Shingle Granules and What They Can Tell You

The standard asphalt roofing shingle is coated with mineral granules to give it excellent weather resistance. Over time, these granules will wear down and find their way inside the gutters. While this is a normal part of the roof’s aging process, you should still take a closer look when your shingles start losing their granules. They may be telling you something important about your roof and gutters. 

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Oberg Roofing & Remodeling Inc., one of the trusted roofing companies in the St Cloud & Roseville areas, talks about this more.

  • Gutter Cleaning. Shingle granules usually end up inside your gutters. This is not something you should be worried about–unless the buildup of granules has reached a thickness of about 0.5 inches up to 2 inches. This accumulation, along with the leaves, pine needles, nests, and other loose debris inside the gutters, can lead to congestion. You already know that blockages can hamper their draining ability, so make sure to have the gutters cleaned as soon as possible.
  • Hail Damage. Hailstones can damage your roof upon impact, not only leaving dents and cracks in the shingles, but knocking off their protective mineral granules, as well. When this happens, the substrate of the shingles become exposed to the harsh elements, making them lose their weather resistance. That’s how granule loss indicates prompt hail damage repair–a service that premier roof replacement and repair expert, Oberg Roofing & Remodeling Inc., can readily provide.
  • Roof Replacement. The plainest reason there’s excessive granule loss in shingles is because the roofing material is already nearing the end of their service life. Should this be the case, you should probably start planning your roof replacement. This starts with a call to your leading residential roofer, Oberg Roofing & Remodeling Inc. As an Owens Corning® Preferred Contractor, we offer a wide selection of high-quality asphalt shingles from this trusted industry name. We’ll be more than happy to help you explore your options and decide on the one that perfectly suits your roofing needs.

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Whether you need asphalt shingle roof replacement to steel roofs installation, Oberg Roofing & Remodeling Inc. will make sure your project is completed to your satisfaction. Expect only the highest quality service when you turn to us for your roofing needs. Call us today at (320) 204-2264 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We proudly serve St. Cloud, MN and the surrounding areas.

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