The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are investigating allegations that Shamrock Building Materials’ Limerick 30 shingles fail to seal after installation and have caused water damage to customers’ homes. In light of claims that these problems stem from a defect within the product, the attorneys at Morgan & Morgan would like to hear from anyone who has the shingles on their property to determine whether a class action lawsuit can be filed.
Are you experiencing problems with Shamrock’s Limerick 30 shingles? If so, Morgan & Morgan would like to hear from you as they work to determine whether Shamrock can be sued over the product. To help with their investigation, contact us today and tell us about the problems you experienced. You may be entitled to compensation.
What Started the Investigation?
In May 2012, a roofing contractor filed a lawsuit against Shamrock alleging that the company’s claims about its Limerick 30 shingles were false and misleading and that the product was defective. Although the lawsuit is now dismissed, our attorneys are still looking into the allegations made in the case to determine whether a class action lawsuit can be filed.
What’s Wrong with the Shingles?
Shamrock’s Limerick 30 shingles are designed and marketed as self-sealing shingles that have a greater ease of application than other shingles on the market. The design is supposed to eliminate the possibility of water intrusion.
According to the contractor’s lawsuit, however, Shamrock’s Limerick 30 shingles failed to seal and caused substantial water damage when rain was able to get underneath the shingles.
The lawsuit alleged that when the contractor began installing the shingles on a customer’s home, he “immediately began experiencing problems with the shingles, in that they were often stuck together inside the packaging, and frequently tore when efforts were made to pull them apart, significantly increasing the amount of time it took for the shingles’ installation, and thereby reducing the efficiency of the contractor.”
In addition, the roofing contractor noticed that the shingles were failing to self-seal after installation despite the fact that they were installed in the middle of summer when sealing would normally occur within a few minutes, according to the suit.
The lawsuit claims that the contractor contacted Shamrock after experiencing these problems and was told to install a tarp on the roof to protect it from the elements while a new shipment of Limerick 30 shingles would be sent. That night, there was a major rainstorm in the area, which caused substantial water damage to the unroofed home, according to the suit.
Additionally, the lawsuit alleged that, in another home, Shamrock’s Limerick 30 shingles failed to seal and caused substantial water damage after wind-driven rain was able to get underneath the shingles and penetrate the roof. The lawsuit also claimed that some of the homes with the shingles developed mold caused by water intrusion.
How Could a Class Action Help Me?
If a class action lawsuit is filed, our attorneys may be able to seek compensation for property damage, repair and replacement costs, and other financial losses on behalf of property owners.