A lawsuit filed in Texas alleges that the Granite Ridge roofing system made by Gerard Roofing Technologies is defective because it leaks.
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Texas Homeowners File Lawsuit Against Gerard Roofing Technologies
In February 2013, Willow Greene Homeowners Association (HOA) filed a lawsuit accusing Gerard Roofing Technologies, Inc., of selling a defective roof that leaked and failing to fix the problem despite providing a lifetime warranty.
The problems began back in 2005, when Willow Greene allegedly paid nearly $1 million to install Gerard’s Granite Ridge stone-coated steel interlocking shingles on a 25-building, 172-unit condominium complex.
Some time later, a number of leaks popped up throughout the complex. The contractor Willow Greene hired to install the roof spent “countless hours” chasing leaks at the chimneys, siding, skylights, and more.
Eventually, they determined that the roofing material itself was leaking — meaning they had a much bigger problem than previously thought. According to the complaint:
“Even if installed correctly in accordance with Gerard’s installation manual and procedures, as was done at Willow Greene, the Granite Ridge roofing system leaks. As a result, Willow Greene has useless roofs that are leaking throughout the condominium complex, and has incurred significant damages to both the interiors and exteriors of its condominium units.”
Willow Greene bought the roof with a lifetime warranty, which supposedly guaranteed that the roof was free from manufacturing defects and weatherproof.
Despite submitting warranty claims, numerous phone calls, and e-mails to Gerard, it took another 7 months before a representative was sent out. Willow Greene said the representative only took a brief look at the roof before denying the warranty claim.
Willow Greene contacted an attorney and filed a lawsuit the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. According to the lawsuit:
“There were design, manufacture, marketing, distributing and selling defects in the Granite Ridge roofing system at the time it left possession of defendants that were the producing cause of plaintiff’s damages. The Granite Ridge roofing system was defective when sold and failed to perform as promised and intended.”
What is the problem?
If you had property damage from a defective roof, you are not alone. Lawsuits have already been filed against Gerard Roofing Technologies, but not in a class action. Instead, individual lawsuits have been filed on behalf of homeowners who have a leaky roof.
If you file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for:
- Property damage to the interior and/or exterior of your home
- Water damage or mold issues
- Temporary relocation or inspection costs
- Cost to remove and replace your defective roof
- And more
About Class Actions
Class actions make sense when a large number of people are seeking compensation for a relatively minor loss — for example, reimbursement for purchasing a defective product — especially when the potential financial recovery is lower than the cost of filing a lawsuit.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class actions can have disadvantages for plaintiffs who have very serious financial losses. Members may have to accept pennies on the dollar and watch their attorneys take a huge cut of the payout before dividing the rest among everyone in the class action.
Instead of class action, our attorneys file individual lawsuits. We specialize in helping victims of negligent corporations seek justice and maximize their financial compensation. We only accept cases involving very serious injuries and we provide personal legal representation to each of our clients.
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