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Are asphalt shingles slippery when wet?
Monday, April 27, 2020
Asphalt shingles are not slippery when wet because the rock granules embedded in the surface provide good traction. But the granules gradually come loose as the roof ages, and loose granules can make even a dry roof difficult to walk on without sliding. Wet loose granules after a rain sometimes make it slightly more slippery.
Wet shingle roofs are also more difficult for an inspector to evaluate. See our blog post Why is an asphalt shingle roof difficult to inspect when wet right after it has rained? for more on this.
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