"When I was cleaning the lee side of the gutters, lots of shingles were loose," says Larry. "Then I noticed a number of hairline cracks and some curling and there also appears to be some bubbling. I contacted our builder and the supplier of the shingles (the house is only seven years old) and they both indicated that there were lots of problems with CertainTeed shingles. And they both told me that there have been lots of complaints with CertainTeed shingles. I also checked with my son who works construction. A guy he works with is experiencing the same problems—just about anyone in construction knows that these shingles are useless.
"I contacted the lumber company and he told me to get the paperwork—the claims forms—from CertainTeed's website. I see this whole claim thing as a double edged sword: the way I understand it, if CertainTeed decides to settle with me, they would probably prorate: their shingles are supposed to be good for 25 years and we have had them for seven years. From what I understand, they only pay for the material, not the labor. Currently the prices I have been quoted to replace those shingles--including tearing off the old shingles and installing new with all the new materials--would cost more than $6,000.
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I contacted the Iowa attorney general's office and they suggested that I look up a website to investigate a class action lawsuit, and they recommended [LawyersandSettlements]. They were well aware of CertainTeed and its defective products."