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Old 09-30-2011, 06:56 PM   #46
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We put a new roof on 2 years ago. Not shallow pitched. Shingles were recommended by the roofing company. My husband checked our gutters and they have about 1 inch of granuoles in them. Waiting to see what's going to happen. If they won't honor the warranty, class action suit anyone?

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Old 09-30-2011, 07:05 PM   #47
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We put a new roof on 2 years ago. Not shallow pitched. Shingles were recommended by the roofing company. My husband checked our gutters and they have about 1 inch of granuoles in them. Waiting to see what's going to happen. If they won't honor the warranty, class action suit anyone?
Sounds like an exaggeration. One inch if granules could be enough to bring down your gutters.

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We have a 3311sf roof and yes we have that much in our gutters. Incredible, huh? We notice our basement smelt musty, and when my husband checked the gutters, he saw the granuoles.
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We put a new roof on 2 years ago. Not shallow pitched. Shingles were recommended by the roofing company. My husband checked our gutters and they have about 1 inch of granuoles in them. Waiting to see what's going to happen. If they won't honor the warranty, class action suit anyone?
Our home is 10 years old...applied Atlas Pinnacle shingles in 2001. Just wait, in a couple of years your nails will rust if they haven't already and your shingles will start to tear and slide. Atlas will tell you the shingles weren't applied properly. That's what they just responded last week to our claim as well as a neighbor of ours who used a different contractor.
My personal e-mail is gmyers@ms.metrocast.net. We are located in East Central Mississippi. Please e-mail and let me know where you're located. I'm already talking with a law firm in Louisiana who has handled a class action against Atlas. Thanks !
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Sounds like an exaggeration. One inch if granules could be enough to bring down your gutters.

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Applied Atlas Pinnacle shingles in 2001, same problem with granules. Atlas said it looked like hail damage (what a joke)...shingles are tearing and sliding; Atlas said shingles weren't applied properly (nailed too high..again, what a joke). Our neighbor has the same problem and used a different contractor. I also see from all the blogs there's about a million other people with the same problem. Want to join a class action law suit?
We're in East Central, MS My personal e-mail address is gmyers@ms.metrocast.net. Please advise...thanks
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Applied Atlas Pinnacle shingles in 2001, same problem with granules. Atlas said it looked like hail damage (what a joke)...shingles are tearing and sliding; Atlas said shingles weren't applied properly (nailed too high..again, what a joke). Our neighbor has the same problem and used a different contractor. I also see from all the blogs there's about a million other people with the same problem. Want to join a class action law suit?
We're in East Central, MS My personal e-mail address is gmyers@ms.metrocast.net. Please advise...thanks
How do you know they were properly installed. 9 out of 10 roofs I go on cannot pass a warranty inspection. If they are sliding off your roof, it probably is an installer error.
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I am very sorry for your trouble, but unfortunately you would be having the same problem no matter what manufacturer you chose. We all use the same program in the industry that calculates the minimum ventilation needed for a given roof. If you claim was denied due to inadaquite ventilation, then you do not meet the minimum requirements. This is a tough situation to be in. Unfortunately we see this far to often with flybynight roofers and builders. Due to the lifespan of a roof, many times the responsible party is long gone when trouble emerges. The roofers on this site obviously are responsible representitives, and I am sure they will agree that such flybynighters give them all a bad name. I understand they the do not like atlas shingles due to bad experiences, but some are ford guys, and some prefer chevy. Every manufacturer has had problems arise from time to time. Some swear by one while others curse them. Your best bet is to go with a roofer that has been around awhile. Try to avoid the used car salesmen types and find someone you like. Keep all of your paperwork in case a problem arises. Once you find a good roofer, go with what he recommends. He will know the product and how to best install it.
I hope your next roof is a trouble free one.
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Okay...we built our home in 2001, applied Atlas Pinnacle Shingles 35 Year Warranty. We have 1 inch granule loss and shingles sliding because they are tearing apart. Atlas Claims replied granule loss was due to hail damage and tearing due to nails being applied too high. Neighbor who built home by different contractor in 2003 applied same shingles, Atlas replied with the same letter...isn't that just too coincidental??? Oh and not to mention all the other people with the same problem on this blog.
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i bought a house that was 6 years old with atlas pennacle shingles. There have been shingle repairs in the past that from what i was told was from wind damage. After we moved in we also had a thunderstorm that had 30-35 mile an hour winds, and had about 10 square feet of shingle blew off the roof. As i picked up the blown off shingles from the yard i noticed the nail holes were in the tar line, but the tar line was a good inch and a half above where the shingles are double thick. I'm no expert, so i called atlas and asked the rep if when you install the shingles if you are supposed to drive the nails into where the tar strip was (she said yes!!!). Then i asked " but aren't you supposed to drive the nails where the shingle is double thick"?
(she said yes!!!!) i then asked how you are supposed to install the shingles on my house when the tar strip is a good inch and a half above where the shingle is double thick and if there is supposed to be a inch of grannuals in the gutters and pounds of it under all my down spouts? ( the line went silent ) finally a person answered the line for the claims department. I have gotten three large roofing companies to look at the problem and all agree i have defective shingles. I'm putting together all the things atlas want's in the claim package and will post how it goes. From what i have been told of atlas and their claims process, you have to get a lawyer and file a lawsuit or your done before you start.
same problem...did you ever get a resolution?
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We are roofing with pinnacle shingles here in Ohio and none of our shingles are sealing. We have roofed a lil over 100 houses with them and we are getting complaints left and right. We install everything correctly and everything is done of high quality. The shingles are not sealing at all. Installed improperly? I think not... Problem with the shingles? Definitely... What can we do?
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We are roofing with pinnacle shingles here in Ohio and none of our shingles are sealing. We have roofed a lil over 100 houses with them and we are getting complaints left and right. We install everything correctly and everything is done of high quality. The shingles are not sealing at all. Installed improperly? I think not... Problem with the shingles? Definitely... What can we do?
Start using a better brand such as CertainTeed.

In the meantime, it looks like you will have to hand seal every shingle.
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In 2005 I installed about 3,500 square in Orlando,West Palm Beach,Kissimmee,Ocala,Eustis and Winter Garden Florida.They have some insane weather ranges.Heat,hail,high velocity winds and crazy blinding downpours.I have never recieved a single call about my Atlas installations.

I have installed about 2,000 square in the St. Louis area and recently about 900 in Joplin.Nothing.,zilch,nada.

Do these roofs with the shingle problems have adequate ventilation?
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We are roofing with pinnacle shingles here in Ohio and none of our shingles are sealing. We have roofed a lil over 100 houses with them and we are getting complaints left and right. We install everything correctly and everything is done of high quality. The shingles are not sealing at all. Installed improperly? I think not... Problem with the shingles? Definitely... What can we do?
Figure it out before you screw over 100 households by using your company.

I mean, really? 100 houses before you could figure out some quality control?
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I've been fighting a claim with Atlas for the last 6 months. I've spoke with a lawyer and told the only way they will take cases like this "Pro Bono" no money upfront, is if we have several people. If you're interested please reply because Atlas is definitely at fault and there are other cases where numerous people went in together and won their claims. I have maybe two other people in my hometown that would be interested in a class action suit. Please let me know...
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The contractor has been building homes & installing shingles for almost 30 years. There are at least 5 other people within a two mile radius who used different contractors and roofers, but used Atlas shingles from this time frame and have the same problem. Sorry, don't believe all these roofers and contractors are the problem. Atlas acknowledged a mfg defect in materials from 2003 to 2006 and settled out of court in a class action settlement when they were held accountable. I think they're still using inferior materials and hoping no one will take the time and effort to push the issue
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Okay, so are you working with an attorney or would you be interested in working with the one I'm talking too? He tells me he will take the case "pro bono" if we can get enough people...sounds like you have enough ???

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