Your roof’s shingles are essentially made by adhering asphalt granules to a shingle substrate. This layer of granular material provides a layer that protects your roof from UV rays, sunlight and other weather elements. You can expect some granule loss from your shingles as part of its normal wear and tear, but there are some cases when this happens prematurely or when the shingles are losing too many granules.
To determine the condition of your shingle roof, you’ll need to have it inspected by a professional roofing and gutter installation contractor. They’ll look for telltale signs of granule loss, such as:
Sometimes, the pimple-like protrusions you see from a shingle surface are just a “cosmetic” factory defect by its manufacturers. But the blisters can also become the first wear points of your shingles when the upper layer wears away and exposes small round dots of missing granules on the surface.
When your shingle roof is near the end of its lifespan, the granules will start to wash off and leave “bald” areas that are exposing the black shingle substrate. These spots are more porous and vulnerable to water leaks. If you notice that your roof already has some bald spots, make sure to have it repaired by your trusted roofing contractor to prevent further damage to your home’s interiors.
Wear and Tear
Another sign to look out for is the normal wear and tear of your roofing system in the local environment. Granule loss can be the result of your roof being constantly exposed to the weather and sunlight over time. Eventually, your shingles will lose their flexibility as the whole roof goes through constant temperature changes during each season over the years.
The granules remaining in your shingles can also indicate its “wear age” or its remaining lifespan compared to its original warranty. So if you’re only having normal shingle granule loss, it means there’s no your roof hasn’t been severely damaged so far.
When it comes to trustworthy roof repair, Patriot Roofing LLC is your best choice in the area. You can reach us at (405) 217-0473 or you can fill out our convenient contact form for a free estimate! We serve Norman and the surrounding OK areas.