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CertainTeed Siding Problems: Shrinking, Cracking, Warping of Siding

This Alert Affects:

Property owners who are experiencing problems with their CertainTeed WeatherBoards fiber cement exterior siding products.

Damages
Property owners who have reported CertainTeed siding problems have complained the siding has undergone warping, cracking and shrinking. Several homeowners have also reported large gaps between the siding boards.
Company(ies)
WeatherBoards Fiber Cement exterior siding products are manufactured by CertainTeed Corp.
Additional Details
Fiber cement siding is a construction material used to cover the exterior walls of a house. An alternative to vinyl or wood siding, fiber cement siding is known for its durability and strength, as well as its resistance to fire, termites and rot.
Date
One complaint alleged that CertainTeed has been manufacturing and selling defective fiber cement siding since at least 2002.

CertainTeed WeatherBoards fiber cement exterior siding products have been linked to a number of problems, including shrinking, cracking and warping. While these products are offered with a warranty, those who have experienced CertainTeed fiber cement siding problems have complained that the manufacturer failed to abide by the terms of its contracts.

CertainTeed Corp. is facing a putative class action, claiming that its Weatherboards fiber cement exterior siding products are defective and that the company is failing to abide by the terms of its product warranties. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of three plaintiffs, all of whom have allegedly experienced CertainTeed siding problems, including shrinking, cracking, warping, and the development of large gaps between the siding boards. Two of the plaintiffs in the CertainTeed lawsuit also alleged that instead of honoring the terms of their product warranties, CertainTeed offered them unfinished replacement boards, but refused to finish, deliver, install or paint them.

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