Your Manufactured Home Has A Warranty; It Should Be Honored
Many West Virginia homeowners live in manufactured or prefabricated housing (also called mobile homes) because they can be built quickly in a factory and transported to building sites anywhere.
While manufactured homes can provide comfortable and affordable solutions to our housing needs, they can also present major problems when manufacturing defects, improper installation issues, and structural flaws rear their ugly heads.
New manufactured homes are sold with express warranties, just like new motor vehicles, and they must conform to those warranties. In addition, they must meet federal and state regulations and guidelines for their design and installation. Manufactured homeowners may be even more surprised to learn that the additional extended service contract they may have purchased from the dealer at the time of sale doesn’t cover the repairs that need to be done to their home.
If you have a problem with the design, performance, or set up of your manufactured home, contact us, The Grubb Law Group, in Charleston, West Virginia. We can review your case to see if you have grounds to seek compensation for the defects or problems plaguing your mobile home.
Dealing With Manufacturing And Transportation Defects
Manufacturing defects are often responsible for problems with the heat ducts, plumbing or electrical systems in your manufactured home. This can result in repeated calls to electricians, plumbers and other trade professionals to fix problems that might actually be covered by your warranty.
Other problems such as heat loss or moisture leaks due to poorly aligned windows, cracks in the walls or roof, or uneven floors are often caused by negligent installation or careless delivery over our mountain roads.
We will use expert witnesses to thoroughly analyze the performance of your home’s manufactured systems to identify the most likely cause for the failure or unsatisfactory performance of any of them. When we identify the problem, we will make sure that all the proper defendants are named in the suit. When both the manufacturer and seller are named as defendants, we are reasonably sure that the responsible party will be held accountable. Eventually, most of the fingers usually point in the same direction, and a satisfactory settlement can be achieved.
If this is a problem numerous homeowners are experiencing, the trusted consumer protection lawyers at The Grubb Law Group has experience representing class actions members and will seek compensation for all plaintiffs.
We Will Fight For A Favorable Outcome
While it may be possible to settle mobile home warranty issues outside of court, when we need to take these cases to trial, we come fully prepared. Attorney Kristina Thomas Whiteaker is a strong advocate for consumer rights and has been throughout her career. Since joining The Grubb Law Group in 2004, she has tried and won or settled many manufactured home warranty cases.
If your mobile home has been plagued with problems you believe are related to manufacturing defects or other construction or installation problems, contact the lawyers at The Grubb Law Group in Charleston. We offer free initial consultations where you can discuss the details of your case before deciding if you’d like to take legal action against your home’s manufacturer or other applicable parties. Call 304-982-7755 or send us a message online to make an appointment.