When it comes to roofs, no material can last forever, especially asphalt shingles. From manufacture to the point of functional failure, these shingles usually have a lifespan of 50 years.
Asphalt shingles are not without issues; in fact, they can age faster with weathering than other materials. So, it’s imperative to do everything you can to prevent them from deteriorating more rapidly than they would under normal circumstances.
Granule loss is one of the most compelling signs that your asphalt shingle roof is nearing its end and needs replacement. After all, protective granules exist to shield the substrate from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which renders materials brittle and more prone to breakage.