Shake Roof Cases, J.C.C.P. 4208, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Contra Costa
 

Product Identification

Cal-Shake shakes are a fiber cement roofing product made to look like wood shakes. Cal-Shake Inc. also manufactured Cal-Slate and Cal-Clay, both of which are included in this settlement. Cal-Shake shakes were manufactured as shakes and distributed between 1980 and 1995. Please review the information below to see if you have Cal-Shake shakes installed on your roof. If you take the steps suggested below and are still having trouble determining whether you have a Cal-Shake Shake Roof, please call toll-free 1-866-844-0600.

  • Ask the roofer who installed your roof.
  • Review any invoices, statements, or warranty information that the roofer provided you when the roof was installed or may have been provided to you at the time of purchase by the previous owners of the home.
  • Review any home-inspection report you may have received upon purchase of your house, which may contain information on the type of roof installed.
  • Look for broken shakes to see whether the logo “Cal-Shake” is embossed on the top half of the shake.

 
You do not have a Cal-Shake Shake Roof if:

  • The shakes on your roof are made of wood
  • The cement composite shakes on your roof were manufactured by:
    • American Cemwood
    • NatureGuard
    • Terra Shake
    • FireFree®
    • Hardie Shake
    • Monier
    • Mira Vista
    • Protex

 
Please click on the images below to see photos of Cal-Shake shakes and marketing materials, which may assist you in determining if you have a Cal-Shake Roof.

Additional Cal-Shake Products:

  • Cal-Slate
    CAL-SLATE, an additional product line of CAL-SHAKE, was designed to look like natural slate.

    Property owners with CAL-SLATE roofs are members of the New Cal-Shake Settlement Class and are encouraged to obtain a Claim Form. You may either download a Claim Form or request one be sent to you by contacting the New Cal-Shake Settlement Administrator at 1-866-844-0600. To download a Claim Form, click here.

  • Cal-Clay
    CAL-CLAY, an additional product line of CAL-SHAKE, was designed to look like a terra-cotta clay tile.

    Property owners with CAL-CLAY roofs are members of the New Cal-Shake Settlement Class and are encouraged to obtain a Claim Form. You may either download a Claim Form or request one be sent to you by contacting the New Cal-Shake Settlement Administrator at 1-866-844-0600. To download a Claim Form, click here.

How To Determine the Installation Date of Your Cal-Shake Roof

If you know you have Cal-Shake shakes on your roof, it will be necessary to determine the manufacture date of your Cal-Shake Roof. To be a member of the New Cal-Shake Settlement Class, your Cal-Shake roof must have been manufactured between February 1, 1986 and March 31, 1995. The date of manufacture is not marked on the Shake, but if your roof was installed within this period you are probably a member of the current New Cal-Shake Settlement Class.

Please review the options below to help you determine the date your Cal-Shake Roof was installed:

  • Ask the roofer who installed your roof.
  • Review any dated invoices, statements, or warranty information that the roofer or roofing company may have provided you when the roof was installed or may have been provided to you at the time of purchase by the previous owners of the home.
  • Review bank statements or cancelled checks identifying payment to a roofer/contractor to determine the date of installation.
  • Review any home-inspection report you may have received upon purchase of your house, which may show the date the roof installed.
  • Review dated building permits or other legal documents on record with the government jurisdiction where the property is located.

If you take the steps suggested above and are still having trouble determining when your roof was installed, please call 1-866-844-0600.

If the Cal-Shake shakes on your roof were manufactured between January 25, 1980 and January 31, 1986, this current settlement will not cover your claim. The settlement period for Old Cal-Shake shakes has ended.