CertainTeed WeatherBoard Fiber Cement Siding Class Action Lawsuit
By Sarah Pierce
UPDATE: This case was consolidated with several other class action lawsuits and a settlement has been reached. See how to file a claim for the CertainTeed Siding Class Action Lawsuit Settlement to potentially receive several thousand dollars if you qualify.
A federal class action lawsuit claims that CertainTeed’s fiber cement siding has been “severely defective” since 2002, when it began making it with fly ash instead of sand to cash in on “large federal tax breaks.” The CertainTeen class action lawsuit comes nearly a year after the company reached a class action settlement over defective organic shingles.
According to the CertainTeed fiber cement siding class action lawsuit, CertainTeed markets its WeathBoards Fiber Cement exterior siding as durable, long-lasting and appropriate for use on the home and other structures.
“However, in contrast to CertainTeed’s warranties and representations concerning their Siding board, the product is severely defective and problematic. CertainTeen WeatherBoard Fiber Cement is not impervious to moisture invasions and degradations. It cracks, warps, rots, buckles, discolors, delaminates, deteriorates and otherwise does not perform as expressly warranted and represented. Nevertheless, CertainTeed continues to sell it to the public and continues to make their false representations and warranties, despite the fact that the product has, and will eventually cause consumers enormous property damage and substantial removal and replacement costs.”
Furthermore, the CertainTeed class action lawsuit states, CertainTeed improperly rejects warranty claims on the defective siding, despite providing a limited 50-year warranty and separate 2-year warranty that it will pay to repair or replace the siding if its determined to be defective.
The CertainTeed class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all persons and entities who owned, own or acquired homes, residences, buildings or other structures physically located in the U.S., on which CertainTeen WeatherBoards Fiber Cement exterior siding has been installed since 2002 to the present.
A copy of the CertainTeed WeatherBoard Fiber Cement Siding Class Action Lawsuit can be read here.
The case is Michael Patota v. CertainTeen Corporation, Case No. 1:11-mi-99999-UNA, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia.
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