Granule Loss On Shingles

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A roofs life expectancy will depend on the roofing material and if the roofing system was installed correctly. However, roofing system materials will eventually deteriorate after decades of being exposed to harsh conditions. One of the clearest forms of deterioration is by granule loss which is caused by weathering.

Should I Replace My Roof?

If you find damages that seem to be beyond your abilities to repair it then you should call a roofing contractor for an inspection.  However, the process of replacing your roof can be a significant investment. If you decide to replace your roof you will be spending 4-5 figures on a new roof.  It could take up to 1 one week to replace depending on the roofing system and materials.  Before a decision is made its best to call a professional roofing contractor for an thorough inspection.

The most prevalent questions that contractors get when homeowners see that there’s granule loss in their roof is “Should I be replacing my roof?”. There are some tell-tale signs on when you should replace your roof.

A sagging roof is one of the clearest signs that you have to replace a roof.

Another clear sign that you’ll need to replace your roof is when you see granule loss on the top layer of your shingles/roofing materials. In most cases, these granule losses are caused by the age of your roof. The roofing material that you will be using for your roof will determine the lifespan of your roof.  If you are seeing granule loss that is a main sign that its time to replace your current roofing system.

How Do You Spot Granule Loss?

Spotting granule loss on your roof is relatively easy since these granules are located at the top layer of your shingles. One way of checking for granule loss is simply looking at any granules that are missing on your shingles. If the layer below the top layer of the shingles is visible, then there’s a good chance that granule loss is happening.

Another way to check for granule loss is to check your gutter or drainage systems for traces of granules from your shingles.  If its tough to verify the damage its best to hire a licensed roofing professional to perform a roof inspection.

Preventive Measures

Roofing materials, like architectural shingles have a lifespan of 25 – 35 years.  While slate tile roofing can last up to 100 years. By getting the right materials, you are delaying the process of having to replace your roof due to granule loss.

Each roofing material will have its own unique lifespan, it’s best that you do your own research on what you can place on your roof with good longevity. Likewise, you can contact a manufacturer or your contractor on what you can use that has a good lifespan.

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Matt Kowalis

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