Asphalt shingles remain the most popular residential roofing option in the U.S. Homeowner prefers them due to their versatility, durability, appeal, longevity and cost-effectiveness. These shingles have granules embedded for added protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays and fire resistance.
Granule loss on asphalt shingle roofing can occur for various reasons.
Shingle Granule Loss in New Roofs
It is normal for newly installed asphalt shingles to shed some granules. These sediments are likely just excess from manufacturing. The extra granules can fall off during shipping and installation. Some granules may also fall after it rains.
Have you noticed some granules have fallen off from your new roof? Check the appearance of the shingles and see if the granules are still affixed. You may want to get in touch with your roofing contractor if it appears that the shingles are losing a significant amount of granules.
When Should You Contact Professionals?
Granule loss is more common in aging roofing systems. The older your roof gets, the adhesive that binds the granules to the shingles loosens. If you have an old roof and it is losing a lot of granules, you likely need to have it replaced.
Shingles with blisters can also lose granules. Moisture can penetrate inside shingles due to wear and tear and aging, resulting in the formation of blisters. Extreme weather events, such as heavy rainstorms and hail can also dislodge granules. Moreover, repairs may be necessary if your roofing shingles are blistering and shedding off granules.
Think something is wrong with your roof? Let Pruden Roofing inspect it and bring it back in good condition. You can count on our team of experienced professionals for your residential and commercial roofing needs. Give us a call at (209) 810-5401 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.