Asphalt shingles are covered by a layer of granules that protects the backing material from UV radiation and provides the roofing color. Some of these granules can come loose as the roof ages, and as a trusted local roofing contractor, we at M & A Roof Home Improvement are often asked by homeowners whether this is a problem. In today’s post, we take a look at what causes asphalt shingle granule loss—and whether or not you should be worried about it.
Asphalt shingles have granules for added protection against the elements, especially the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. The kind and quality of granules that shingles widely vary by manufacturer. After a roof install, it’s normal to see sediment loss because these are likely excess from manufacturing. However, excessive granule loss can be an indication that you need to contact your roofer.… Continue Reading
Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roof covering materials in North America today. This is largely due to the fact that asphalt shingles are relatively affordable for many homeowners and fairly simple to install for contractors. Throughout their lifespan, asphalt shingles are affected by weathering — or the change of appearance because of long exposure to the air and other elements.… Continue Reading