James Hardie Siding Issues: Cracking, Flaking, Moisture Problems
James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding
Property owners who experienced James Hardie fiber cement siding problems on their home or business may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit to seek financial compensation for damages, including the costs of repair. Allegedly, the company sold defectively designed and manufactured exterior fiber cement siding, which can fail prematurely as a result of cracking, drying, moisture invasion and other defects. Because it has been alleged that James Hardie released a defective product into the marketplace and falsely advertised the quality of its siding, consumers experiencing James Hardie board problems may have legal recourse.
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Hardie Board Problems
According to a James Hardie siding lawsuit, the company's exterior fiber cement siding was defectively manufactured and designed. Specifically, it has been alleged that the siding fails prematurely, causing damage to underlying structures by permitting moisture to penetrate into the structure. Signs which may indicate that the exterior fiber cement siding is deteriorating include the following:
- Product shrinkage
In the most severe cases of James Hardie fiber cement siding issues, the product reportedly breaks and falls off the property.
James Hardie Siding Lawsuit
In addition to allegations of product defects, a James Hardie siding lawsuit has also claimed that while the company widely advertised a 50-year warranty for this exterior siding, the life of the siding is less than 50 years; furthermore, some siding components are not protected by the warranty or are only covered for a time period significantly less than 50 years. Because the fiber cement exterior siding does not live up to the reasonable expectations of consumers due to its alleged defects, property owners experiencing Hardie board siding problems may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer. Potentially, a Hardie board lawsuit would allow consumers the chance to collectively file a claim in court for damages, including the cost of repairs and preventative measures taken to avoid future James Hardie siding issues.
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