GAF Timberline Shingles

Mobile Settlement Class Members in the GAF Timberline shingles settlement have until April 22, 2022, or the expiration date to file a claim.

The Non-Mobile Settlement Class Members have until have until April 23, 2022, or the expiration date to file file a claim.

A federal judge has preliminarily approved two class action settlements with Building Materials Corp. of America (known as GAF Materials Corp.) involving Timberline roofing shingles. If you own a property with GAF Timberline roofing shingles made between 1998 and 2009, then you may be eligible to receive free replacement shingles or a cash payment from the class action settlements.


If granted final approval, the GAF Timberline shingles settlements will resolve multiple class action lawsuits, consolidated as In re: Building Materials Corp. of America Asphalt Roofing Shingle Products Liability Litigation, that allege the shingles are defective and do not last. The alleged defect may make them prone to premature cracking, splitting or tearing, plaintiffs claim.

GAF Materials Corp. denies the shingles are defective and maintains that its warranty appropriately covers any problems. However, the company has agreed to resolve the litigation by offering two class action settlements. The Timberline shingle settlements will cover claims for:

  • Cracked Timberline Shingles;
  • Damage to the Roof System (i.e., roof structure and roofing system including, but not limited to, the roof deck, underlayment, leak barriers, starter strips, ridge cap shingles, and attic ventilation); and
  • Damage to Other Building Materials (i.e., anything directly connected to Timberline shingles or the Roof System including, but not limited to, flashings, gutters, siding, valley metal, crickets and saddles, plumbing vents, and soffit and fascia)
Who’s Eligible

There are two GAF Timberline shingle settlements, which cover two different types of Class Members:

Mobile Settlement Class: Any qualified person or business who owns any property located in the United States with GAF Timberline Shingles manufactured at GAF’s plant in Mobile, Alabama, during the period from Jan. 1, 1999 through Dec. 31, 2007. There is a Subclass or group of those Class Members who own property located in South Carolina.


Non-Mobile Settlement Class: Any qualified person or business who owns any property located in the United States with GAF Timberline Shingles manufactured at other GAF plants in the United States during the period from Jan. 1, 1998 through Dec. 31, 2009.

The class action settlement does not include builders, developers, contractors, roofers, and other persons who meet certain criteria. A detailed description of who’s included and who’s not included can be found in the Long Form Notice.

Potential Award

Replacement shingles or a cash payment. The benefits you may receive will vary based on: (1) the location of your property, (2) where your Timberline shingles were made, (3) the date the shingles were installed and the date on which you make a claim, (4) the type and extent of damage to the shingles, (5) the size of your roof. You may also receive payment for other damages, such as the cost of labor and any damage to the Roof System and other building materials.

A detailed chart explaining the benefits/conditions of the Timberline shingle class action settlement can be found at www.RoofSettlement.com.

Proof of Purchase

You will need to submit the following proof with your Claim Form:


  • One full size and intact cracked Timberline shingle
  • Supporting photographs and documentation
Claim Form

In order to make a claim to the GAF Timberline shingle class action settlement, you must submit a Claim Kit, including a Claim Form, and the items listed above.

To start the claims process (open a claim), you must provide:

  •  Your name as owner of the structure and, if applicable, the names of any co-owners;
  • Address of the structure that has Timberline shingles;
  • Your address and, if applicable, the addresses of any co-owners;
  • Whether you are the original owner or a subsequent owner;
  • Your telephone number, email address, and preferred means of contact;
  • Type of structure;
  • Date when you first found out your Timberline shingles were cracked; and
  • Date you purchased the structure.

To obtain a Claim Kit,  you can call 1-866-759-6518, follow the instructions on www.RoofSettlement.com, or email classactionclaims@gaf.com.

You are limited to a total of three claims (regardless of whether the claims are approved or denied) and can only file one claim in any two-year period.

Claim Form Deadline

Your Claim Kit, Claim Form, and supporting documentation must be submitted before the earlier of:  (1) seven years from the Effective Date of the Settlements or (2) the expiration of the GAF Limited Warranty for your Timberline shingles.

The Mobile Settlement was approved on April 22, 2015. Class Members have until April 22, 2022, or the expiration date to file a claim.

The Non-Mobile Settlement was approved on April 23, 2015. Class Members have until April 23, 2022, or the expiration date to file file a claim.

Case Name

In re: Building Materials Corp. of America Asphalt Roofing Shingle Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 8:11-mn-02000 (D.S.C.), in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Final Hearing

04/22/15

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Heffler Claims Group

GAF Timberline Shingles Settlement
P.O. Box 70
Philadelphia, PA 19105-0070
(866) 759-6518
classactionclaims@gaf.com

Class Counsel

Mobile Settlement Coordinating Class Counsel: 

Daniel A. Speights
A.G. Solomons, III
SPEIGHTS & RUNYAN

Thomas H. Pope, III
POPE AND HUDGENS, P.A.

 

Non-Mobile Settlement Coordinating Class Counsel: 

Shawn M. Raiter
LARSON KING, LLP

Charles J. LaDuca
CUNEO GILBERT & LADUCA, LLP

Robert K. Shelquist
LOCKRIDGE GRINDAL NAUEN PLLP

Michael McShane
AUDET & PARTNERS LLP

Defense Counsel

David B. Tulchin
SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP

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24 Comments

  • carolyn lopresti September 14, 2021

    In the process of having a roof fully replaced due to leaks in attic and ceiling from cracked timerline shingles installed in 2004. Please advise if I can still file a claim now that roof has been replaced.

  • Michael Hudnall September 14, 2021

    Please add me roof had to be replace 3 different locations had a major leak at one of my homes

  • Kathleen Nadolny September 7, 2021

    Please add me

  • D. Laughlin September 2, 2021

    I had a roof installed 8 years ago. Notices what appeared to be excessive granule loss for a few years. once the roof started discoloring last year I reached out to roof installers than to GAF to file a claim. 7 months process and they only want to give material voucher and refused labor cost. The problem is they will not supply the extra 5 squares originally bought for defects, cuts, etc and will not replace the ridge caps There product) that must be removed.
    I am looking at several more thousands for removal, felt, nails, turbines, drip edging etc..

  • JOE EZELL July 17, 2021

    Please add me

  • Susan Isgar July 13, 2021

    Please add me

  • Willie Stokes July 6, 2021

    Please add me

  • Marg Hanes August 18, 2019

    I had GAF Timberline shingles installed last summer 2018. Twice, I had problems with the shingles. Please advise if there is anything being done for Canadians with GAF Timberline shingle problems in case this continues. Home Depot did the roof and our warranty will expire. I am worried what the future will entail. I am guessing there are many more Canadians with similar problems.

  • Stacey June 6, 2019

    I found a leak yesterday and I too had my roof installed in 2006 and I live in Ontario.
    Is there a recourse for Canadian homeowners facing issues with their GAF shingles?

  • Gerald Williams December 15, 2018

    Contractor installed timberline shingles in 2014.Now the roof is seeping in different places.I have a damp attic now with some mold.The roof is only 4 years old.

  • John Jarema May 8, 2018

    Is there a Canadian component to this GAF settlement?
    My home and subdivision may have had the same shingles installed in 2006.

    • Stacey June 6, 2019

      I found a leak yesterday and I too had my roof installed in 2006 and I live in Ontario.
      Is there a recourse for Canadian homeowners facing issues with their GAF shingles?

  • geraldine woods September 9, 2016

    i recevice a letter for Clark and Schlossberg v Gannett”s class action settlementGCD_ 11093903-4

  • greg May 9, 2016

    agreed lots of poc marks and tears revealing the fiberglass

  • paul hoglund April 8, 2016

    roof did not last as advertised not a good idem not even near advertised life need to have replaced

  • Jim S April 2, 2016

    Same exact thing here in Montana.

  • rob May 14, 2015

    people please understand if your shingles were defective and your contractor / roofing company didn’t tell you…you really should have hired someone else also I am in NO WAY affiliated with GAF just used there products for years and happy

  • Thomas Codak April 25, 2015

    I used to own the building/house at 308 n. oak st. in Wood Dale, Ill. 60191 and I had the roof replaced a number of years ago but during the time period mentioned in this settlement. I no longer own this house. I do not know what the actual shingles were that were used to reroof this house.

  • c.g. March 18, 2015

    our roof was done in 2005. not only did the shingles crack we had oodles of the grit on the shingles roll out of the gutters during rain storms. I also would like to know how you are supposed to send a cracked shingle? the rotten ones were replaced long before the class action came around.

  • M M February 11, 2015

    How are you supposed to show proof of cracking if you’d had to have your roof replaced? I just had to replace part of my roof because it leaked like crazy.

    • Stephanie April 8, 2021

      Agree – same predicament! I have photos of the crappy shingles and all the damage to my house, but I HAD to get the roof replaced (and insurance would not pay) and the old shingles were hauled off by the roofer. We were constantly cleaning up roof bits after every rainstorm, too.

  • marie crowder January 6, 2015

    Root has been replace.

  • marie crowder January 6, 2015

    Move in on 4/1991 notice cracking in 1997

  • marie crowder January 6, 2015

    Property was 4/21/1991

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