Information regarding the Fiberon decking class-action lawsuit can be found online at the settlement's website, FiberonSettlement.com. The lawsuit was filed in 2012 alleging Fiberon composite decking has a defect that allowed the growth of fungus, mold and mildew, according to TopClassActions.com. Fiberon denies the defect, claiming any fungus growth is due to environmental and maintenance issues and is not covered by the warranty but agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid ongoing litigation.
All Fiberon residential decking, railing and fasteners are covered by a limited residential warranty to cover termites, rot and decay, according to the company's website. The warranties range from 20 years to lifetime in length and can be downloaded in full from the website.
Claimants must have video or photographic proof of dark spots relating to fungus on at least one-third of the Fiberon deck and provide proof of purchase between March 2008 through September 2013 in order to qualify in participating in the lawsuit. Although the form to file a claim is still available online, the class action settlement is now final, as of April 2014.
Composite planks and railings, although gaining popularity, have been the subject of lawsuits due to deterioration and mildew, including suits against the big brand companies, ChoiceDek and Trex.