Never disregard loose shingle granules that appear on the ground or in your gutters. It’s best to turn to a roofing installation contractor to assess your roof. It may seem harmless and non-threatening, but it can be a sign that something is wrong with the roofing system or that something might have happened to it.
Advanced Roofing Inc. explains more in today’s blog post.
Reasons Why Granule Loss Occurs
There are several reasons why granule loss on shingle roofs occur. In new roof installations, it could be due to roofers walking on the newly-installed shingles while they perform their jobs. Granules may also appear after a severe hailstorm or wind-driven rain. That, plus the fact your roof may be quite old and is nearing the end of its service life, may more likely to indicate roof wear and/or damage.
Granule loss can be prevented through regular upkeep, coupled with a timely consultation from your local roofing contractor. Advanced Roofing Inc. is the roof maintenance company you can turn to whenever you find issues with your roofing system.
Consequences of Granule Loss
Asphalt shingles are designed to weather. However, worn-out shingles are not as effective when it comes to keeping your home safe from the elements. Leave them unaddressed and you are looking at a multitude of problems. Aside from water infiltration, granule-less shingles tend to become lighter, allowing them to be blown off by the wind more easily.
Major damage may result in costly repairs. Prevention through proper inspections and maintenance, therefore, is the key to allow asphalt shingles to perform as intended and make sure the roofing system is structurally sound.
Count on Advanced Roofing Inc. to handle your roof repair, replacement and maintenance. In case your roof gets damaged because of a storm, expect us to provide you with an estimate of the emergency roof repair cost. Call us at (630) 473-3008 or fill out our contact form. We serve Illinois residents, including those in Plainfield, IL.