Asphalt shingles roofs are sturdy and long-lasting, with a service life between 20 to 25 years when properly cared for and maintained. This longevity is owed to the cheap yet highly reliable asphalt shingle, where a single tab has everything you need to protect your home from external elements such as sunlight, wind, rain and snow. There will come a time, however, when the granules on your shingles will start shedding or deteriorating. What causes shingle granule loss? Is there a way to avoid it? Roof repair expert Northwest Construction is here to help!
Losing the granules on your shingles is a significant issue that you must address immediately, as losing the granules expose the whole shingle tab itself to deterioration. The granules are essential to fending off Ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight, as well as repel heat and fire. Without it, the layers beneath the granules will be exposed to the constantly changing weather, and will inevitably cause leaking underneath.
Possible Cause: Aging
Asphalt shingle roofs are sturdy and are meant to last long, but not forever. As time passes, the granules, along with other materials on your roof, will be subject to the effects of normal wear and tear, and as they near the end of their service life, the granules on your asphalt shingles are expected to be nearly completely gone or have sections that have completely blistered over. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to determine the current age of your roof and plan accordingly along with your trusted roofing contractor.
Possible Cause: Severe Weather
It’s completely understandable if your shingle granules got knocked off by extreme weather conditions. Though the granules are sturdy and will stick with your shingles through common circumstances, hail, tornadoes and hurricanes tend to be uncommon circumstances and will commonly loosen or outright remove the granules on your shingles through sheer force. When this happens, there’s not much to be done but have your roof repaired or replaced, as severe meteorological phenomena tend to damage more than the topmost layer of roofs.
Need your gutters repaired and cleaned out? For over 25 years, Northwest Construction has proven to be an excellent family-owned roofing contractor business capable of providing high-quality workmanship that provides results that are sure to satisfy you and your family. We are recognized as a GAF Master Elite® Certified roofing contractor, an A+ Certified member of the Better Business Bureau®, and have continuously received the Angie’s List “Super Service Award”!
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