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Missing Shingles?

Many homeowners have seen this kind of wind damage after a thunderstorm and have had to pick up shingles in their yard following high winds.  Why does this happen and why does it happen so often?  Self-sealing fiberglass asphalt shingles use an asphalt-based adhesive that seals the shingle to the shingle below it after it is heated by the sun in the warm summer months.  After just a few years of exposure to the suns ultra-violet rays and radiant heat,  the adhesive dry’s out and looses it’s adhesion.  If the exposed portion of the shingle is not adhered to the fastened portion of the shingle below it,  wind can easily blow the shingle off.

As shown in this picture above,  just a single tab blown off of this 3-tab asphalt shingle roof can leak.  This tab was covering the seam of two adjoining shingles below it.  This WILL leak in heavy rains.  Blown-off shingles is one of the most common problems I see out in the field and it occurs on asphalt shingle roofs in as little as five years old.

What’s the answer to this problem? First, the use of metal roofing that is entirely mechanically attached, unaffected by the sun, and does not use adhesives to seal down the material.  Second, Gerard’s unique vertical and horizontal nailing: Note that the fasteners form an X on the Canyon Shake and are nailed into the deck at an angle.  It’s this type of nailing requirement that gives Gerard’s Stone-Coated Steel roofing superior wind uplift.  Our metal roofs are also installed with vinyl-coated ring shank nails that act just like a screw.

Independent wind tunnel tests verified the Canyon Shake could withstand winds of 200 + MPH, which is no surprise if you talk to the hundreds of happy Gerard customers living in areas of the country frequented by tornados and hurricanes.  Roof damage is one of the most common, inconvenient, and expensive issues home-owners face in areas prone to wind and inclement weather. Add to this that excessive wind is usually accompanied by heavy rains, which just compounds the potential damages and repair costs. For this reason, it is no surprise that most insurance policies contain a clause excluding the roof from the general home policy, commanding a significantly higher deductible on roof specific damage.

Whether you live in Hayward, Spooner, Stone Lake, Birchwood, Rice Lake, Barron, Cumberland, Bloomer, Siren, Hudson, Menomonie, Eau Clair, Ladysmith, Minong, and most of Northwest Wisconsin,  Bjorkstrand Metal Roofing can deliver a roof that you will NEVER HAVE TO REPLACE AGAIN!

By Derrick Hansen

8 thoughts on “Missing Shingles?

    1. A little more difficult, the most difficult installation challenge we have with steel shingles and shakes is cut up roofs. Valleys, Hips, and other roof penetrations take a good deal of time to install properly.

  1. In all honesty this has happened to us every Spring. The winds blow and of course we live on top of a hill. Nobody has ever in six years of trying to fix the problem of missing shingles EVER suggested metal roofing. This may be the last summer with the problem.

  2. Shingles are missing at our home and I find only 4 nail holes . Now this is a LIFETIME shingle that is suppose to have six. Funny how we find shingles in theyard and it is not the roofers fault. I hate that.

  3. Hi just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the
    pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a
    linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

  4. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and amusing, and without a doubt, you have hit the
    nail on the head. (Ha Ha I made a funny.)The problem is missing shingles means I need to replace my roof. That is not something I was wanting to do or was even prepared to do at this time. I am very happy that I stumbled across this website while looking for a new roof. My search for something different has brought me to metal.

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