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Old 07-11-2014, 04:09 PM   #106
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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.
The only advice I can give you is to keep a lookout for a class action suit.

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Old 07-11-2014, 08:00 PM   #107
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They are required to replace at their discretion with a similar product if I don't recall.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:17 AM   #108
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The class action law firm Halunen & Associates is investigating Atlas Chalet shingles for a possible defective shingles lawsuit involving shingles that are blistering, cracking, and showing excessive degranulation. If you have purchased shingle products from Atlas Chalet and are experiencing similar problems, you can share your concerns with the firm through its website at: halunenlaw.com or call (612) 605-4098. [Advertising Material]
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For a roof to seal... The tar strip that seals should seal regardless of ventilation or improper installation... I'm not saying I've ever installed anything improperly , I'm just annoyed with Atlas people saying that it is improper installation or ventilation.... So then can you explain why Atlas has sold shingles under other company names and had the same law suits against them? I just think out of the 100 or so roofs we have done that we ended up with numerous defective shingles? Definitely! But I will never in my life recommend the cheaper route for customers ever again.... I would rather have certainteed or gaf anyway... Shingles are so much better! By far!
You are quite correct re ventilation. They should seal regardless. As far as Installation, High nailing above the headlap can cause the tabs to lift, so they do not contact the underlying shingle. The ventilation issue is hogwash, In my opinion, and was used as a win win scapegoat by shingle manufacturers since the late 70's during the so called "Oil Shortage" when manufacturers used less and less asphalt in their products because they were not worrying about moisture absorption into organic felt, the switch to fiberglass negating the results of insufficient asphalt, which was "Clawing"
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:31 PM   #110
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In my opinion, and shingle quality is my proffesion...
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We have the Atlas pinnacle shingles, 10+ years old, and they are falling apart. The grit is mostly in the gutters, back yard and garbage container. They look terrible and will not last much longer. Apparently the shingles are really poor quality and the company is at best dodger.
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I have had trouble with Atlas Pinnacle I shingles. They lasted about 10 years and now I am having to have my roof replaced. The gravel came off of them and wound up in my drain. Atlas is very slick. They send out forms that require a science project on your part to fill out. They seem to put all the burden of proof on the buyer even though they know they have a defective product. They want to know all about the felt. They want to know who your supplier was and all kinds of things that a normal homeowner would not know. They want you to fill out two pages of forms, send them 15 or so prints, two shingles, and then they will decide whether or not you have a legitimate complaint. They set the buyer up for failure. I believe there should be a class action suit. I am afraid, however, that this site is somehow obligated to Atlas.

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Am dealing with Atlas Pinacle right now, new roof that looks horrible. Need a class action suit against then. Put it on last week looks like it's patched up, poor quality and inconsistant color, would like to have a class actiion suit against them. Their rep sees nothing wrong with the roof
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I Would Be Interested In Hearing From Anyone Who Has Knowledge Of Problems (leaking, De-lamination, Etc, )with The Atlas "pinnacle" 35 Yr Laminated Shingles ( Also Georgia Pacific
(" Summitt" ) Shingle.
Attic ventilation is vital with Atlas, and all other asphalt shingles. Without a Code compliant attic ventilation system any new asphalt roof will suffer premature roof failure. Most roofers do not know anything about the manner in which attic ventilation works, or why every major shingle manufacturer either voids or limits their warranty when their product is installed without Code compliant attic ventilation in place.
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I Would Be Interested In Hearing From Anyone Who Has Knowledge Of Problems (leaking, De-lamination, Etc, )with The Atlas "pinnacle" 35 Yr Laminated Shingles ( Also Georgia Pacific
(" Summitt" ) Shingle.
Atlas is a good shingle. The failure of most roofers to install a Code compliant attic ventilation system when installing the new roof is the number one cause of premature shingle failure. Have a qualified inspector look at yours. You may also want to visit AirVent.com.
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So all of Atlas's problems are ventilation? Interesting.

The few that I have been on that were falling off the roof were plenty ventilated.
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Here is my point. If someone is going to supply a warranty that has anything to do with environmental conditions then they need to supply enviromental limits with detailed definition of the conditions. It means nothing in the engineering world or the law to state "inadequate ventilation" or "studies show". These are ambiguous statements. If the detailed enviromental conditions are not stated then the warranty is understood to hold for all natural conditions except "acts of God". So far I have seen no such technical description that goes along with the shingle warranty. I have heard a lot of ambiguous statements.

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The manufacturers, in their warranty texts often refer to sources which may be referenced to find specifics. One which I like to cover with my clients is UL2218 Class 4.
That means nothing to anyone unfamiliar with UL impact resistance testing. It can mean a lot to your insurance company. Copies of the complete warranty, in all its legalistic glory, can be accessed on the shingle manufacturers' website. Make sure you have plenty of ink and paper.

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