Pabco Shingles...are They Any Good?

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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Pabco Shingles...are They Any Good?

I'm biding against a guy on a large commericial project who uses Pabco shingles. Their $5-10 a square cheaper than anything I would use so Im at quite a disadvantage price-wise. Are these shingles any good? Storm chasers seem to like them. I haven't been impressed with what little I've seen of them. Thanks for your comments.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:07 AM   #2
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Re: Pabco Shingles...are They Any Good?

You already know the answer, but you are just looking for re-affirmation. They are cheap production and storm chaser material. They have a niche in the market, every market needs bottom of the barrell materials. I am in the same boat as you with IKO shingles around here. All the cheapo's and hacks are using IKO and IKO is about $10 a square less than good roofer grade materials.

The question you have to ask yourself is: Do I want to sell the quality of the shingles I am installing and explain why I am more, or do I want to go for the ez sale and sell a cheap shingle?

Depending on the size of the job and potential ROI; I would consider selling a production grade shingle, but only on request, and only after telling the customer I am not too comfortable with the shingle they are requesting and reminding them that shingle failures are not covered by my warranty but are by the manufacturers.


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