Shakes came away from the roof deck in sheets when one resident tried putting up Christmas decorations, touching off an investigation. A consultant hired by the Eagles Nest community said more than 25% of the roofs were damaged beyond repair, and that some of the materials didn't meet state building codes. The roofs were repaired after Hurricane Wilma struck in 2005, and were designed to last 20 years. "Any kind of wind we have, there's just thousands of projectiles scattered across the neighborhood," one resident said. The consultant said non-galvanized nails, improper roof flashing and other installation errors contributed to the problem. An Eagles Nest board member said affected homeowners would end up spending about $31,000 each on repairs, which they hope to recoup in a lawsuit against the roofing contractor. Coral Springs Mayor Skip Campbell defended a local inspector and said the job had been done to code. The contractor blamed Chinese-made nails.
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