HOMECARE TIP #1 FROM A HOME INSPECTOR. What does it mean when you see what appears to be pebbles in your gutter as shown in the picture below in your gutter? It can be an indication of significant granule loss from asphalt shingles. This can mean your roof is nearing the end of it’s service life.
Granule loss can be a pretty big deal because shingle granules help protect the asphalt from UV damage, they have a cosmetic effect and they can even provide a little extra fire resistance.
So next time you’re doing that dreaded gutter cleaning job and notice this, further evaluation by a pro.may be necessary.