New roof shinles breaking and falling off
Hi, In September I had a new roof put over an existing 12 year old roof because I was getting solar panels.
End of Oct, Hurricaine Sandy hit and I lost a bunch of tiles. My neighbors' roofs lasted fine. Since then, I continue to loose tiles when its very windy.
Most of the tiles are broken in half and the bottom half is what comes down, but also larger pieces come down. One large. Piece looks like it only has one nail hole in it. The roof was installed through my solar contractor who has said that he will fix it.
I'm wondering what was wrong with the installation ( its only been about 4 months) and I am leary about the repairs. Should that entire side (its primarily one side because the other side of the roof is protected by the solar panels) be replaced?
I'm worried that if he just replaces the shingles, what if this keeps happening. I don't want to be chasing him down every month. My roof is high and I know enough horror stories that I won't go up to examine the shingles for a closer look so I was hoping someone could help me. I am attaching pictures. Thanks,
To answer questions: I mean shingles all the time, sorry if I said tiles. The original roof is 12 years old -I had my house dormered. The only reason I got this roof put on was because of the solar panels -they are guarenteed for 25 years and they don't recommend putting them on a roof older than 7-8 years. I never had problems with my old roof and those shingles are not coming off. Thanks.
Last edited by Swagler; 02-01-2013 at 03:43 PM.
Reason: attaching pictures