You may have started thinking about sprucing up your home for the approaching spring season. When the time comes for your annual spring cleaning, you may notice shingle granules in your gutters or on your lawn. The presence of shingle granules around your home is usually a sign that you need a roof replacement.
At Refined Exteriors, we understand that a roof repair or replacement can be stressful, which is why we provide highly skilled workmanship and excellent products to ensure that your roof is both attractive and durable. We specialize in the installation of F-Wave REVIA™ synthetic roof shingles, built to last, to protect, and to make your home beautiful.
Here is why you might find shingle granules in your gutters, and what F-Wave synthetic roof shingles can do to help.
What Causes Shingle Granules to Appear?
If you find shingle granules in your gutters, don’t panic. Depending on the circumstance, shingle granules are not always a cause for concern.
If your roof is relatively new or your home just endured a storm, it is common for your shingles to experience granular loss. Since shingles are composed of thousands of these tiny granules, it is not uncommon to shed a few.
However, if your roof is aging and you are noticing an excessive amount of granules in your gutters, on your lawn, or even in your driveway, you may need a roof replacement. When your roof ages, the shingles begin to erode and the granules fall off. This can be caused by harsh weather, a branch rubbing against them, or even mold and debris.
What Happens When My Shingles Lose Granules?
Your roof is more vulnerable to the elements once shingle granules are removed. The impact of a storm has the potential to create leaks inside your home, and gutters filled with granule debris can cause flooding that will deteriorate the foundation of your home over time.
Asphalt shingles are also more likely to bend, crack, or break due to sun exposure or impact once granular loss occurs. The granules on your asphalt shingles are essential in securing the integrity of your roofing.
Traditional Asphalt Shingles vs. F-Wave Synthetic Shingles
Once you decide to invest in a roof replacement, it is important to choose a product that will ensure the integrity of your roof for years to come. Although many homeowners tend to lean toward traditional asphalt shingles, granular loss will continue to resurface as an issue in the future.
Instead of worrying about the loss of shingle granules, why not do away with them altogether? F-Wave REVIA synthetic shingles are an innovative roofing product made without asphalt, ensuring your roof will not lose any shingle granules while still providing optimal performance. F-Wave synthetic shingles also provide these excellent benefits:
1. Engineered materials for maximum durability
F-Wave synthetic shingles are built with a commercial-grade polymer that is created to perform and endure extreme weather conditions. With a Class 4 impact resistant rating, 130 mph wind rating, and Class A fire-rating, these shingles are engineered to outlast all other shingles on the market.
2. Easy installation and maintenance
Since F-Wave REVIA synthetic shingles are lightweight and built for single-piece construction, they are easy to install and maintain. You won’t have to worry about cleaning shingle granules out of your gutters after your synthetic shingles are installed.
3. Array of styles
Created to mimic the beautiful curb appeal of traditional asphalt shingles, F-Wave synthetic shingles are offered in four attractive designs. Rest assured that your new roof will match the rest of your home’s exterior without having to compromise its quality!
4. WeatherForce™ Advantage warranty
F-Wave is confident in its synthetic shingles, which is why they provide a 50-year WeatherForce Advantage Warranty. This warranty protects against damage from wind, hail, algae, and color fading.
Why You Should Work with Refined Exteriors to Install Your F-Wave REVIA Synthetic Shingles
Your roof should be beautiful, durable, and low-maintenance — all qualities that are offered to you by F-Wave REVIA synthetic shingles. When you choose a roofing contractor, you want someone knowledgeable, experienced, and communicative — all qualities possessed by your Refined Exteriors certified roofing contractor.
At Refined Exteriors, we are proud to be one of the 2% of roofing contractors to be GAF Master Elite® certified. We want to give you peace of mind in a job well done by providing professional, superior service at an affordable price.
To see what your Denver home could look like with F-Wave REVIA synthetic shingles, visit our photo gallery to see the homes of our happy customers!