Granule Loss and Cracks in Shingles
Granules are the mineral, sandpaper-like materials that serve as a protective coating on your shingles. When storms strike, hail can loosen the granules and cause them to slide off, leaving the asphalt on your shingles directly exposed to the elements. Without the granules to shield them, your shingles will deteriorate faster and your roof may develop leaks. Cracks in your shingles allow water to penetrate and damage the integrity of your roof. Both granule loss and cracks in your shingles can be hard to detect, but are crucial to preventing leaks. Contact us for a free inspection!