I had Chouinard replace my shingles in 2014. As always I asked that they install a long lasting shingle... 25 or 30 year life. They repeatedly delayed the installation until very late in the season.. I left a message and told them I wanted to wait for the warm winter. They didn't respond, but the next day I returned from work to find the workers in the midst of removing the roof..... so now I was forced to le5 them go ahead un spite of the weather being cold.
EVERY YEAR since then, I lose shingles. The first couple of years I called the company and paid a couple of hundred dollars for them to repair. Now I climb on the roof myself to do the ANNUAL repair .
The problem is twofold... 1. They didn't remove the plastic strip from the tar adhesive on many of the shingles.... result is a lack of adhesion . See the attached picture 2. They often only used 3 nails when 4 or 5 would probably have been needed... also, the nails they did use are much smaller than the replacement nails I have been using.
I would definitely NOT recommend this company.