GAF Decking Lawsuit

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The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are investigating reports that GAF’s Cross Timbers composite decking may be a defective product. Homeowners who have installed the product have reportedly noticed signs of premature aging, including warping, spotting, buckling and rotting, on their decks.

In addition, it has been alleged that the Cross Timbers decking has caused damage to other property within the home because water can penetrate and leak into interior building components surrounding the decking. As a result of these problems, more than a dozen lawsuits have been filed against GAF seeking compensation for homeowners who bought the product.

If you experienced problems with GAF’s Cross Timbers composite decking, contact us for a case evaluation today. You may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit and recover compensation for repair and replacement costs.

What’s Wrong With the Decking?

GAF’s composite decking products are made from wood fiber and plastic materials and are intended to require less maintenance than standard wood decking. According to the lawsuits, the plastic binder that covers the wood fiber was not properly formulated and applied, causing the composite decking to absorb water and age prematurely.

The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are investigating reports that GAF’s Cross Timbers composite decking may be a defective product. Homeowners who have installed the product have reportedly noticed signs of premature aging, including warping, spotting, buckling and rotting, on their decks.

In addition, it has been alleged that the Cross Timbers decking has caused damage to other property within the home because water can penetrate and leak into interior building components surrounding the decking. As a result of these problems, more than a dozen lawsuits have been filed against GAF seeking compensation for homeowners who bought the product.

If you experienced problems with GAF’s Cross Timbers composite decking, contact us for a case evaluation today. You may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit and recover compensation for repair and replacement costs.

What Problems are Being Reported?

A number of homeowners have reported the following problems with GAF’s Cross Timber composite decking:

  • Warping
  • Spotting and discoloration
  • Buckling
  • Sagging
  • Rotting
  • Swelling
  • Twisting
  • Shrinking
  • Cracking
  • Mold and mildew growth

In one lawsuit, a married couple alleges that their decking warped and twisted due to a defect within the product. This warping and twisting allegedly caused a diagonal deck girder to pull away from the house by approximately one inch. The lawsuit also alleges the GAF decking releases an oily residue that stains its surface.

Why Were Lawsuits Filed?

The class action lawsuits are seeking compensation for the repair and replacement costs associated with the composite decking, including compensation for damage caused to interior structures. The suits make several allegations against GAF, including:

  • GAF knew or should have known that its Cross Timbers decking was defective and not fit for its intended use and purpose
  • GAF falsely advertised that its Cross Timber decking was free from defects
  • Customers would not have purchased GAF composite decking had they known or been informed of its material and design defects
  • GAF failed to notify all purchasers of the Cross Timbers decking of the defects or provide refunds and repair services to its customers even though the company can identify substantially all of its customers who purchased the decking
  • The value of homes that have Cross Timbers decking has diminished as a result of the product’s defects

Is your GAF Cross Timbers composite decking showing signs of premature aging? If so, you may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit to obtain compensation for the damages you suffered. To learn more, reach out to Morgan & Morgan’s class action lawyers by filling out this free case evaluation form today.