Source for roofing granules?


#1

Hello,

I am looking for a source for white roofing granules, the kind that come on common shingles. I need about 10-lbs. It’s not practical to remove that much from new shingles and they wouldn’t look all white because of the tar on them.
I’ve tried all the building supply stores in my area. Either they can’t get them or don’t know what I’m talking about because they’ve never had a request for them.

I’d appreciate your suggestions. I live in upstate NY.

Thanks


#2

The white granules are fairly easy to get. Any roofing supply house should have 5 gallon buckets or bags of granules for doing touch up on white capsheet roofs. It’s a fairly common product for built up roofing work. Other colors can be hard to find but white should be easy.


#3

search “roof granuals new york”.
gweedo.


#4

where in upstate?


#5

What you are looking for is: Firestone, ceramic coated roofing granules.

Firestone is the company name.

Hope that helps your search.


#6

what are you using it for?


#7

yes firestone manufactures them,bradco +arzee stock them


#8

I’m in the Albany area.


#9

To repair some scuffed areas on rolled roofing.


#10

there should be a bradco up there,pretty sure there is


#11

ok specialist
give him a good coating ( ok him and me ), that he can embed his,
" Firestone, ceramic coated roofing granules in (told ya i like that dang monkey).

gweedo.


#12

[quote=“DIYguy”]To repair some scuffed areas on rolled roofing.

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Just re do it. Its just going to look crappy anyway.


#13

[quote=“DIYguy”]To repair some scuffed areas on rolled roofing.

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WOW! How do you intend to repair the scuffed areas? You are aware that rolled roofing is a garbage product you may put on a bulkhead, right? If it saved you money to do it yourself and it’s not leaking, wonderful. But all it did was buy you five years, I’d bet. I say forget the granules, you’re not going to get much life out of a rolled roof.


#14

The current roof is 2-years old so I’m not about to replace it. I got at least 15-years out of the last one, which was also rolled roofing.

WOW! How do you intend to repair the scuffed areas? You are aware that rolled roofing is a garbage product you may put on a bulkhead, right? If it saved you money to do it yourself and it’s not leaking, wonderful. But all it did was buy you five years, I’d bet. I say forget the granules, you’re not going to get much life out of a rolled roof.[/quote]


#15

Are you talking about 90# mineral surfaced or a modified bitumen?


#16

Me? I’m referring to 90# mineral surfaced, I’ve never heard of modified being referred to as rolled roofing. If it’s modified bitumen, I’m mistaken. Teminology confusion here, if thats the case.