When There's Shingle Granule Loss

Are there obvious signs telling you it's time to replace your roof? Experts say the loss of shingle granules correlates with your roof nearing the end of its life span. Read on as Colorado Roof Toppers, one of the area's leading  roofing companies, explain.

When a New Roof Is Needed

Shingle granules shield your roof from the sun's UV rays. But as time goes by, it's not unusual for granules to get dislodged and fall off, many of which will end up in  the gutters.

When your roof is installed, you'll notice granules in your gutters and on the ground. This is normal, as excess granules often fall out during handling and installation. Later granule loss, however, is a certain indicator that the roofing system is wearing down due to age. It might even already be past its life span. Once you notice baldness forming on the shingles, this usually signals that your roof is due for replacement.

Even if you have a first-rate roofing system, damage on an otherwise quality product can't be avoided. Little defects like blisters can become the first wear points on the shingle. Unless your roof loses most of its granules way before its predicted service life, granule loss is normal and it's simply time for a new roof.

Need for Reliable Roof Services

As the most trusted residential roofing contractor in the area, Colorado Roof Toppers is a proud GAF Master Elite® contractor that provides reliable roofing services and solutions to many customers.

At Colorado Roof Toppers, we are sure to deliver quality workmanship to homeowners. We specialize in complete roofing systems, shingles, gutters and other products and services.

To help you with your residential roof replacement project, call us today at (303) 622-0305 or (303) 622-0305. Colorado Roof Toppers gives you access to warranty coverage against material defects for 50 years. We are more than happy to assist and serve customers in Fort Collins, CO.

by Denise Bart May 03, 2019