Class Action Lawsuit Against Dura-Loc Under Investigation for Roofing Problems
Last Updated on June 26, 2017
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects
- Individuals who have Dura-Loc Signature Series shingles on their property.
- What's the Problem?
- Allegedly, a defect in Dura-Loc's Signature Series shingles is allowing moisture to penetrate structures and causing property damage.
Attorneys are investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Dura-Loc to determine whether the company’s Signature Series shingles are defective.
I Have These Shingles. What Can I Do?
If you purchased or own these shingles, you may be able to take part in a potential class action lawsuit against the company and seek compensation for the cost of repairing your roof and/or replacing your shingles.
Dura-Loc Facing Suit Filed By Condo Association
While Dura-Loc has not yet faced a class action lawsuit from consumers, the company was recently named in a lawsuit filed by Cross Creek of Fort Myers Single Family Condominium Association, Inc. In the lawsuit, the condominium association alleges it hired a company known as H20 Cleaning & Restoring, LLC to clean the roofs of buildings fitted with Dura-Loc shingles. Shortly after the cleaning company applied a foaming agent to the shingles, the association noticed widespread damage, including discoloration, on the treated roofs and surrounding areas (i.e. sidewalks, gutters).
The association first sued the cleaning service for allegedly cleaning the roofs with the wrong cleaning solution; however, the case was later amended to include Dura-Loc as a defendant. This is because lawyers for the association had reason to believe the shingles were defective and could weaken even when fitted and maintained properly. The suit alleges that Dura-Loc’s Signature series shingles suffered granule loss (i.e., had begun to deteriorate and shed their protective layer), which resulted in property damage and other problems.
What’s Wrong with the Shingles?
Dura-Loc’s Signature shingles are coated in granules – fine, sand-like grains often made from minerals or ceramic material fixed in place with adhesive or asphalt. The granules provide strength and durability to the shingles, and protect homes and businesses from moisture intrusion and other damage. It has been alleged, however, that these shingles were defectively designed. According to these allegations, the granules can dislodge, washing off the shingles and weakening the entire product. This alleged granule erosion may lead to discoloring, streaking, and exposure of the roof underlayment. If underlayment is exposed to natural elements it can easily be damaged, leading to further complications and requiring repair and/or replacement of the shingles, according to the suit.
Dura-Loc has been accused of manufacturing a sub-par product and failing to honor warranties that guaranteed the surface coating of the shingles would not deteriorate. If you have suffered property damage or related problems with Dura-Loc’s Signature Series shingles, attorneys would like to hear from you concerning a possible class action lawsuit.
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