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  1. #1
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    Default Lamarite slate by Tamko

    Does anyone know of failures of this product?
    I just inspected one that the tiles are falling off the roof. The ones still on the roof are very brittle, crumbling. Lots of problem areas with cracks even at the exposed cut-outs on the underlying shingle. Definitely not impact or traffic on the roof.

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    Jim Luttrall
    www.MrInspector.net
    Plano, Texas

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    Default Re: Lamarite slate by Tamko

    Hi Jim, Just a little Googling and I found a lot of articles on how bad this stuff is. Here are just a couple:

    TAMKO Lamarite Slate Composite Shingles ? Investigation - Chimicles & Tikellis LLP

    Warranty issues!!!!! - General Roofing Discussion - Contractor Talk

    Tom Rees / A Closer Look Home Inspection / Salt Lake City, Utah

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    Default Re: Lamarite slate by Tamko

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Rees View Post
    Hi Jim, Just a little Googling and I found a lot of articles on how bad this stuff is. Here are just a couple:

    TAMKO Lamarite Slate Composite Shingles ? Investigation - Chimicles & Tikellis LLP

    Warranty issues!!!!! - General Roofing Discussion - Contractor Talk
    Yes, I've done the same but I am looking for firsthand information. There does not seem to be a clearcut consensus but rather some less than credible posts and lots of roofers that seem to like it.

    Jim Luttrall
    www.MrInspector.net
    Plano, Texas

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    Default Re: Lamarite slate by Tamko

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    Yes, I've done the same but I am looking for firsthand information. There does not seem to be a clearcut consensus but rather some less than credible posts and lots of roofers that seem to like it.
    Here's a successful complaint filed with a Division of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. ( including a rebuttal from Tamko.)

    Saferproducts.gov | Incident Report Details

    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
    Billy J. Stephens HI Service Memphis TN.

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