Thousands Join Shingle Lawsuit

Shabby shingles have become a problem on thousands of roofs across Minnesota. That's why thousands of homeowners are now part of a national class action lawsuit against a major shingle manufacturer. Full Story
Petra Dillon Montana

Dillon, MT

#86 Oct 19, 2010
we have certainteed shingles on our 1994 Rollohome, they have been deteriating for the past 4-5 years and we will have a metal roof installed in november, cost $6800. wecan not wait until spring. i printed out the claim form that i found online and took photos of the roof/damage and had a shingle removed and it really says "certainteed" roofing on some tape underneath it.
i will send this with the claim and photos with registered mail to the claims settlement administrator in Blue Bell PA and will let you all know what happens...maybe we should start a group on facebook to share this information?
let me know what you all think!
b
Petra Dillon Montana

Dillon, MT

#87 Oct 19, 2010
Colleen Hennings wrote:
<quoted text> My letter says in order to claim the warranty from Certainteed, I have to return the signed letter for a lowsy $792.00 for my roof in 18 months. My 18 months is up in June 2010. I at least want something. If I claim this $792, will I get anything from a settlement? It cost me $6800 to replace my roof this summer.
hello colleen....my roof will also cost me $6800 but that is because we will replace it with a metal roof, nomore shingles for us...how to you feel about starting a facebook group with me on this topic????
petra
Petra Dillon Montana

Dillon, MT

#88 Oct 19, 2010
Reality Checker wrote:
Don't worry, everone. Obama will rescue you from these bad shingles.
First, he'll blame it all on Bush.
Next, he'll fly to the middle east to apologize to terrorist dictators for our lousy shingles.
Last, he'll raise taxes on Republicans to pay for your new shingles.
Soon, you'll all be taken care of by your savior Obama.
dear reality checker...this is not the place for political propaganda.....people here have real concerns and can do without your sarcasm, thank you!
allen e harris

Minneapolis, MN

#89 Nov 2, 2010
new roof 06 or o7 little to none sealed up.
all flapping in the wind.
my shingles are fiberglass by certain teed style
horizon gray stone 119 not part of the class action law suite.
but still a bad product never the less.
i will be contacting the state of Mn Attorney General's office.

A Harris Rockford, Mn 55373
Jeff

Kenosha, WI

#90 Nov 5, 2010
Brian wrote:
I too, like Bob had CT fiberglass shingles put on my house in 2003 when it was built. They are their New Horizon model. Most of the granules have come off the roof as well and it is very visible from the road and looks horrible. CT also gave me the statement that this is normal aging. I caught the singles in time and filed a warranty claim within the first five years so mine should be covered by their sure start warranty, but as normal CT is denying my claim. If any one knows of a law firm that is filing a class action suit against CT for their fiberglass shingles please post the name of the law office and their contact information. Those of us with fiberglass shingles would be very grateful.
My home was built in 99 and I upgraded to New Horizon shingle, they looked great for 7-8 years, until I was up on a ladder inspecting them and got a close look. My gutter were full of grains from the shingles. I was a little surprised, but the shingles looked OK. Over the last few years, more grains have come off showing bare spots and small cracks have formed when you look closely at them. 2 roofing contractors have inspected them and said they are defective, but so far, New Horizon is not included in the class action. I called CT and sent two shingles in and took multiple close ups to prove and cited the contractors opinion that after only 11 years, they are heading fast toward failure. They sent a letter back after their "careful" analysis and stated that the wear is "normal" and is not defective. They kindly extended my 25 year warranty to 30 years, but how useless is that. They already have demonstrated they won't back up their faulty products. I will be sure not to buy anything the company makes. All the roofing contractors know that the New Horizon was a bad shingle, but the company has no interest in giving you some sort of credit toward eventual replacement.

Does anyone know of a lawsuit that has been started for the New Horizon?
Kelly

Elyria, OH

#91 Nov 22, 2010
Husband was cleaning gutters this weekend and found tons of granules and cracks on roof -- 9yrs old --- "New Horizon" with 30yrs warranty (what a joke)-- hubby is a contractor -- tee'd off these shingle are wearing out prematurely!!! We have a 4/12 pitch NOTHING sits on the roof. Don't know what to do!
Kelly

Elyria, OH

#92 Nov 23, 2010
Kelly wrote:
Husband was cleaning gutters this weekend and found tons of granules and cracks on roof -- 9yrs old --- "New Horizon" with 30yrs warranty (what a joke)-- hubby is a contractor -- tee'd off these shingle are wearing out prematurely!!! We have a 4/12 pitch NOTHING sits on the roof. Don't know what to do!
12/12 pitch --- sorry
Heather Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, IA

#93 Nov 27, 2010
Did your insurance company cover your shingles because of hail? I think we have the New Horizon Shingles and they are cracking everywhere. I don't know if this was part of the law suit?
Tom Shakopee wrote:
We had issues we believed with New Horizon, upgarded product. We had to hire an Independent Engineer that would not provide report until he was paid, but was courteous and professional.
The Structural Engineer determined we had poor workmanship from our builder, not defective shingles. This was due to nails not being driven deep enough (1 inch nails) as well paper did not extend to edges of roof. His reference to shingles was that they had dust in dirt, circulating in the air, get on the adhesive so the shingles did not adhere to one another.
Moreover, it says in the product information section of the warranty that in cold climates that builders may want to hand-seal the shingles. Our builder was quoted as saying, yes we know, but we NEVER do this. I think the builders believe after their 1 year warranty they are free and clear of liability. Not true.
Our Insurance Company, Farmers, did step up and pay, but we are pursuing action versus the Builder and their Sub-Contrator for the cost of an engineer, the cost of upgraded shingles that were put on before we moved in and closed on the house.
Kevin

Minneapolis, MN

#94 Dec 10, 2010
I have heard about a lot of suits filed but are they ever successful?
www.slteamcleaning.com
senior citizen

AOL

#95 Dec 10, 2010
Kevin wrote:
I have heard about a lot of suits filed but are they ever successful?
www.slteamcleaning.com
Many have already received their class action checks, starting in early October.
Doug craker Chippewa wi

Eau Claire, WI

#96 May 23, 2011
I got burnt for a hundred square or so, on my rental properties, I'm now forced back out of retirement for who knows how many years! Thanks certain teed! Why do the innocent always have to pick up after the losers?
Jan

Cumberland, WI

#97 Jun 8, 2011
I also just realized there was a lawsuit out there. I have gotten quotes and both are going to use Certainteed Landmark Architectural shingles. Boy, I don't know what to think. I'll fill out the paperwork and go from there.
bbatts

Franklin, TN

#98 Jul 21, 2011
Several lines of Certainteed shingles are included in a class action suit settlement. I have these shingles and they were curled up and very brittle. If you will google Certainteed Class Action Law Suit, the information will come up on how to file your claim. I have just completed this rather extensive exercise on two buildings. It has only been a few days and I am anxious to learn what their response is going to be.
sparkpong

AOL

#99 Jul 28, 2011
I just found out about the Certain teed roof issue. Ihave been watching my roofs deterioate and now I have the claim form. Did anyone else have the "T Lock or Wind lock or some times called Custom Lock"???? They look like T,s and inter lock and are typically used on barns. Please contact Sparkpong@aol.com Thanks
Dale H - Montana

Circle, MT

#100 Aug 3, 2011
Is it to late to file a claim on the Hallmark Shangle (8-2-2011)?
I was not aware of the cvlass action suit.
My roof was shingled in 1996 and I thought there was a 45 year guarantee. My contractor says I need to replace the entire roof, now.
Dale H - Montana

Circle, MT

#101 Aug 3, 2011
bbatts wrote:
Several lines of Certainteed shingles are included in a class action suit settlement. I have these shingles and they were curled up and very brittle. If you will google Certainteed Class Action Law Suit, the information will come up on how to file your claim. I have just completed this rather extensive exercise on two buildings. It has only been a few days and I am anxious to learn what their response is going to be.
I need a little more help in finding the claim form! Do you know the web site? Hate asking but....
Dale
Bian - MN

United States

#102 Aug 9, 2011
Dale H - Montana wrote:
<quoted text>
I need a little more help in finding the claim form! Do you know the web site? Hate asking but....
Dale
http://www.certainteedshinglesettlement.com/
lori

Chaska, MN

#103 Aug 16, 2011
Eddie wrote:
This article is very timely as I am preparing to file a claim with CertainTeed for my failing roof that was installed in 1992 and are supposed to be 25 yr shingles. Who would I contact to sign on with this lawsuit? A roofing contractor or a lawyer or both?
where are you at in this process? i need to know where to go from here.
D Roche

Framingham, MA

#104 Jul 24, 2012
I had 35 year BP Elcipse shingles installed 12 years ago. About 5 years after installation the pebbles on the shingle started to appear in the gutters and now the roof needs to be replaced. The same issues everyone has complained about here - curling edges, material falling off, drying out.
Looks like others blazed the trail and there was a Class Action Law Suit, unfortuntaely they only pay for the really bad areas and you have to use their inferior product. You would think in these law suits it would be a cash payout. Now either I put another crappy BP shingle on my house and saddle the next guy or do it right. I'm doing the latter. The roofer said nobody is using BP shingles, he won't install them and they are stacked up at the yards - they can't give em away.
BP: Defective shingles, poor customer service - only paid due to the law suit and a horrible settlement means that in the end, homeowners pay the entire freight. You should be ashamed of yourselves for not taking caring of your customers. I would not recommend BP products after this experience.
The consumer never wins in these settlements, only the company and the lawyers involved.
greg

Toronto, Canada

#105 Aug 22, 2012
Steve Heusser is a crook he does not tell the truth.
I am a contractor and buy many products i have never had so many problems untill i dealt with Steve Heusser from the BP toronto site.
Dont try to claim your warranty Steve Heusser will just tell you if you dont like it buy IKO.
I have started buying IKO now but try and tell all my angry customers that Steve Heusser from BP said to bad.
Its really to bad BP used to be a good company untill lately not sure if there is new management but something has changed.

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