January 21, 2021 – Deal Reached for Homeowners, Settlement Website Now Live
A settlement has been reached to resolve litigation that certain Allura fiber cement siding manufactured in Plycem’s White City, Oregon and Roaring River, North Carolina plants is prone to warping, gapping, shrinking and other problems. For more information on the deal, including how to determine whether you’re covered and what you could receive, visit the official settlement website here.
As of the date of this post, the official claims filing period has not yet begun. If you intend on submitting a claim, however, you are strongly encouraged to register with the company handling the settlement. You can do that right here. By registering, you can receive updates on the settlement – including when it’s time to file your claim – and a claim form with information on how to complete it.
March 11, 2020 - Cases Consolidated, Investigation Closed
Thanks to everyone who helped contribute to this investigation! At this point, attorneys working with ClassAction.org no longer need to hear from people who had issues with their siding. Multiple class action lawsuits have been filed and consolidated to a single court to be handled by a single judge. Check back with this page for updates as the litigation progresses or sign up for our newsletter for the latest class action news, sent right to your inbox.
The information on this page was posted when the investigation began and serves as reference only. View our open list of investigations here and learn why you typically don’t need to do anything to join a class action here.
At A Glance
This Alert Affects:
Anyone who had problems with their home’s Allura fiber cement siding.
What’s Going On?
A class action lawsuit has been filed alleging that Allura’s fiber cement siding can crack within five years of installation. Now, more people are needed to come forward to help strengthen the litigation.
How Can a Class Action Help?
A class action lawsuit could help homeowners recover money for damage done to their properties, as well as repair and replacement costs.
Allegations have surfaced that Allura’s fiber cement siding is defective and can begin cracking within five years of installation.
A class action lawsuit has already been filed in over the issue – but more people are needed to speak up to help strengthen the litigation and ensure as many people as possible are covered.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A lawsuit could help homeowners get a resolution to the problems they’ve been reporting.
It’s been alleged that the manufacturers of the siding are failing to honor warranty claims, failing to respond to those who submit claims and even removing siding from people’s homes for testing – without replacing it to prevent further damage. A successful class action could help homeowners get the cost of their replacement siding covered.
What Does the Lawsuit Say About the Siding?
The lawsuit claims that the fiber cement siding is defective, can crack within five years of installation and is “not suitable” for use as an exterior building product.
It’s been alleged that the problem first manifests as vertical hairline cracks in multiple areas of the siding. Attorneys suspect that as the material continues to degrade, the cracks will begin to widen. Severe cracks can make the siding itself susceptible to water retention and swelling, and create pathways for water to reach other areas of the home, according to the suit.
The lawsuit claims that these “deficiencies” existed at the time the siding left the factory – and that the manufacturers therefore knew or should have known that their product would fail prematurely.
What Problems Have Been Linked to this Siding?
The lawsuit alleges that Allura fiber cement siding can suffer:
Deterioration of the sheathing beneath the siding
Degradation of the siding and other building components