Hand Torn Shingles

Posted by in Roof, Shingles, Wind Damage | May 02, 2016

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:

  1. Multiple portions are torn from the tab leaving a scrap sealed to the underlying shingle.
  2. The tears extend up under the overlying shingle.
  3. Loose shingle tabs exhibits a torn corner of its own.
  4. Chunks of the overlying shingle mat remain bonded to the sealant.
  5. Relatively parallel tears extend through three courses of shingles.
  6. Tears extending in multiple directions.
Figure 1 Hand torn shingles.

Figure 1 Hand torn tabs and shingles.

Figure 2 Hand torn shingle tab.

Figure 2 Hand torn shingle tab.

Figure 3 Hand torn shingle tabs.

Figure 3 Hand torn shingle tabs.

Figure 4 Hand torn shingles.

Figure 4 Hand torn shingles.

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