Hand Torn Shingles
Most things are made better by hand, such as, automobile engines, pies, furniture, chocolate, etc.
However, hand-made “wind damage” to shingles is an oxymoron.
Here are a few examples of hand-torn shingles and their evidence of being hand torn. Look for the following:
- Multiple portions are torn from the tab leaving a scrap sealed to the underlying shingle.
- The tears extend up under the overlying shingle.
- Loose shingle tabs exhibits a torn corner of its own.
- Chunks of the overlying shingle mat remain bonded to the sealant.
- Relatively parallel tears extend through three courses of shingles.
- Tears extending in multiple directions.