Should you be worried about your asphalt shingle roof’s granule loss? When is granule loss a cause for concern? These are just some of the questions homeowners have about their roofing systems. To help allay some of your concerns, Perkins All-Star Exteriors and Construction’s residential and commercial roofing contractors compiled this quick FAQ.
Is Granule Loss on an Asphalt Shingle Roof a Cause for Concern?
Our customers often ask this question about asphalt shingles, the most popular roofing material in the country. The short answer is it depends on the severity of granule loss and the age of your roof. If your roof was just installed, you shouldn’t worry too much about a few granules being dislodged from asphalt shingles. Granule loss is to be expected over the course of the shingle’s lifespan.
Under what circumstances would granule loss be a cause for concern? When granule loss becomes so severe that bald patches start appearing on your roof or when granules start accumulating in your gutters.
There’s a Leak in a Roof – How Can You Tell if Your Roof Needs to Be Replaced?
Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules about roof replacements and repairs. Contractors make recommendations on a case-to-case basis. You shouldn’t worry too much if your roof only suffered minor damage as repairs should be enough to fix them. However, if your roof suffered extensive damage, your home may need a roof replacement. Of course, the only way to tell if your roof to be replaced or just needs repairs is to have a professional contractor inspect your roof.
Can a New Roof Be Installed Over Your Old One?
Homeowners who want to reduce roofing costs often ask this question. It is possible, but we don’t recommend going with this option. For one thing, installing a new roof over your old won’t fix any of the underlying roofing issues. Not to mention installing a new roof over your old one adds more weight load to your home’s structure, increasing the risk it might collapse. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to consult your local roofer.
Perkins All-Star Exteriors and Construction, a company with over 30 years of experience in the industry, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roofing and siding replacement services. To get a free estimate, call us at (262) 228-6822, or fill out this form. Talk to us today!