What Are Weather Shield Windows?
Weather Shield is a company located in Wisconsin that manufactures windows and doors. The company makes “premium wood and aluminum clad wood windows” that offer “improved strength and durability,” according to the Weather Shield website.
The Alleged Problems with Weather Shield Windows
Despite the manufacturer’s claims of the strength and durability of their window products, property owners complained that condensation and other moisture issues have caused their Weather Shield window frames and sashes to rot, deteriorate, develop mold and mildew, or fail altogether.
It is believed that an alleged defect in the design of some Weather Shield windows may allow for moisture intrusion, which can cause the following issues:
- Sash or frame deterioration, rot, mold, or mildew
- Leaking air or water
- Overall failure
The intrusion of moisture can also potentially damage the property surrounding the window, resulting in costly repairs and replacements.
Other Window Manufacturers Have Been Sued Over Similar Problems
Previously, a number of other window manufacturers have faced class action lawsuits over similar issues. In these cases, the lawsuits alleged that the problems were caused by design defects that allowed water to collect around the windows’ frames, resulting in damage to the wood and other surrounding property.