For newly installed asphalt roofing, granule loss is considered normal and should not be a cause for concern. In such a case, granules may have loosened when the installers walked on the roof surface. And as long as the roofers have been careful, there’s no need for you to worry. The loose granules will eventually be washed down and off your roof.
However, if you asphalt roof granules appear in your gutters and at the end of downspouts after several years or a severe storm, you might want to have your roofing checked by a professional.
In this post, roof repairs specialist Affordable Roofing Systems explains some of the reasons why asphalt roofs shed their granules.
As asphalt roofs become old and worn out, it becomes normal for them to shed granules. This is often due to years of exposure to sun, heat and other elements. In this case, you might want to look for bald spots on your roof and find out if the shingles in these areas are already leaking into the roof substrate. Make sure to carry out the necessary repair or replacement to ensure that your roofing system is still adequately protected.
Hail storms can be especially harsh on your asphalt roof, causing it to get damaged and lose some granules throughout the bad weather. Experts recommend calling a roofer to inspect your roof after a severe storm so that you can assess its condition and determine whether hail damage repair is needed or not.
Damaged Shingle Blisters
Blisters are pimple-like protrusions on the roof’s surface typically considered as a mere cosmetic defect. However, in some cases, these blisters may also indicate shingle wear. Walking on a badly blistered roof can result in granule loss or pits.
If you’re looking for a storm damage restoration expert, Affordable Roofing Systems is a company you can trust. With years of experience, we can ensure quality workmanship and superior customer service. Call us at (813) 542-8462 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Tampa, Brandon and Largo, FL.