Atlas Chalet Shingles
Have you been dealing with the ill effects of an Atlas Chalet shingles and your insurance company?
If so, you know that a leaking roof is just the beginning. Many homeowners are finding that it is almost impossible to get their Atlas Chalet roof replaced with help from the insurance company. As a matter of fact, some insurance companies are dropping coverage for individuals with an Atlas Chalet roof on their home, expecting homeowners to replace the entire roof out of pocket before continuing the homeowners’ policy.
But don’t worry. We know all about the situation and are ready to put a safe roof over your head using our years of experience working with insurance companies.
Atlas Chalet Roof
In 2000, asphalt shingle manufacturer, Atlas, created a product that is a 3-Tab shingle which mimics the look of architectural shingles, for a lower cost. This seemed like a great idea. However, there was a defect in the manufacturing, and Atlas ultimately decided to discontinue the Chalet line in 2010.
Atlas Chalet in Atlanta
During the time they were being made and sold, the Atlas Chalet asphalt shingles were very popular in the Atlanta area, which means your home may have these very shingles installed on your roof right now.
Here are some of the issues found with the Atlas Chalet shingles, perhaps you’ve noticed this in your own roof, or if not, you know what to look for.
- Cracking and Blistering
- Granule Loss, this can be observed by a fading or distortion of the color
- Shingles missing due to wind or other weather that should not have been severe enough to affect
- Leaking and interior damage
Atlas Chalet Leaks
The defect allows water to penetrate the shingles, which is what is causing the issues you may be dealing with. Obviously, you want your roof to be watertight, so what should you do if you find out your home currently has the Atlas Chalet shingles installed?
Don’t worry, because we’re here to help you out along the way.
If you’ve noticed some issues with your roofing system, but you are not certain you have this specific shingle installed, we can do a free roofing inspection to certify you have Atlas Chalet shingles and that you are warranted for an insurance claim based on the damage your roof has incurred.
Replacing Atlas Chalet Shingles
The first thing to note, is that due to the fact that these shingles have been discontinued, there is no shingle of similar size on the market. This is important because if you try to file a claim with your insurance company and only a few areas of your roof are showing signs of storm damage, they might try to only cover the cost of those few areas with shingle replacement.
However, it would be impossible to find any shingles to match. You will need to have a full roof replacement completed.
Due to the Atlas Manufacturer’s Warranty being for 30 years on the Chalet shingles, which is the equivalent of an actual architectural shingle, your insurance company should pay for replacement with an architectural shingle of the same warranty period.
The exciting part will be choosing a new shingle. Atlas does have their own option in this category, but if you’d prefer to switch there are plenty of other brands with beautiful architectural shingles on the market. We can help you decide which one best works for your home. You may even want to take this opportunity to switch the color of your roof.
Once all of the details regarding your roof installation are confirmed, our professional roofing crew will ensure that your new shingles are installed properly, based on both manufacturer installation requirements, and the specific city codes for where you live. This can be a stressful time, so we will do everything to ensure the proper steps are being taken to give you a roofing system that will last.
Atlas Chalet Shingles and Insurance Coverage
It is important to note that Atlas is denying that the shingles are suffering from a manufacturing defect and will not allow a manufacturer’s claim to replace the roof. Therefore, some homeowners are being required to pay out of pocket to get their roofs replaced if the insurance company will not cover it. If this is the case for you, don’t hesitate to contact us and we can work together to figure out the best course of action.
You may also be interested to hear that there was a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Atlas. Unfortunately, that is no longer an option. However, you can visit https://www.classaction.org/atlas-shingles and still look into filing an individual suit.
In the meantime, you should not wait much longer to get your roof inspected if you have Atlas Chalet shingles, as there could be additional damage occurring due to their water tightness. Call us today to schedule your free roof inspection and start down the road toward the beautiful and protective roof your home deserves.