LESLIE: Ron in Iowa is calling in with a roofing question. What can we help you with today?
RON: We’ve got a problem with our existing roof. The shingles were CertainTeed and supposedly they had a lawsuit that they were willing to honor and when they were contacted, they would not honor it. The shingles had curled and the roof line faces the west.
RON: It’s happened on multiple homes and garages and new shingles have been bought; have not been put on yet because of the time factor. But we were wondering: is there any other aspect or avenue that we can use to get some reimbursement on this?
TOM: Well, Ron, there was, actually, a class action lawsuit settlement in the beginning of the year regarding certain CertainTeed shingles. And there’s a website set up to process those claims. Have you been to that site?
RON: Supposedly it was investigated but I can check it again.
TOM: Well, it’s CertainTeedShingleSettlement.com. And CertainTeed is spelled C-e-r-t-a-i-n-T-e-e-d – ShingleSettlementWebsite.com. And they have a system in place there to identify whether or not your shingles were actually part of this settlement and, if so, to facilitate the claims. I think that they’re offering somewhere up to around $75 a square, which is 100 square feet of settlement.
So, why don’t you take a look at that website and hopefully that will get you onto the next stage.
RON: Thank you, Tom.
TOM: You’re welcome. Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.