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Old 07-11-2014, 05:09 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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They are required to replace at their discretion with a similar product if I don't recall.
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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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In my opinion, and shingle quality is my proffesion...
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