Roofing Question

Old 04-03-10, 06:15 AM
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Roofing Question

Moved into a newly constructed condo development about 6 months ago. The buildings have asphalt shingle roofs.

During a windstorm where there were maximum gusts of about 45 mph, around 10-20 shingles blew off the roof (complete shingles, not pieces. Also, there were no leaks.). Prior to living in this development, I had lived in two other homes in the area which have experienced nearly hurricane force gusts with no shingle or roof damage.

Although the shingles have been replaced, should I be concerned about the shingles blowing off this newly constructed building. Is this an indication of improper installation? Could the builder have taken some short-cuts to save costs and, if so, what would I look for to determine whether the installation was done properly.

I realize this is a rather broad question, but hope some of the experts out there can provide some insight. Or at least give me some comfort that this type of thing just happens at times and not to worry. Thanks.
Old 04-06-10, 08:08 PM
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Sometimes this just happens.
If you want to investigate, find out the brand and style of shingles. Find a bundle and read the installation instructions. Then you could, get on the roof (or pay someone) and check to see if the correct fasteners and correct number of fasteners were used. Also check the spacing.
If getting on the roof, be safe.

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