Shingles – Defective and Recalled

Attention homeowners and business owners. Did you know that you could be eligible for a new roof if you currently have defective shingles installed? That’s right, there are currently thousands of roofs in the area that have been installed with defective shingles which have been recalled due to a manufacturer defect. The defect caused so many lawsuits to be filed against shingle manufacturers, one in particular agreed to a settlement in February 2010.

What If I Have Defective Shingles?

The first step to determine if you have defective shingles is to call out a trusted roofing contractor, like Ready Roofing. If you can not find your previous roofing contract or warranty, that is not a problem. Our team is trained to determine which type of shingle is atop your roof. If we determine that your roof is in fact a defective shingle, we will then begin the process to help you get a new roof installed on your home at no charge to you, typically through the insurance process.

The amount that is paid out will be determined by a number of factors, including:

  • Age of roofing unit
  • How many shingles are damaged
  • Whether damage was caused from defect or outside circumstances
  • And more

However, when you have our team at Ready Roofing going to bat for you, we’ll ensure that you get the most out of this roofing claim and help you get a new roof installed on your home that will keep you protected.

How to Tell if Shingles are Defective?

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If you’re curious to know about your roofing shingles, but don’t want to call a contractor immediately, there are a few signs that you can look for. The defective shingles in the class action lawsuit have a pattern of deterioration including:

  • Cracking
  • Curling
  • Blistering
  • Balding and degranulation
  • Pitting

The shingles in the lawsuit were organic shingles made from recycled paper as their base. As the shingles had granular loss, the sun’s UV rays deteriorated the materials quickly.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs of your home or office, we’d be happy to come out to help determine if you are entitled to a new roof. Please give our office a call at 1-855-ROOFER-0 to learn more.