Defective/Discontinued Shingles are shingles that wear out too soon due to a faulty manufacturing process. Because they are no longer made nor available, there aren't any matching shingles to perform a true replacement of individual shingles. You can see from the photo above that replacing a wind or hail damaged shingle with a different style tab isn't a good solution in regards to fitment/aesthetics and Georgia insurance policy guidelines would agree with you. That's why they require GA insurance company's to pay for roof repairs with a like "kind and quality" shingle. Because matching shingles are no longer available for to make matching repairs to certain "defective" roofing shingles, like the popular "chalet" style (above), even minimal storm damage justifies your entire roofing system to be replaced by your homeowners insurance policy. Call us today for more information or for a free inspection to see if you have a "chalet" style or "faux" architectural roofing system.