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Old 03-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #91
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There is the possibility that the dew point will fall within the wood deck and it will rot. Hard to tell without knowing parameters, but it sounds risky to me.

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:18 PM   #92
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TonyC, I am also in Georgia and have blistering problems recently discovered on our roof that is about four years old. Do you have an update on your status?
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #93
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Looked at a house today with our real estate agent. It was an *amazing* house that had the roof updated in 2007 with Atlas shingles, which failed within a few years. They've been fighting with Atlas to have the problem fixed, and now the house needs mold remediation and it being sold "as-is". It's absolutely heart-breaking. Here's a photo. You can see where they've tried to patch and repair. http://imgur.com/kULT8Sk
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Atlas Pinnacle was at one time made by Georgia Pacific if my memory recollects.
It is in my opinion one of the worst shingles ever made and I have been in this business for 45 years. It is easily damaged from hail in comparison to other brands.
I love to see Atlas shingles in hail storms cause they are the first to go.

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:50 PM   #95
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I live in Georgia and was successful in getting Atlas roofing to pay to replace my roof. The roof was 3 years old and had blistering, many which had begun to rupture. It was a tedious process...take lots of pictures, ask lots of questions, collect evidence from many other roofs in your area, learn about roofing, be able to discuss it better than the Atlas folks, and DO NOT take no for an answer.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:21 PM   #96
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My new home was built in 2000 and had Atlas shingles on it. In 2006; we were hit with a tornado and the flapping sound of the shingles smacking against the roof the night of the tornado was horrendous and scary. The next morning 3/4 of the front side of my roof's shingles were in my yard and everyone else's yard. I hired what I thought was a reputable roofer at the time who put Tamko shingles on my roof which he said were very poor quality shingles. In the last month; the front side of my roof started leaking inside in 3 different areas. I finally found a reputable roofer who came out this week to make an emergency repair and to tell me my shingles were not installed properly; with nail heads showing, improper venting, etc. While making the emergency repair; he decided to look at the backside of the roof that still had the Atlas shingles on them. He said none of the shingles have any adhesive on them and you can pick up each shingle. Which now makes sense why I lost the front part of my roof during the tornado. He has suggested I call our State's Financial and Professional Regulations Office and file a complaint on the roofer who installed my roof improperly in 2006 and to file a complaint against the contractors who built my home. I intend to make that phone call to see if I can get any results as I do not have the money to put on a new roof. Where in the hell is the work ethic today??? Not just in roofing; but in everything. You can't even go through a drive-thru burger joint and get the right thing. Frustrated in Illinois.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:23 PM   #97
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My new home was built in 2000 and had Atlas shingles on it. In 2006; we were hit with a tornado and the flapping sound of the shingles smacking against the roof the night of the tornado was horrendous and scary. The next morning 3/4 of the front side of my roof's shingles were in my yard and everyone else's yard. I hired what I thought was a reputable roofer at the time who put Tamko shingles on my roof which he said were very poor quality shingles. In the last month; the front side of my roof started leaking inside in 3 different areas. I finally found a reputable roofer who came out this week to make an emergency repair and to tell me my shingles were not installed properly; with nail heads showing, improper venting, etc. While making the emergency repair; he decided to look at the backside of the roof that still had the Atlas shingles on them. He said none of the shingles have any adhesive on them and you can pick up each shingle. Which now makes sense why I lost the front part of my roof during the tornado. He has suggested I call our State's Financial and Professional Regulations Office and file a complaint on the roofer who installed my roof improperly in 2006 and to file a complaint against the contractors who built my home. I intend to make that phone call to see if I can get any results as I do not have the money to put on a new roof. Where in the hell is the work ethic today??? Not just in roofing; but in everything. You can't even go through a drive-thru burger joint and get the right thing. Frustrated in Illinois.
Correction: The latest roofer said the Tamko shingles were poor quality; not the roofer who fixed my roof after the tornado.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:04 PM   #98
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The class action law firm Halunen & Associates is investigating Atlas Chalet roofing shingles that have cracked, blistered, and split, leading in some cases to water exposure and damage to homes. If your roofing shingles are in a poor condition or you have had to prematurely replaced, you can share your concerns with the firm at www.halunenlaw.com or call (612) 605-4098.
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Would you be interested in discussing a class action settlement against Atlas with me and/or my attorney?
If so, I'll send you my personal e-mail address. Thanks
did you ever get anywhere with the class action suit
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I have been installing and selling shingles since the mid 80's and GAF has been the shingle I see more blow off, curling and granular loss than any other shingle. Having installed more than a 1000 square of Atlas Castlebrook shingles without a single call back. I am not saying there is not problems with Atlas shingles, but it does not compare to the Certainteed cover up of faulty shingles for 5-10 years. I know of entire sub divisions roofed with GAF Royal Sovereign shingles that are less than 15 years old that are curling as bad as the Certainteed organic shingles. Any company that does more than a Billion dollars worth of business will have complaints and problems. Atlas has less problems than the rest of the big boys.
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I just did a re-roof for a guy in a new development. His shingles were sliding off on his attached garage. It turns out that they were all nailed way above the nail line and were only penetrating one layer. Almost every house in the neighborhood had the same problem, but only on the garages. It didn't take a detective to figure out that the roofers were letting their laborers train by letting them do the garages, apparently unsupervised.
A few people unsuccessfully went after the shingle manufacturer but as I said it was immediately clear that it was an installation problem, as I'm sure are virtually all roof claims.
Although having said that, I recall doing a boat load of re roofs for Byrd who had a bad batch of asphalt back in the early 80ís, so I guess it does happen. But in my experience with roofing problems it's more often the indian and not the arrow.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:22 PM   #102
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the comparison to MALARKY was funny,MALARKY are revered
I have had OC's blister ,Timberlines delaminate and now a Malarky blister
The Malarky rep was there at the first phone call to solve the probem
WE like it when Builders use Atlas because we know they will be banged up
at the next hail storm
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Every shingle is going to have a failure as a result of the manufacturing defect from time to time.

How they stand behind it and fix it is far more impactful in terms of defining what type of company they are.
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OK we have the same problem as everyone else. Submitted all the forms with a reply from Altas that the damage was due to high winds.
End of case.
Well now what. Is there any class action suits happening?
Is any state representatives involved, or better business?
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Our house is 10 years old and we have had and are having trouble with the Atlas Chalet shingles. They are creasing and there is a lot of granules loss. We pulled and sent 5 shingles as a sampling of the problem to Atlas and we received a reply stating there was nothing wrong with them. We have had a certified, licensed roofer look at them and he stated emphatically the shingles were defective. Now we find they are not replaceable as they have been discontinued.

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