Asphalt shingles remain the most preferred residential roofing option in the U.S. This material comes with granules that give them an extra layer of protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. A significant amount of these sediments on your gutters can be a sign that your roof needs repair or a replacement.
Read on to learn what shingle granules are and what they say about your roof?
What Are Shingle Granules?
Granules give shingles their colors and keep them protected from UV rays. They are essential to the durability, fire resistance and longevity of asphalt shingle roofing systems. As long as they stay adhered to the shingles, you can expect your roof to withstand years of exposure to hail, wind, rain and other elements. However, as your roof ages, it’s common for the shingles to lose their protective granules.
What Do They Say About Your Roof?
Once your roofers complete installing your new asphalt shingles, you may see some granules in your gutters. It occurs because some sediments can become loose during packing, shipping and installation. You don’t need to worry about it as it will naturally stop.
Granule loss can also occur after heavy rainstorms as they can loosen shingle sediments. However, if there is a significant amount of granules in your gutters or leaving your downspouts, it could be that you may need a new roof soon. If there are bare spots on your roof, it may be time to contact a roofing expert.
For your home exterior needs, turn to Homecraft Inc. You can only count on us for superior roof repair and replacement services. Call us at (302) 798-0302 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We work with clients in Newark, Middletown and Bear, DE.