Atlas Chalet Claims
Updated: Oct 5, 2019
Are you dealing with the hassle of defective, discontinued Atlas Chalet Shingles? Veritas Restoration South has the solution for you!
Sometimes minor storm damage to your roof can be repaired with the replacement of damaged shingles with new shingles of like kind and quality. However, in some instances, the problem is much more complicated. Homes that are roofed with Atlas Chalet shingles cannot be repaired. If your home is currently roofed with Atlas Chalet shingles and has incurred even the slightest storm damage, the correct repair will be impossible.
Atlas Chalet shingles have been discontinued. There is no “like and quality” substitute for the unique faux architectural shingle, so it cannot be matched.
You are probably going to need your entire roof replaced to avoid further damages to your home. Your insurance company probably won’t mention the option of getting the entire roof replaced. Why? Let’s face it… Replacing the entire roof costs the insurance company significantly more than repairing a few shingles – especially if the cost of replacing those shingles does not exceed your deductible.
But don’t despair. If you need storm damage repair to your Atlas Chalet shingles, your insurance company should pay for a complete roof replacement with true architectural shingles, most of which carry a 50-year warranty when using a certified contractor like Veritas Restoration South. VRSouth will help you ensure that happens.
A little background for you...
In recent years, one of the most popular products used in Georgia and the Carolina’s was the Atlas Chalet shingle. Over 100,000 homes were built with this unique 3-tab shingle that was made to look like an architectural shingle.
In reality, the Chalet was not an architectural shingle but was designed to look like one through a process of granular application. They were especially common from 2000 on.
In 2010, Atlas Corporation abruptly discontinued this product. However, the storm of press reports, customer complaints and litigation surrounding the Atlas Chalet tells a different story…
In 2013, two class-action lawsuits filed against Atlas Roofing Corporation alleged that the company misleadingly advertised that the Atlas Chalet shingle would last 30 years, when in reality, the shingles will blister and crack long before that! Some homes were reported with damage only a year after their installation!
In the case of homes outfitted with Atlas Chalet shingles, one broken shingle on a non-repairable roof morally and legally obligates the insurance company to replace the entire roof. You bought your home with a 30-year rated “architectural” shingle. That is what your insurance company should pay for.
You are probably now asking yourself questions like:
“How can I find out what shingles I have?”
“If I do have these shingles, will the manufacturer’s warranty or my homeowner’s insurance cover a roof replacement?”
“Should I replace the whole roof, or just the shingles that are damaged?”
“Do I have a valid claim, even if I’m not yet experiencing a leak?”
Don’t worry, a trusted professional at Veritas Restoration South can give you a free consultation. Schedule yours today by calling 866-55-SOUTH or filling out our Contact Us intake form.
Veritas Restoration South’s certified professionals will assist you in filing your Atlas Chalet related claim by providing correct documentation and evidence during the insurance company’s inspection. Call us today @ 866-55-SOUTH to schedule your free, no obligation inspection and see if you qualify for a new, warranted, professionally installed, LIFETIME architectural roofing system.