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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
AUDET & PARTNERS LLP
David B. Tulchin
SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP
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