Stress cracks

What You Can Do About Stress Cracks In Your Roofing Shingles

What causes stress cracks in shingles?


Stress cracks and fractures to the roof's shingles are caused by previous contractors using too aggressive of a shingle adhesive. When the house moves over time, the shingles aren't able to adjust with the house. This can lead to shingles cracking and breaking.

To show you exactly what a stress crack looks like, Guy took a short video when he was inspecting a customer's roof this fall. You can get a good understanding of what to look for by the examples in this video.


If your shingles have stress fractures and you are looking to replace your roof, there are different options to keep in mind. Depending on if you are the original owner of the house's roof, you might be eligible for a manufacturer's rebate on your shingles. Guy shares a couple of other options homeowners should consider, too. Be sure to take a look!

If your roof has stress fractures and you are looking to replace your roof, there are different options for you to keep in mind. Depending on if you are the original owner of the house's roof, you might be eligible for a manufacturer's rebate on these shingles. Guy shares a couple of other options homeowners should consider, too.

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