Problems With Atlas Chalet Shingles
Thousands of homes across the southern United States and elsewhere were roofed with Atlas Chalet shingles. Lawsuits filed against Atlas allege that a flaw in the manufacturing process allows water to penetrate the shingle, creating gas bubbles which are "cooked" by the sun. As these "30-year" shingles deteriorate, homeowners have noticed: Cracking and blistering, often within one or two years. Significant granule loss, which fades the color or distorts the look. Lifting in the wind or loss of shingles. Moisture intrusion, damaging the framing or home interior.
Homeowners with these shingle defects are left holding the bag with no help from the manufacturer — forced to live with a bad-looking or structurally compromised roof, or forced to pay out of pocket for expensive roof damage repairs or shingle replacement.
What Can You Do About Your Failed Roof Shingles?
Atlas Roofing never issued a recall, but it discontinued its defective shingles in 2010. Thus it is nearly impossible to repair or replace Chalet shingles — homeowners and roofing contractors cannot get their hands on replacement bundles. Because of this, even one damaged shingle may require full roof replacement.
Under a standard homeowners insurance policy, the insurance company is responsible for "like kind and quality" replacement when storm related damages exist. This means homeowners are entitled to a comparable substitute of architectural-style shingles fully paid for by the insurance company minus policy deductible when storm related damages are found.
Anchor Restorations is fully licensed, trained and experienced to investigate, estimate and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.