Why are There Granules in Your Gutters?

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As a homeowner, it’s important to regularly inspect your house and take care of any problems as they show up. When cleaning your gutters, you might notice granules accumulating in them after storms. It’s easy to look at these granules and immediately jump to the conclusion that your shingles should be replaced, but that isn’t always the case. There could be many reasons why these granules are appearing in your gutters. 

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How Asphalt Shingles Work

Asphalt shingles are made of a thin but durable mat and coated with multiple layers of asphalt. The surface layer is embedded with tiny minerals for an added layer of texture and protection, both from water and the sun’s rays. Asphalt shingles are extremely popular because they’re strong, long-lasting, and affordable. If your roof has been built by a reputable roofing company, you can be sure your shingles are durable and that they were installed correctly to give your roof the most protection.

Why Shingles Leave Granules in Your Gutters

Some granules are bound to fall off of your shingles every time it rains. Asphalt shingles are so heavily coated with these minerals that some fallout is completely normal. This is especially true if your roof is brand new. After a few storms, your new shingles should start losing less granules. As your roof ages, you might gradually notice more granules. This is a normal part of the shingle aging process. Granules in your gutter aren’t always a sign that your shingles need to be replaced.

However, if you know your roof is old and you’re noticing more granules than normal, you should call for a roof inspection. This is especially true if you’ve noticed other signs of a deteriorating roof.

Are Your Shingles Deteriorating?

Over the years, increased exposure to rain, snow, ice, strong winds, and harsh sunlight will wear your shingles down until they no longer give your roof the protection it needs. If you notice loose shingles that flap in the wind, or if any shingles are missing, you should get your roof inspected right away. Shingles that appear warped or buckled are also a worrying sign that they’re losing protection from the sunlight. Lastly, if there are so many granules in your gutters that you can’t see the bottom, or if you notice pieces of shingles in your gutters, it’s time to have them replaced. Once shingles start showing signs of deterioration, things can quickly snowball out of control.

Roof Repairs and Replacements with First Out Roofing

First Out Roofing is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your roof. If you suspect your shingles need to be replaced, call us for an inspection. If we notice worrying signs of deterioration, we’ll give you the repairs you need at a price you can afford. Call or visit our website for more information or a free quote today!

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