CertainTeed Fiberglass Shingles Problems May Prompt New Lawsuit

Last Updated on June 26, 2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Any homeowner whose property is fitted with CertainTeed fiberglass Independence shingles.
What's the Problem?
It has been alleged that the shingles lack proper adhesion.
What Does This Mean?
Shingles are designed to be weatherproof and form an integral part of a property's roof. If the adhesive that holds them together is defective and allows the shingles to move or detach, moisture can easily enter the property. This can affect parts of the roof that are not intended to be exposed to the elements and cause property damage, among other problems.
Fiberglass vs. Organic Shingles
This page pertains to CertainTeed's fiberglass Independence shingles – not CertainTeed's organic Independence asphalt shingles. The company has already reached a settlement agreement over its organic Independence shingles; however, attorneys are looking to start a new lawsuit over the fiberglass shingles. They believe these shingles may be suffering from the same design problem outlined in the class action involving CertainTeed's organic Independence shingles.
How Do I Know Which Shingles I Have?
If you've had your roof worked on, check your receipts or any other paperwork about the repair. You may also have product brochures from when the shingles were first installed. You can also call a builder or the contractor that installed the shingles if you are unsure as to which shingles you have.