The protective mineral granules coating your asphalt shingles are responsible for most of the material’s weather resistance. But over time, you may notice the shingles have shed some of their granules. This is completely normal since shingle granule loss is actually part of a roof’s aging process. It’s not usually something to be worried about–except in a few select cases. The trusted shingle and metal roofing company in the area, Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. shares what shingle granules (or sediment) can tell you about your roofing and gutters.
- Shingle sediment may signal gutter cleaning. The granules shed by your roofing shingles usually end up inside the gutters. Normally, this is something you can overlook–but not if the accumulated granules inside have reached a thickness of about 0.5 inches to 2 inches. Combined with the buildup of leaves and other loose debris in the gutters, you may be looking at a possible blockage, which can compromise the system’s draining performance. Extensive gutter cleanup and maintenance may already be in order.
- Shingle sediment may indicate hail damage repair. Here’s why: hailstones can damage your roof upon impact. And while the severity of damage will depend on their size and the speed at which they fell, hail can still leave dents and cracks on your shingles. Not only that–it can knock the mineral granules off the roofing material, leaving its substrate exposed to harsh elements. Turning to a reliable company like Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. for hail damage roof repair can help mitigate this problem.
- Shingle sediment may prompt a roof replacement. If the number of granules inside your gutters are excessive, and the shingles themselves are already looking “bald”, your roofing system may be nearing the end of its life. You should probably call your dependable roofer, Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. to help you plan your replacement. We carry a wide selection of high-quality asphalt shingles from a trusted industry name, GAF®. Let us help you explore your options and decide on the one that best suits your roofing needs.
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When your in need of a reliable company that can handle your shingle and flat roofing needs, look no further than Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. If the reason for shingle granule loss is impending roof failure, we are ready and able to help get you started on your replacement. Call us today at (905) 875-2888 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We serve Campbellville, ON along with the Halton and Peel regions.