Our attorneys are currently investigating claims that some Weather Shield wood windows are defective in design and prone to mold, rot, deterioration, and failure.
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; however, our lawyers need to hear from property owners who own Weather Shield windows to help determine the exact cause of the problems.
What Should I Do if I Have Weather Shield Windows?
If you have installed Weather Shield windows in the past 10 years, keep an active lookout for any of the problems mentioned above, such as condensation or deterioration, and record any issues you may find with your window frames and sashes. Most homeowners who complained of these issues with Weather Shield windows have noticed them develop within the first five years of installation.
Be sure to also hold on to proof of purchase and installation. All of this information will be important if you choose to participate in a class action lawsuit.
If you have purchased a home and are concerned that Weather Shield windows were installed before you owned the property, contact us today. Our product liability attorneys can help determine if your home has these potentially defective windows.
What Can I Collect in a Lawsuit?
If a class action is filed and is successful, you may be able to collect compensation to remove and replace your Weather Shield windows, as well as any other property damaged by your windows.
Your participation in a class action may also help to hold the manufacturer accountable for placing this allegedly defective product on the market.
Contact us today to learn if you are eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit.