Trim products are prone to water absorption Louisiana-Pacific/ABT Building Products: TrimBoard, ProTrim, ChoiceTrim Fiberboards prone to Water
Absorption, Wet Weather Rot, Fungus and more. Potential Lawsuits being Evaluated
If Louisiana-Pacific Corp (L-P) or ABT Building Products Corporation (a/k/a ABTCo) trim products, including TrimBoard, ProTrim or ChoiceTrim were installed on your home and have failed to perform as promised, the contruction defect attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP would like to speak with you about a legal claim. We are investigating reports that Louisiana-Pacific and ABT Building trim products are prone to water absorption, causing them to warp prematurely over time, rot in wet weather, delaminate, and even sprout mushrooms and other fungus. These alleged fiberboard trim problems could eventually lead to water, structural, and exterior property damage.
If you believe faulty Louisiana-Pacific/ABT Building Products trim products were installed on your home, the contruction defect lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP can help you recover your losses and you may be eligible to join a class action lawsuit. These issues have already resulted in a number of TrimBoard class action lawsuit filings around the country. If you believe faulty TrimBoard, ProTrim or ChoiceTrim products were installed on your home, contact us for a free evaluation of your case or please call one of our TrimBoard lawyers today at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
Louisiana-Pacific/ABT Building TrimBoard Failures
TrimBoard, ProTrim and ChoiceTrim products are sold as trim, soffit, fascia, lattice, fencing, handrails, vents, risers, and stringers. These fiberboard trim products are made of a concoction of wood scraps and resins. When these types of trims were first introduced, they were touted as an affordable and revolutionary material that installed quickly, and would last a lifetime.
TrimBoard, ProTrim and ChoiceTrim products have a paper surface that may be smooth or embossed with a texture that looks like cedar. If you are unsure whether TrimBoard, ProTrim or ChoiceTrim products are installed on your home, you should contact the contractor who installed your trim. A defect inherent in the design of TrimBoard, ProTrim and ChoiceTrim products allows the trim to absorb water under normal conditions, leading to swelling, rot and decay. These problems lead to a structural failure, as well as a decrease in the quality of outward appearance. The premature failure of the trim makes the material vulnerable to insect infestation and the presence of mold, fungi and mildew. Often, ABT Building Products Corporation and Louisiana-Pacific Corporation try to blame these problems on faulty installation.
Recently, a number of TrimBoard class action lawsuits have been filed around the country. These lawsuits allege TrimBoard, ProTrim and ChoiceTrim products are not suitable for exterior use because they deteriorate prematurely. Signs that Louisiana-Pacific/ABT Building Products Trim has failed include:
The premature failure of the trim makes the material vulnerable to insect infestation and the presence of mold, fungi and mildew. These problems lead to a structural failure, as well as a decrease in the quality of outward appearance. In most cases, when Louisiana-Pacific/ABT Building Products TrimBoard fails, it must be removed from a home and the underlying wood should be treated with a fungicide before being replaced.
Need Legal Help Regarding Defective Louisiana-Pacific Products?
If the TrimBoard, ProTrim or ChoiceTrim fiberboard trim installed on your home has deteriorated sooner than it should have, causing swelling, buckling, splitting, delamination, insect infestation or fungus growth, we urge you to contact us today. To learn more about joining a TrimBoard class action lawsuit, please fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.