Windsor Windows is facing a number of class action lawsuits that allege some of the company’s wood and wood-clad windows are defective. According to the lawsuits, these windows are prone to moisture intrusion, which can cause the window frames and sashes to degrade or fail well within their expected lifetimes.
Although consumers have complained about these problems to Windsor, the company has not recalled the windows and, often, refuses to honor warranty claims, according to the suits. As a result, property owners claim that they’ve spent substantial amounts of money repairing and replacing their windows, as well as other surrounding property damaged by the moisture intrusion.
Are you experiencing Windsor Window defects such as rotting, degrading or leaking? If so, you may be able to participate in a class action product liability lawsuit and recover compensation for your losses. For more information, contact us today.
What’s the Problem with the Windows?
The class action lawsuits allege that Windsor’s wood and wood-clad windows are defective in design, manufacture and engineering because the frames and sashes on these windows are unsealed or inadequately sealed Therefore, rather than directing water away from the windows, the wood frames and sashes absorb the moisture. Consumers have reported the following Windsor Windows problems, including:
- Overall failure
Furthermore, the lawsuit claims that the water can also damage surrounding drywall, insulation, flooring and other property.
What Are the Lawsuits Saying About the Windows?
These class actions allege the following Windsor Wood problems:
Windsor advertises its windows as being free from defective materials and workmanship for at least 10 years. The company’s wood and wood-clad windows begin to fail upon installation and continue to do so during repeated and prolonged exposure to weather and under ordinary use.
Windsor knew or should have known that the windows were prone to degrading, leaking, rotting or failing, but did not change the windows’ design or formulation. Windsor’s warranty for its windows has a number of limitations and exclusions that make it difficult for consumers to file successful claims.
In addition, Windsor engages in a pattern of failing to honor or discouraging warranty claims by not responding to consumers or requiring property owners to pay for different expenses, including inspections and labor costs.
In one of the class actions, the plaintiff alleges that he told the company about the problems he was experiencing with his windows. The company’s representatives, however, failed to properly fix the damaged windows and, ultimately, stopped all communication with him, according to the suit.
Rather than directing water away from the windows, the wood frames and sashes absorb the moisture.
Is There a Windsor Windows Recall?
Windsor Windows are not currently being recalled. However, that doesn’t mean that consumers cannot receive compensation for their loss of enjoyment and the costs of repair and replacement. If you have purchased defective Windsor Windows, you may be able to get compensation through a lawsuit.
What is the Windsor Windows Multidistrict Litigation?
Windsor Windows lawsuits across the country are part of what is called a multidistrict litigation. This means that the suits are consolidated during pre-trial proceedings to help conserve legal resources and avoid duplicate discovery and inconsistent rulings. This MDL was created in April 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
An important thing to note is that with MDLs, the cases all remain individual lawsuits and if they do not settle during the pretrial proceedings, they will be sent back to the district where they were originally filed.
What Can I Collect in a Lawsuit?
By participating in a class action against Windsor Windows, consumers can receive compensation for the removal and replacement of their defective windows. This compensation will cover the labor costs associated with replacement, the cost of the windows, as well as compensation for the diminished value of your property.
In addition, your participation in a class action will help to hold Windsor Windows accountable for manufacturing defective products that harmed consumers’ homes, if Windsor is found to have willfully disregarded the rotting and deterioration issues reported in its windows. This class action sends a message to manufacturers that consumers will not stand for defective products.
Visit our dedicated class action website to learn more about ongoing class actions.