Seeing small, granule-like sediments in gutters may come as a surprise for many homeowners. In this blog post, the expert roofers at A1 Roofing & Construction explain what their presence tells you about the overall health of your roof.
How Asphalt Shingle Sediments End up in Gutters
Protective granules that keep your asphalt shingles last longer do not last forever. Over time, with constant exposure to various weather conditions, granules loosen and are naturally washed away by rain into the gutters. This is normal weathering at work.
But, when you start seeing excessive granules in your gutters, it could signal a problem — for the most part, it’s your shingles nearing the end of their lifespan. In some cases, it may be a result of poor installation.
The Implications of Shingle Sediments in Your Gutters
Granule accumulation in your gutters is more than just unsightly. It could signify potential issues with your roof’s performance in weather resistance. Excessive loss of granules can expose the black asphalt surface underneath the roofing material, leading to premature aging. In the worst-case scenario, it can even result in your roof’s eventual failure, which could then lead to expensive structural damage to your home.
The Importance of Professional Inspection and Maintenance
This is where professional intervention becomes crucial. A reliable roofing contractor can help you assess the gravity of the situation. They have the expertise to determine if the granule loss is normal or indicative of a larger problem that needs immediate attention.
Trust the Professionals at A1 Roofing & Construction
While finding asphalt shingle sediments in your gutters can be alarming, it’s not always a sign of impending doom for your rooftop. It’s essential to stay informed, take preventative action and trust in the professionals.
If you need help inspecting your roof or addressing any potential issues, call A1 Roofing & Construction at (401) 265-1019, or fill out our contact form so we can help you ensure your home remains safe and comfortable year-round.