Asphalt shingles continue to be among the most popular types of roofing because of their durability, longevity, easy installation and low price. Another way asphalt shingles have been perfected over the years is with granules, which shield the shingles from ultraviolet (UV) rays and increase their resistance to fire. If the shingle has no granules, it will be left exposed to sunlight, which will cause it to deteriorate prematurely. But what causes granule loss?
You may experience granule loss if your asphalt shingles are newly installed. Granules are embedded in the asphalt during the manufacturing process. However, some excess granules may fall off during the packaging and shipping stages. This granule loss will also be apparent during the installation or after a rainfall. This is a quite normal occurrence, but if your shingles seem to be losing large amounts of granules, then contact your roofing company to ensure that the product is not defective.
Bubble-like blisters on your asphalt shingles can also result in granule loss. Common causes of blistering are aging, wear and tear, and a storm. All of these scenarios can cause moisture to get trapped inside the shingles, prompting the appearance of blisters. Make sure to call a roof repair contractor as soon as possible in order to track the growth of blisters and avoid more costly problems in the future.
Changing weather conditions, from heavy downpour to high heat and humidity, can cause the granules of your asphalt shingles to become loose and eventually fall off over time. A hailstorm can also dent your shingles and remove granules from the shingles. Contact an experienced roofer to inspect your roof and perform the appropriate repairs before signs of structural damage occur.
BSR is a leading source of high-quality exterior remodeling solutions. We work with clients in and around Binghamton and Vestal, NY, and provide roof repair, siding replacement, gutter installation and more. Call us at (607) 722-7221, or fill out our contact form to request a quote.