Made from crushed stone and minerals, granules allow manufacturers to create asphalt shingles of virtually any color, size, and shape. These ceramic-coated granules also protect the shingles from ultraviolet rays and boost the material’s resistance to fire. When you notice an excessive loss of granules, you should let a roofer look into it and determine whether it is time to replace your roof.[Read more…]
Cracking and splitting are common problems with asphalt shingles. Left unaddressed, they can give rise to leaks, necessitating roof repair or replacement.[Read more…]
Since its initial use in the 1870s, asphalt has been one of the most widely used materials in the modern world. First used to pave roads, asphalt is now one of the most—if not the most—common roofing materials used in North America. A roof using asphalt is known as an asphalt shingle roof, which consists of interlocking tiles with a top coat of asphalt granules.[Read more…]
Asphalt shingles feature an outer layer of granules that protects the asphalt-soaked backing material from UV rays. Variations in granule color create the roofing colors that you can see from the ground. During your roof’s service life, some of these granules will come loose, and some homeowners worry about this.