A manufacturing defect making it prone to cracks Gentek steel and aluminum siding allegedly has a manufacturing defect making it prone to cracks, peeling, chipping and premature fading. If you are aware that your home’s aluminum or steel exterior siding was manufactured by Gentek and you are experiencing any of the manufacturing defects mentioned, the construction defect attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP would like to speak with you about your eligibility to join a class action lawsuit.WTF There are reports that Gentek has refused to honor the terms of the warranty to repair, replace or refinish their defective, failed siding products. If you have experienced these problems, you may be eligible to join a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of property owners with defective Gentek siding. The Gentek siding class action lawsuit claims aluminum and steel siding manufactured by Gentek cracks, peels, chips and fades prematurely. These Gentek siding problems could cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs.
Lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP who are experienced in construction defects are offering free lawsuit consultations to anyone who purchased this allegedly defective Gentek siding. For a free evaluation of your case, please call one of our Gentek siding lawyers today at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) or complete our online form.
Gentek Siding Manufacturing Defects
Gentek Building Products has produced vinyl, aluminum and steel siding for more than 40 years. According to the Gentek class action lawsuit, the siding at the center of the complaint is warranted against cracking, chipping, flaking, peeling or splitting, as well as certain other manufacturing defects, for the life of the individual purchaser. If a property is sold, the Gentek siding warranty is transferred to the new owner, and is in effect for 50 years after the original installation. Finally, the warranty extends for 50 years when a purchaser is a government or corporate entity.
The Gentek siding class action lawsuit claims that the siding at issue is inherently defective because it begins to peel, chip and crack within the original warranty period. Other homeowners have reported an inconsistency in paint color, with the paint’s appearance changing once it’s been exposed to several years of sunlight.
Gentek is obligated by the specific terms of the warranty to either repair, replace or in the case of siding sold in 1995 and thereafter, refinish the siding. However, plaintiffs in the Gentek siding class action lawsuit, as well as other homeowners, report that when Gentek receives a complaint for peeling paint, they offer the owner either a small monetary sum or the option of having only the affected area of the siding repainted. The money offered is far less than what is required to properly repair the defective Gentek siding, while repainting is inadequate, as paint applied after the siding has been installed will not satisfactorily adhere to the siding. Additionally, repainting only the area which is obviously peeling does not resolve the problem with the rest of the siding, resulting in the need for multiple repaintings over several years.
Need Legal Help Regarding Gentek Siding Defects?
If defective Gentek siding was installed on your home’s exterior that has begun peeling, chipping, cracking, or fading paint, we urge you to contact Parker Waichman LLP today. To discuss your potential Gentek siding claim, please fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.