The loss of granules is expected over the lifespan of an asphalt roof. A few granules on the ground isn’t necessarily a cause for alarm since there are various factors that could have led to their erosion. Paramount Professional Roofing, your go-to company for storm damage roof repairs, lists the usual reasons behind granular erosion.
The Aging Process
As they’re exposed to the elements, roof shingles will lose granules over time. It’s natural to see a few bald spots on an old roof. Keep in mind the amount lost has to be proportional to the roof’s age. Otherwise, the cause of the erosion might be something else.
Contractor Activity on the Roof
But what if a new roof lost some granules? The granules might have been loosened by contractors who were walking on the roof during the installation. Expect a few more to fall if additional work will be done on your roof.
Premature granule loss is usually a sign a shingle is defective. To prevent having to deal with this kind of problem, make sure your contractor is using shingles from a large and reputable manufacturer.
Extreme Weather Events
Damage stemming from hailstorms and other extreme weather events is a common problem for most homeowners. Irregularly shaped bald spots, along with dented parts of your roof and outdoor furniture, are usually the marks of hailstorm-induced damage.
Paramount Professional Roofing offers roof replacement services. You can call us at (860) 393-4033.