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At A Glance
This Alert Affects
Consumers who had their property outfitted with Building Products (BP) of Canada Corp. organic shingles, which include Eclipse GL, Rampart and ProStandard organic shingles.
Allegedly, these BP Organic shingles can fail prematurely due to cracking, moisture invasion, deterioration, curling and blistering. Some homeowners have even reported BP organic shingle failure after the product was blown off their roof.
Building Products of Canada Corp.
Premature BP organic shingle failure can cause damage to underlying structures, including walls, ceiling structural components, underlying felt, plaster, sheetrock and structural roof components. Damage caused by BP organic shingle failure has reportedly forced homeowners to spend thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs.
Warranty periods for different models of the BP organic shingles were as much as 35 years, but homeowners have complained that these shingles can fail as early as two years after installation.
Property owners who experienced problems with organic shingles manufactured by Building Products (BP) of Canada Corp. may have legal recourse to recover compensation for damage caused by these products. Allegedly, the BP organic shingles, which include Eclipse GL, Rampart and ProStandard organic shingles, are defective and can fail prematurely due to cracking, moisture invasion and other problems. As a result of the BP organic shingles failure, homeowners have reportedly spent thousands of dollars repairing or replacing their roofs, and fixing underlying property damage caused by the allegedly defective shingles.
If you experienced problems with the BP Organic shingles, you may be able to seek compensation for repair costs and other damages related to the allegedly defective shingles.
BP Organic Shingles Warranty
BP of Canada marketed its organic shingles as durable and long-lasting. Additionally, the company represented that these products provide proven and long-term performance and offered warranties up to 35 years, depending on the model type. Despite these claims, homeowners have alleged that the products are prone to BP organic shingle failure as early as two years after installation. It is believed that the BP organic shingle failure results from the following:
Moisture invasion (snow, rain, etc.)
In some instances of BP organic shingle failure, homeowners have claimed that the product was blown off the roof.
Class Action: BP Organic Shingle Failure
It has been alleged that homeowners who experienced BP organic shingle failure not only had to spend money to fix or replace their roofs, but also to treat resultant, progressive property damage. When the shingles fail prematurely, underlying structures can be damaged, according to allegations. Underlying felt, plaster, sheetrock, structural roof components, walls and ceiling structural components are among the structures which could suffer damage due to the BP organic shingle failure.
Because Building Products of Canada Corp. released an allegedly defective product into the marketplace, those who suffered damages as a result may be entitled to seek financial compensation. If your property is installed with BP organic shingles, you may be able to participate in a potential BP shingle class action lawsuit to seek compensation for repair costs, replacement expenses and other losses incurred as a result of the allegedly product defect.