Your roofing system is one of the most important parts of the home, which is why homeowners go to great lengths to ensure that it performs well for as long as possible. You can take care of your roofing system by conducting regular maintenance and repairing it as needed. One of the first signs you might notice that may cause alarm is granule loss. While granule loss is normal to a certain extent, when does it warrant a roof replacement project?
In this post, Window World of Boston, the top roofing company in the area, shares the answer to this question.
Why Is It a Cause for Concern?
Granules are there to protect your roof, which is why the loss of them can be a sign of roofing deterioration. As your roof is continuously exposed to the elements, your granules slowly shed, deteriorating your roof’s protective layer. Over time, this protective coating will be completely eliminated, leaving your asphalt shingles exposed. This in turn leaves your roof vulnerable to issues such as updrafts and water infiltration.
When Is It Time For a Roof Replacement?
You’ll know it’s time to schedule a roof replacement project if you see bald patches on your asphalt shingles. These are caused by severe granule loss from the elements. Also, if you can see all the way through to the shingle substrate, then you shouldn’t delay calling for a roof replacement immediately. Delaying it could cause bigger problems in the long run.
Other Causes of Granule Loss
It’s possible for your granules to shed if your asphalt shingles have sustained blisters from manufacturing defects or moisture buildup in the attic. It’s also possible that they’ve been damaged if your roof has high foot traffic, since this can loosen up the shingles and the granules.
As a leading window and roofing contractor, you can rely on Window World of Boston for your next home improvement project. Give us a call at (781) 262-3925 (Woburn), (781) 343-7129 (Pembroke), and (508) 845-6676 (Shrewsbury). You can also fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.