Granules are the small sand like pebbles that cover the exterior
of a roofing shingle. These granules can become loose and will wash
away off the roof into your gutter system.
Normally a certain number of granules will be loose, especially
after application. These granules are called "riders,"
and are a normal result of the manufacturing process. Granule loss
does not affect the service life of the shingles unless granules
can be seen missing on the surface of the shingles, thus exposing
the asphalt or Fiberglas® mat.
If you have Granule loss and can see the asphalt or Fiberglas®
mat the shingles will need to be removed and replaced from the infected
area. However, if you have Granule loss in one area it is likelier
to occur in other places as well. Usually a whole new roof will
For a more permanent solution, re-roof with Owens Corning Shingles.
They are specifically designed to withstand North and south Carolina
moisture conditions for extended periods of time and are backed
by our strongest product warranties* available to homeowners.
For the average homeowner this process can be difficult and dangerous
to do on their own. Patton General Contracting* is a certified installer
of Owens Corning roof products as well as RoofLock - a product designed
to clean and protect your roof from this type of issue. Visit
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