Consumers who own a property outfitted with seamless steel siding sold by United States Seamless Inc.
Property owners who experienced problems with the siding may be able to recover compensation for repair and replacement costs.
United States Seamless Inc. and Kaycan Limited
Type of Lawsuit
On December 10, 2015, this case was dismissed on summary judgment. You can view the court's order to grant the motion to dismiss here. The information below is for reference only.
Consumers who own property outfitted with seamless steel siding sold by United States Seamless, Inc. may be entitled to financial compensation. A class action lawsuit has been filed alleging that the company’s seamless steel siding contains design and manufacturing defects that cause the coating on the siding to peel off, thereby diminishing the value of the property.
Class Action Lawsuit Challenges “Unparalleled Quality” of Siding
According to a class action lawsuit, U.S. Seamless marketed its siding as durable and sold the product with a “Lifetime Non-Prorated, Transferable Limited Warranty,” while concealing the allegedly defective nature of its siding from consumers. On the company’s website, the seamless steel siding is advertised as the “number one choice” for “durability and beauty.” The website further claims that the product provides “unmatched performance, element resistance, seamless appearance, unparalleled durability, and maintenance freedom” and even states “you will never have to paint or stain your home again.”
The suit alleges that the siding has not lived up to its advertised claims and fails well before consumers’ reasonable expectations. Furthermore, the suit alleges that when consumers contacted U.S. Seamless regarding their seamless steel siding problems, the company failed to honor its product warranties.
Plaintiffs Claim Siding Peels, Company Fails to Honor Warranty
The plaintiffs in the class action suit purchased their siding in 1999 for approximately $20,000. A little over a decade later, the plaintiffs allegedly noticed that the coating on the siding was peeling on various parts of the house. After taking note of the steel siding problems, the homeowners contacted U.S. Seamless Inc. to make a claim under their life-time warranty, according to the suit. Rather than honor the warranty, the company denied the claim and told the plaintiffs that they did not properly follow the registration directions on their warranty, the suit claims.