Class Action Suits and Warranty Programs Involving Composite Siding Products 
Many of the class actions are over

Abitibi-Price
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


Boise-Cascade
Although not in Class Action, some homeowners in a few  States are
considering starting their own  class actions.
Texas and Oregon are states that we've heard of.
To contact Boise -Cascade you can call 1-208-384-6161 andask about their warranty program
to visit Boise-Cascade's web pages click here:
It appears that Boise Cascade does not manufacturer siding anymore
The original siding had a 25 year warranty.


CELOTEX
A Hardboard Siding
Currently is not under a class action
Celotex sold its Fiberboard business on 06/05/2001


CHAMPION
A Hardboard SidingChampion 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.


CERTAINTEED WEATHERBOARDS
A Fiber Cement Siding
You are a Settlement Class Member if:
As of September 30, 2013, you owned a home, residence, building, or other structure in the United States, on which the Siding was installed on or before September 30, 2013.
If you are a Settlement Class Member, you are only eligible for a remedy under the Agreement if you have an Eligible Claim. Briefly, this means that your Siding exhibits Qualifying Damage pursuant to the criteria set forth in the Agreement. You may also file a claim if you purchased a building on which the Siding was installed on or before September 30, 2013, and the seller did not retain the right to make a claim.
If you owned a building on which the Siding was installed on or before September 30, 2013, but sold it, you may file a claim only if (a) the purchaser assigned that right to you in writing, AND (b) your claim package is postmarked no later than the later of 180 days after the Effective Date of the Settlement Agreement or the settlement on the sale of the building. You must submit the written assignment of the claim with your claim package.
The final fairness hearing was held on February 19, 2014, as scheduled. The court approved the settlement on March 20, 2014.
You must file a Claim Form and have an Eligible Claim as defined in the Agreement in order to receive a remedy under the Agreement. You have six years from the Effective Date (March 20, 2014) to file a Claim Form.
CertainTeed siding installed between January 1, 1999 and September 30, 2013 is known to shrink, chip, and crack.
It is currently under a class action.  The deadline for filing a claim is August 11, 2020.  To view go to:  http://www.certainteedfibercementsettlement.com  
For homes with siding installed after Sept 30, 2013 are under warranty. A warranty claim can be filed.
The SURESTART WARRANTY IS ONLY FOR 2 YRS and covers labor and product compensation. After 2 yrs only the product is subject for compensation.Go to:   http://warranty.certainteed.com/index.asp  Click on the blue fiber cement icon to file a warranty claim.
For more information call the warranty dept. : 1-800-999-3654  

EIFS
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.).
The 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

Georgia-Pacific Hardboard Siding
Georgia 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.


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.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
6 Cityplace Drive
Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141
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.
Since 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.
This siding is now under its original 25 year warranty
The L-P Innerseal warranty claim number to call is: 1-877-677-6722
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 Warrranty Dept. at 1-800-323-4591
International Paper is the parent Company that would handle any warranty claims at this point.
MASONITE HARDBOARD: The Settlement provides a seven (7) year/ten (10) year claims program.
If you own Masonite Hardboard Siding installed and incorporated into a home or other structure
between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989,
you must file your claim(s) under the Seven Year Program by January 15, 2005. This date is now past.
If you own Masonite Hardboard Siding installed and incorporated into a home or other structure between
January 1, 1990 and January 15, 1998, you have ten years, until January 15, 2008
within which to file your claim(s). This date is now past.
Once the Settlement expires, the remainder of Masonite's warranty, if any will remain in effect,
and you may be entitled to receive compensation for siding that fails under the terms of Masonite's warranty program
separate and apart from this Settlement.
The Masonite Siding that was under the class action had a warranty of 25 years.
To file a warranty claim contact Masonite at: 1-800-323-4591
MASONITE Hardboard Siding that was installed before these class actions ( Jan 1980)
may have had a 30 year warranty. That is almost over now. We do not have any information about that.
International Paper is the parent Company that would handle any warranty claims at this point.
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 & Masonite Roofing issues

STIMSON FORESTEX
The settlement term ended on November 12, 2011.
The Independent Claims Administrator was Rust Consulting, 1-800-427-2763,


Weyerhaeuser Company

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.


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