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What Should I Do If My Roof Shingles Are Losing Granules?

February 27, 20233 min read

If you have noticed granules coming off of your roof, you may be wondering if this is cause for concern and if it means that you need a new roof. It is essential to understand the significance of granules coming off your roof, as it can indicate your roof's health and longevity. 

In this blog post, we will discuss the reasons why your roof may be losing granules and what to do if it is.

The Function of Granules

Granules are a crucial component of your roofing system. They protect the underlying asphalt shingles from the sun’s harmful UV rays and serve as an aesthetic element, making them an important part of any home’s roofing system. If your roof is losing granules, it’s important to take action before the damage becomes too severe.

The granules on your roof play an important role in its protection. The granules are made up of small pieces of ceramic-coated rock which act as a barrier between your home’s asphalt shingles and the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. This helps to keep your shingles from degrading too quickly and becoming brittle and prone to cracking, curling, or blistering. The granules also absorb some of the heat, helping to keep your attic cooler in the summer months.

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Why Roofs Lose Granules

If your roof is losing granules, you may notice that the shingles are starting to look worn or discolored. This can be a sign that the UV protection has been compromised, so it’s important to take action quickly before more damage is done. 

Depending on the severity of the issue, you may be able to replace just the affected shingles or you may need to replace your entire roof. Either way, it’s best to call a professional roofer for an inspection to determine the best course of action.

Granules play an essential role in protecting your roof from UV rays and helping to keep your attic cool. If you notice that your roof is losing granules, it’s important to take action quickly to avoid more serious damage.

How to Tell if You Need a New Roof

Although granule loss can indicate that you need a new roof, it doesn’t necessarily mean you do.

The first thing you should do if your roof is losing granules is to check for any signs of damage. Look for cracked, curled, or missing shingles as well as any exposed nail heads or other signs of wear and tear. Also, take a look at the flashing around your chimney and vents to make sure they are still in good condition.

If your shingles are old and worn, it’s likely that they’re starting to lose their protective granules. In this case, you will probably need a new roof. However, if the shingles are still in good shape and there are no other signs of damage, the granule loss may not be an issue.

To determine whether you need a new roof or not, you should have a professional inspect your roof. They can look for any underlying problems and provide you with a detailed report of their findings. This will give you a better idea of whether you need to replace your roof or you can repair the granule loss.

No matter what, if you’re concerned about granule loss on your roof, it’s always a good idea to get a professional opinion. That way, you can rest assured that your roof is safe and secure.

Here at Infinity Roofing Contractors, we are always here to make sure that your roof is able to serve its purpose: protect your family. We will always give you an honest and fair estimate as to what should be done with your roof when we come to inspect it. If you are in the Kennesaw area and need to get your roof inspected, contact us by filling out this form or call Infinity Roofing Contractors at (678) 903-3170.

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