Feedback Requested from People with Roofs Re-Done / Re-Shingled 6+ Years Ago
For those of you got your roofs re-done more than 6+ years ago (the longer the better), can you please share your updates on how your shingles have held up especially following the recent wind storms and which companies you used. I believe this would be a good way to try and figure out which companies installations have been able to stand the test of time and weather elements. Some companies can be professional and install roofs which look well done and everything seems fine for the first few years but in the longer term, may fall apart or have issues quicker than other companies.
As an example, I noticed that a company like 'professional roofers' had good reviews on RFD, homestars, etc. for new installations. However, after the wind storms, it seems there were many complaints (on homestars) about shingles they installed relatively recently (within the last few years) blowing off and some reviewers noted that other homes in their neighborhoods which also used professional had the same issue while other homes that also got their roofs done around the same time by other companies did not have any blow off. [P.S. I am not trying to single them out or anything; it's just that I had been considering them and hence was looking into them before the may 4th storm and again after the storm and I noticed the shift in reviews and that's why they were on my radar]
Also, it seems like them and most likely other companies make customers pay for these repairs / replacements because the wind storms are considered as "Acts of God". However, the thing is most of these lifetime architectural shingles have approximately up to 170km/hr (at least) wind resistance; therefore, if shingles blow off during a wind storm that, from what i gather, the winds did not exceed that amount, then doesn't that mean that the cost / liability should lie with either the installer / roofing company (if the shingles were not installed according to the manufacturers specs) or the shingle manufacturer (if the installation was done according to their specs)? So either way, shouldn't the case of who is liable for the repair be between the installer and manufacturer? I don't understand why its the home owner who has to pay in this case.
Like many others, I am also looking to have my roof re-done and I am quite interested in and would appreciate the experience / feedback / recommendations from those who had their roofs re-done a while ago because that information (the good, the bad and the ugly) will be helpful and beneficial (e.g. shingles used, how the roof has held up after X years, any issues (blown shingles, leaks,etc.), which company was used and how they responded to / resolved issues that came up especially during their "warranty periods").
Thank you in advance.