from the roofers who did the roof. Here’s how you can determine if one of these causes applies to your roof.
If you are in doubt, have an experienced roofer inspect your roof to take a look at its condition and see if there are any major flaws or damage that could lead to costly issues or repairs on your asphalt roof. A good roofer will know what to look for and can spot signs of roof problems you might never have seen on your own. Having an experienced roofing contractor who is ready to partner with you for resolving roof failure is important. Don’t be caught off guard by roof failure and damage! Stapleton Roofing is here to help by offering a roof inspection if you suspect your roof might be failing, and to provide repair and maintenance services in the event that you need to repair your roof.
1. New Roof Granule Loss
If your roof was recently installed on your home, then granule loss isn’t something about which you should be alarmed. New roof granule loss is common, and does not mean there is necessarily a problem with your roof. The asphalt roofing granules you’re seeing were most likely loosened by the roofers themselves, are likely just excess granules on the roof. New roof granule loss should decrease over time, and if you are noticing copious amounts of the asphalt roofing granules continuing to shed from the roof after a considerable amount of time, you should contact a roofing professional. There may have been a problem with the roof’s installation.
2. Aging Roof Losing Granules
With age comes a slow and steady decline of your roof, which can result in an aging roof losing granules more noticeably. Naturally, that means the weather and sun exposure will cause your roof to lose its flexibility and shed some of the asphalt roofing granules covering it. However, if your roof has seen some mileage, leaving your aging roof losing granules in large “bald” spots on your roof when the granule is washed off, then that likely means that your roof is approaching the end of its lifespan. Should this start to occur, call a professional to replace your roof immediately.
3. Hail Damage to Roofs
Strong storms can cause your asphalt roof to lose its granules, especially hailstorms. Hail damage to roofs is especially hazardous for your roofing system as it may also produce pitting. Hail damage to roofs can reduce your roof’s remaining lifespan depending on the severity of the damage the storm caused. Make sure you contact a professional to assess the severity of damage to your roof if you have experienced a severe hailstorm recently, in case repairs may be needed as dangerous issues that may or may not be visible could exist.
4. Roof Installation Defects from Roofers
If your roof is still fairly new but not recently installed, and it starts to lose its granules, there’s a possibility that the roof itself may be defective. One sign of roof installation defects from the company that did your roof is typically the exposure of the shingle substrate via “premature bald” patches early in its lifespan, and these are confusing times. You may want to inform your roofer of the roof installation defects from the original project, and have your roof replaced as soon as possible if it is defective.
While new roof granule loss and an aging roof losing granules are normal, and an old roof may be near the end of its life, hail damage to roofs and roof installation defects from your recent asphalt roof installment are potentially urgent and should be addressed quickly. Stapleton Roofing is a professional, reliable company to turn to for roof overlaying, roof replacement, and inspections to determine causes for the asphalt roofing granules to shed from your roof.
Shedding roof granules are one example, but many types of roofing issues occur that start small and insignificant. Yet they grow and develop further problems (sometimes gradually, sometimes more suddenly) until a roof is experiencing serious problems. If a homeowner has not taken time to fix these small flaws or paid attention to the condition of their roof, they can find themselves paying a lot of money for roof and home repairs, having to deal with roof problems at an inconvenient time, and many other possibilities. Don’t become one of these unfortunate homeowners! Keep your roof clean and inspected for repairs regularly, maintaining it as needed. You will discover problems like these early before they become costly if you remain diligent and put a comparatively small effort towards giving your home the roof care it needs.
Having a roof replaced takes time, patience, understanding, and good communication between all parties involved. A great roofer will make sure you feel comfortable and confident throughout the progression of your roof replacement. They will see to it that your needs are met both for your roof and for you as a homeowner. Entrust your roof replacement to Stapleton Roofing, and start a strong, roofing partnership that you can depend on for all your roofing needs.
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