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Claims can be filed up to 25 years after installation of siding that was put on between May 15, 1975 and May 15, 2000
Abitibi (Abitibi-Price) siding is the subject of a class action suit as
well. The law firm handling the case is Ezell & Sharbrough, P.O. 996,
Mobile, AL 36601-0996
Claim Administrator Phone: (800) 549-4465
To view the ABTCO/ABITIBI Claims Page:
This covers siding that was installed prior to May 15, 2000
Although not in Class Action, some homeowners in a few States were
considering starting their own class action but nothing came of it.
Texas and Oregon are states that we've heard of.
To contact Boise -Cascade you can call 1-208-384-6161 and ask about their warranty program
to visit Boise-Cascade's web pages click here:
It appears that Boise Cascade does not manufacturer siding anymore.
If you have problems with your Boise Cascade Siding click here
The original siding had a 25 year warranty.
A Hardboard Siding
Currently is not under a class action
Celotex sold its Fiberboard business on 06/05/2001
A Hardboard Siding
Champion Hardboard Siding – Champion does not have an existing class action but warranty claims are available. If your Champion siding was installed between 1980 and 1985 you must call the Masonite Warranty Dept. at 800-323-4591. If your siding was installed between 1986 and 1999 you must call the Georgia Pacific Warranty Dept. at 404-652-8375.
A FiberCement Siding: The Class Action is over. The last day to file a claim was August 11, 2020.
If you have an Exterior Insulation and Finish system or components ("EIFS")
sold by Senergy, Inc. or Thoro System Products, Inc. ("Settling Defendants"),
your rights may be affected by a partial national settlement of a class action lawsuit,
Ruff, et al. v. Parex, et al., No. 96-CVS-0059 (N.C. Super. Ct., New HanoverCity.).
Class action is over
To view the Notice of Settlement click here
Senergy / Thoro Settlement Deadline was: May 15, 2002
Dryvit's deadline was officially over June 4, 2004
Pacific Hard Board Siding had two products: Jarrett and Catawba siding involved
in a class action lawsuit.
This involved Jarrett siding that was manufactured at the Jarratt, Va, plant between 1979 and 1987 only.
Georgia Pacific stopped making siding at that plant in 1987 because it did not meet expectations.
The Class action is over
The Catawba Siding was a better product but was lumped into the class action because it too is a hardboard siding. According to Georgia Pacific Representatives this siding did not have the defects found in Jarrett siding. It is still being manufactured at the Catawba plant.
To have participate in this class action you would have had to opt-in by August 18, 1998. Many of you were probably unaware of this. However you still maybe able to file a warranty claim by calling 1-800-284-5347.
into the class action has closed now.
The deadline for filing a claim pursuant to the nationwide GP Catawba and Jarret hardboard siding class action settlement was January 2000.
To find out if a property had been opted in for a future claim call 1-404-652-8371.
Eligible claimants had until Jan 1, 2001, to file for compensation for Georgis-Pacific's Jarratt siding
There has been no class actions concerning these or any other Georgia Pacific Siding since.
If you suspect this siding and or failure on your home you should contact the manufacture . Document what you see, or have a qualified siding inspector or home inspector to inspect and document it. You still maybe able to file a warranty claim by calling the number below:
If you think you have a warranty claim related to Georgia-Pacific hardboard siding, please contact GP at 404-652-8374.
Georgia Pacifc has stopped making hardboard siding. The Catawba plant was closed December 2006.
To visit Georgia Pacific's webpages click here:
Jefferson Smurfit Cladwood Siding
The Class action is over
Smurfit Stone Container (which had merged with the prior owner of Cladwood Corp., Jefferson Smurfit) -- declared bankruptcy.
The 20 year warranty period is now over as well.
Cladwood¨ exterior siding, a resin-bonded particle board substrate with both-side fiber overlay. Exterior siding. Cladwood is has a particleboard core includes planer shavings and waste wood. Overlay contains waste newsprint. Siding has a 20-year warranty.
Louisiana-Pacific Innerseal Siding:
The Class action is over.
1985, L-P has manufactured exterior lap and panel siding, soffit, facia, and trim.
The class action was open to anybody with this siding on their homes that was installed prior to 1/1/96 and that siding is damaged or becomes damaged prior to 1/1/2003, and did not "opt out" during the "opt out" period. You can no longer file a claim with the L-P Settlement Administrators at 1-800-245-2722
This Class action was initiated in 1996 and was on going through the year 2002. It is over now. The siding is currently under its original 25 year warranty . If you have damage and need to file a warranty claim call1-877-677-6722 to get the warranty claim form.
siding is now under its original 25 year warranty
The L-P Innerseal warranty claim number to call is: 1-877-677-6722
Visit L-P's current web page click here:
For help with Louisiana Pacific Siding installed after January 1, 1996
call L-P's toll free number 1-800-648-6893 for Customer Service
Masonite Hardboard Siding
The Class action is over.
To file a warranty claim on the remaining time of the 25 year warranty call:
The Masonite Limited Warranty Dept. at 1-800-323-4591
Masonite's March 6, 2001 Announcement to phase out Hardboard Siding:
Masonite Omniwood Siding
MASONITE OMNIWOOD Masonite Omniwood Siding is under class action until January 6, 2009.
If you qualify as an Eligible
Claimant, you may be entitled to recover under the Settlement Agreement.
To be an Eligible Claimant, you must: own property in the United States or its territories in which Masonite OmniWood Siding has been incorporated and installed from January 1, 1992 to January 6, 1999,
and have not assigned the claim regarding the alleged damage caused by Masonite OmniWood Siding;
To file a claim call Masonite at: 1-800-323-4591
MaxiPlank Fiber Cement Siding:
In 2010 Allura purchased Maxitile fiber cement siding
The settlement term ended on November 12, 2011.
The Independent Claims Administrator was Rust Consulting, 1-800-427-2763,
STIMSON LUMBER: WA Forestex Settlement Notification Initiated A Court-ordered
notification has been initiated in order to inform property owners in the western
United States about a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit about Forestex
hardboard siding manufactured by Stimson Lumber Company (titled Gardner v. Stimson
Lumber Company, No. 00-2-17633-3SEA). The settlement is being overseen by Judge
Mary I. Yu of the Superior Court of Washington, in and for King County. The settlement
includes all those who have owned or own property on which Forestex siding has
been incorporated or installed in the states of Washington, Oregon, California,
Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Hawaii since January 1, 1985. The settlement will pay
all qualified claims for specific kinds of siding damage, including certain thickness
swelling, edge checking, buckling, warping, softness, wax bleed, delamination,
and welting. Notices are scheduled to appear in newspaper supplements and regional
editions of magazines, as well as mailed to those with known addresses, leading
up to a court hearing on November 12, 2004, when the Court will consider whether
to approve the settlement. Those affected by the settlement can object to any
part of it by November 5, 2004. Later, more notices will appear on TV telling
those included how they may get claim forms. Forestex hardboard siding - made
to look like conventional wood siding - was made until 1997 from wood fiber, wax,
and resins, in both lap (board) and panel (sheet) styles. Forestex siding has
a stamp on the back with the number AHA 05. After the settlement is approved,
a claims process will begin and claim forms will be issued to those who request
them now. Payment amounts will be determined by a formula that takes into account
siding damage in relation to wall size, siding square footage, the age of the
siding, and whether it was properly installed. Payments will vary but could provide
money to replace some or all of the siding on a wall or an entire home. For more
details, contact Forestex Claims by Mail: P.O. Box 1371, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1371
The class action on all Weyerhaeuser Siding Products is over. The class action covered the time period between January 1, 1981 through December 31, 1999. The sidings have reverted back to their original 25 year warranties.
Call Weyerhaeuser at: 253-924-2345, press 0 to speak to a company operator and ask for the warranty department to file a claim on the remaining time .
For information regarding Temple Inland click here.
Thanks to HADD: Applying for Hardboard Siding Settlements
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