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Does sweeping the roof remove granules from the shingles?

Posted by needinfo001 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 11, 14 at 12:12

I have a large tree that overhangs the back side of my roof.
The roof was installed in 11/2009. It was swept once about a year later when a roofer fixed a leak at a vent flashing. Over the last 4 years it has gotten a lot of leaves and broken twigs and debris on it from the tree.
I went up to sweep it about 2 weeks ago. Was that a mistake?
Did i remove a lot of granules in the process?


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RE: Does sweeping the roof remove granules from the shingles?

No. Sweeping a roof once a year does not harm it.


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RE: Does sweeping the roof remove granules from the shingles?

You would have seen any granular displacement while you were sweeping.

The granuals are an impregnated coloring agent.

There total removal will shorten the life expectancy of the product.


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RE: Does sweeping the roof remove granules from the shingles?

Sweeping won't but walking on it will.


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RE: Does sweeping the roof remove granules from the shingles?

Have you considered that removing the overhanging tree will eliminate the tree debris on the roof and thus eliminate the perceived need for sweeping?


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