A proposed class action out of Pennsylvania district court claims defendants IKO Manufacturing, Inc., IKO Industries LTD., IKO Midwest Inc., IKO Industries, Inc., and IKO Production, Inc. sold allegedly defective Cambridge AR-brand roofing shingles to consumers. The 28-page lawsuit claims the defendants marketed and advertised the shingles as, among other pros, durable, reliable, and compliant with regulations set by the American Society for Testing and Materials.
The truth, the lawsuit alleges, is that the Cambridge AR shingles contain a manufacturing defect that causes:
Premature blistering in the base and top layers of the shingles
Premature tearing in the base layer of the shingles
Premature cracking in the base and top layers of the shingles
Premature delamination of the top layer of the shingles
Early granule loss and degradation
Loss of adhesion at the seal strip between shingles
The above issues can cause “air and water infiltration, which damages the building components of the structures on which they were installed and damages the property within those structures,” the lawsuit says, adding that the defendants continued to sell the misrepresented shingles even after learning of consumers’ problems with the product.