A class action lawsuit has been filed against CertainTeed Corporation over claims that its Horizon asphalt fiberglass shingles have defects that cause cracking, curling, and premature deterioration.

Kim Segebarth says these defects result in water intrusion and cause damage to his property.

In addition, he says CertainTeed made false representations and warranties about their shingles as typical warranties run for more than 20 years. 

The plaintiff claims that he purchased a newly constructed home in 2008 and defendant’s shingles were used. He argues that he first became aware of the defects when he received a letter from the developer of the community where his home was built.

The developer explained to him that one of the homes in the community was having problems with the shingles on their house, the plaintiff claims. The letter informed the plaintiff that the shingles were losing granules and experiencing cracking. 



In the summer of 2017, the plaintiff says he had his roof inspected by two different roofing inspectors and was told that his roof contained CertainTeed Horizon shingles which were losing granules, experiencing cracks, and prematurely wearing.

Segebarth was told that he would have to replace the roof on his house and that the cost would be more than $7,500.

“Mr. Segebarth was not aware that the CertainTeed Horizon shingles on his roof were losing granules and cracking until he received the results of the inspections in late July or early August 2017,” the CertainTeed class action lawsuit claims.

The plaintiff claims that his shingles continue to deteriorate and lose granules. In addition, the shingles continue to crack and are putting his home at risk of further damage.

The CertainTeed class action lawsuit claims that the defendant’s shingles were all made with a fiberglass base mat coated with asphalt surface granules.



“Defendant has represented and continues to represent to customers that its shingles are premium quality, high performing products,” the CertainTeed class action lawsuit alleges.

In addition, the defendant states in advertising and marketing that its shingles have been tested and meet the required industry standards.

The CertainTeed class action lawsuit states that the defendant “knowingly and intentionally concealed, and failed to disclose that…its shingles routinely deteriorate by cracking, curling, fishmouthing, leaking, and granulating far in advance of the expiration of their purported warranty periods.”

The plaintiff claims that CertainTeed had no intention of providing the services that they set forth in their warranties. Additionally, the homeowner says the defendant knew about these deficiencies for many years as they have been notified numerous times by their customers that its shingles were not functioning as advertised.

In fact, Top Class Actions covered a CertainTeed shingle class action settlement that was reached 10 years ago that resolved very similar claims with homeowners.



Under that settlement, both U.S. and Canadian consumers could receive up to $74 for every 100 square feet that showed damages of cracking, blistering, cold weather curling and other signs of premature deterioration.

The shingles covered by the 2009 CertainTeed class action settlement included Organic Roofing Shingles that were manufactured between July 1, 1987 through 2005

Now a decade later, homeowners in this current class action lawsuit claim CertainTeed ignored customers complaints and concerns and has failed to implement changes to rectify the defects.

Segebarth says he would not have purchased these shingles for his home had the defendant not withheld vital information about the reliability and performance of the products.

Did you purchase a house with CertainTeed shingles? Leave a message in the comments section below.

The plaintiff is represented by Charles E. Schaffer of Levin Sedran & Berman LLP, Charles J. LaDuca of Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca LLP and Michael A. McShane, Clinton Woods, and Ling Y. Kuang of Audet & Partners LLP.

The CertainTeed Defective Shingles Class Action Lawsuit is Kim Segebarth v. CertainTeed Corporation, Case No. 2:19-cv-05500, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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51 Comments

  • Michael Hemphill February 17, 2020

    I am having the same issues. House was built in 2007 with Certainteed Classic HORIZON shingles.

  • mary a ballerin February 8, 2020

    I had CertainTeed shingles put on in 2007 (house) and 2008 (new garage). They might be on my newer shed, too. I see the pieces of stuff, it also collects in my rain gutters making maintenance (paid help, I’m disabled) necessary more often. I expected the roofs to last until I sold my house, now they need inspecting.

  • Janie Aita February 3, 2020

    Yes, I have these shingles and now I have an insurance company saying they won’t insure my house because of the roof. I had no idea before this. Please help.

  • John Le January 31, 2020

    add me to this lawsuit. Home was built in 2015. I have 1 roofer and 1 adjuster told me that the roof is blistering.
    i filed the claim and they denied it but not willing to provide any proof to back the denial

  • Carolyn Anderson January 20, 2020

    Add me to this CertainTeed lawsuit, please. We had to have our 30 year CertainTeed shingles replaced after about 5 years due to deteriation. The granules kept coming off.

  • Gwendolyn Saddler January 18, 2020

    Add me

  • Sign Fuchs January 13, 2020

    I had bought my house with these shingles. Please contact me.

  • Elisa kazek December 24, 2019

    Add me

    • cindy mclaughlin December 31, 2019

      Hello. I built my home in 2009 and the Certain Teed Shingles were used. Over the past several years after a rain storm I have the grannuals from the shingles are all over the back deck and furniture and also the front steps. I wasn’t sure this was normal until I saw it on you tube. It would be nice if I were to get some kind of compensation due to the problem, because I know I will be replacing my roof sooner than later, now.

  • Scott C Wurster December 16, 2019

    We have these shingles installed in the same time frame on a new home, and now exhibiting the problems described. Please contact me with details about possibly joining the class action, specifically the nature of the relief sought for individual class members.

  • Jody Harris December 15, 2019

    I out these on our entire home when we remodeled approx 8 to 10 yrs ago. I would still have my receipts to verify. Please include me. Thank you.

  • andrea fosler December 10, 2019

    HELLO, I had a new roof put on my house in early 2000 , the roof is leaking and the shingle have warped , I’m not sure the place that did my roof is out of business …..help please

  • Shalane Gray December 9, 2019

    Please add me

  • Robert Llewellyn December 9, 2019

    I built a new home and used certain Teed shingles in 2006. I’m not sure about their current condition, however I have noticed a lot of granular on my patio.

  • Susan Purks December 8, 2019

    I purchased these shinglesfrom Lowes like 6yrs ago…I have been plagued with roof leaks..rotted wood…damaged insulation and drywall. Worst purchase ever. Finally saved enough money to replace roof and rotted boards..but damage was extensive and I cant afford to repair. 30 yr warranty…right. Worthless shingles!!

  • Laura Johnson December 7, 2019

    I purchased my home in 2015, paid for an inspection as well as had 2 appraisels done on the home. Inspector noted that the shingles had 5 yrs and would need to be replaced, the house was built in 2006! They were curling and damage was extensive when I hired a roofing company to look at the shingles. They said the shingles were organic and are basically rotting on the roof. I had to replace the whole roof as my home was in danger of extensive damage. I called Certainteed who did nothing. They took my information but did nothing. The previous owners never said anything about the roof on the disclosure. It cost me over $8000! That was right after buying the home. Horrible product, should never have been approved for use.

  • Ramona Randall December 7, 2019

    My house had these shingles that deteriorated and we almost fell off the roof. Roofer came and replaced shingles.

  • Robert Goudin December 6, 2019

    Add me please

  • Peter Griffin December 6, 2019

    Siding and shingles….soding faded and shingles worn granules missing and stains.

  • Bridget Walters December 6, 2019

    My whole house is Certainteed

  • RLO December 5, 2019

    Our Certain Teed shingles were curling and shedding really bad.

  • Rose N Jackson December 5, 2019

    Had the roof re-shingled in October 2013 and was told the old Certainteed Shingles were defective. Well they put Certainteed Shingles on the roof in October 2013 and now, six years later the shingles are starting to curl and deteriorate again. Who do I contact this time? I never received any compensation from the lawsuit that was prior to the new shingles being put on. The company (Certainteed) would never return my calls or contact me through written letters.

  • Lauri Michele December 5, 2019

    Please add me

  • Emil Moschella December 5, 2019

    I’m writing from Delaware. I submitted a claim under the former class action – but that dealt with “organic” shingles and was denied- so I signed the release, got a payment under the warranty. I suspect that I would be barred from joining here???

    Any thoughts –

  • alfred david spina December 5, 2019

    added new shingles to my roof in 2017

  • S. Davis December 4, 2019

    Built home in 1983 with these same shingles had roof replaced in 1990s because of wind storm with same shingles…Roof looks horrible missing shingles cracking

  • Brian L Cain December 4, 2019

    I have Certainteed shingles and our house was built in 2005, I was concerned about all of the granules coming off. I thought they were supposed to be 25 year shingles when we built the house and I am looking at replacing the roof now, It looks horrible and I am sure it has been leaking into our pantry.

  • Donald LaBounty December 4, 2019

    We used CertainTeed shingles when we built our garage in 2001. By 2008 the shingles were curling everywhere and looked horrible. We still have the shingles on the garage and it leaks and looks terrible. They were supposed to be 25 year shingles but didn’t last 7 years even.

  • Conchita M Moody December 4, 2019

    add me

  • Joanna W. December 4, 2019

    This is an old lawsuit. The problem was isolated to the Horizon Shingle and they don’t even sell that shingle anymore because of it. We have installed Certainteed shingles for over 10 years and have never had an issue with early deterioration.

  • E Shetler December 4, 2019

    Add

  • Jason December 3, 2019

    I just did my roof a couple months ago with this shingle. And it cost 20k to do a 3000 square roof so I’m now worried about the roof. Considering I’m selling the house come spring. I think it very misleading to give it a 30 year warranty if it doesn’t last. And I definitely want to part of this class action lawsuit

  • Agnes December 3, 2019

    Isn’t this an old-ish lawsuit? I heard about this ages ago.

  • Wet Hen December 3, 2019

    Other makers have the same problems. My roof is ten years old and looks worse than the twrnty year old shingles it replaced. I hope for a hail storm!
    As an editorial, I am seeing greed fllod America. Indeed the world.
    It seems the more money one has, the more he craves.. like a drug. This is especially true here in America where the economy is very strong.
    Because of said greed, companies cut corners to feed the “habit.” Such a shame. It will get worse until the Depression appears. And it will!

  • Dulcie Walker December 3, 2019

    Just had my roof done in April of this year with this brand of shingles. Now I’m worried they won’t last! Especially since I will be selling my house in the spring. Are all their shingles bad??

    • Wet Hen December 3, 2019

      Probably. I worked my way through college roofing houses. Back then a bundle of shingles weighed 80 pounds or 240 a square. Today about 70 is the norm. Good luck!

  • Eugene J Crosby December 3, 2019

    I had Certainteed shingles installed in 8 newly constructed Townhomes in Minnesota in 1983. Certainteed acknowledged they were not adequate for northern climates and replaced all shingles on the townhomes. I paid the roofer charges for replacement of the shingles in about 2005. The replacement shingles continue to crack, curl allowing water seepage causing damage to ceilings/walls.

  • Lora Brown December 3, 2019

    Just had CertainTeed 30 year shingles put on our house Nov. of 2018. Are these also included in the class action? Thanks

  • Kim Kareus December 3, 2019

    Add me, I can relate to the guy stating about the crumbling of the shingles shedding in the gutters that went everywhere when it rained. They were supposed to be under a 30 year warranty but seemed to be junk after 10 years…please help!

  • Jeff Nottingham December 3, 2019

    We just replaced our shingles. Our house was purchased in 1999, and we were the first owners. Our gutters are always full of granular pieces and the shingles lost all of their color and were cracking. As we had roofing companies come out for estimates one of the first things they said after hello was; did you know those shingles were recalled years ago. Answered no, how would we know! We were left with we missed the time line.

  • Tamara Vincent December 3, 2019

    I have the same problem, my granules, are always in the gutters, shingles are crap, Should have lasted plenty more yrs!

  • Mary Dehler December 3, 2019

    We built our home in 1996 and thought we had hail damage. Shingles were curling, etc. Inspector said it was defective CertainTeed shingles, but they refused to pay for replacement. Our 30-year shingles lasted 14 years. :/

  • Jake Mihalakis December 3, 2019

    Roofed our house 7 years ago with 25 year certainteed shingles. Have to clean the gutters of granules at least twice a year, some years more.

    • Jake Mihalakis December 3, 2019

      Add me

  • Carolyn Anderson December 3, 2019

    I had my house re-shingled in 2008, I believe. Roofer used CertainTeed shingles. I have since had to have my house re-roofed to the tune of approx $10,000.00. Yes, granules were filling my gutters constantly. We thought we had hail damage, but Insurance Agent said it appeared to him to be “faulty shingles”.

    Please add me to this claim.

  • Elizabeth Cyran December 3, 2019

    How do we know if these are what is on the roof? We have granules in the gutters all the time. house was built in 2003. They refused to put solar on our roof de to the condition of the roof. so – add me.

  • Gary Eggers December 3, 2019

    My Shingles Lasted maybe 6 Years. In in the Country in North Iowa. Shingles Failed Water Damage. Were a 30 year asphalt Shingles.

  • Gary Smith December 3, 2019

    RE: CertainTeed Shingles
    I built in 2012 and that year had this product installed through a local building contractor and a local roofing contractor. I could not qualify the problem without an inspection but am adding myself to the above list of possible problems with CertainTeed shingles. Note: These were presented as the best available in the product line,

  • Linda Wilson December 3, 2019

    I built my home in 2004, Granuals are in my driveway daily and the color has faded to grey

  • Brenda S Hawkins December 3, 2019

    Put certainteed shingles on our house in 1980. It was supposed to be a 40 year guarantee. We had to replace in 25 years, I think.

  • Never CertainTeed December 2, 2019

    I built my home in 2003 and installed 30 year warranty CertainTeed Shingles. I had EXCESSIVE granule loss daily. Had to replace shingles in 2016.

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