Owens Corning shingles that were defective when they were installed on my house.

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Owens Corning shingles that were defective when they were installed on my house.

My house is 13 years old and I am the original owner. I was told by a roofing contractor that the shingles were defective. (Oakridge II Shingles) I filed a complaint with Owens Corning and the sent me a check for $2000.00, claiming that 51% of my warranty was used up. The money was for replacement of 46 squares of shingles. I have gotten estimates for as much as $15000.00 to install a new roof. Is there any way Owens Corning could be held responsible for more of the replacement cost? Have there been any class action suits against them for defective Oakridge II Shingles?

Asked on June 15, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Indiana

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

If you cashed that check, the answer is probably that by doing that you've agreed that the $2,000.00 is fair settlement, once and for all.

If you didn't cash the check, then you need to have an attorney near you look at the warranty and the rest of the facts, for advice that you could rely on.  One place to find a lawyer is our website, http://attorneypages.com

The measure of your damages isn't likely to be the full cost of a new roof, unless the defect in the shingles made that necessary.  And even if it is the full cost, the damages won't be equal to the highest estimate that you got.


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