When deciding whether to replace your shingle roof, a key thing to look at is the loss of granules on the shingles. These granules, stuck to the shingle during manufacturing, act like a shield against sunlight, UV rays, and weather. Losing them is normal over time, but it can also happen from hail, people walking on the roof, the roof aging, or if the shingles were faulty.
To figure out why you’re losing granules, it’s best to have a roofing professional take a look. They can inspect the roof, which is not only useful for understanding the state of your roof but can also be handy for insurance claims, especially after a storm. Knowing the cause of the granule loss helps document any damage for claims and warranty issues. Plus, a good inspection gives you an idea of how much life your roof has left.
Mid-Coast Roofing can do a free estimate if you suspect you may need to repair or replace your shingle roof. We also provide reasonably priced roof inspections, which are sometimes required by homeowner’s insurance companies, to give you a better idea of the current condition of your roof.