PABCO Shingles company overview

PABCO Roofing Products recently celebrated 25 years of manufacturing asphalt/fiberglass roof shingles from its Tacoma, Washington base. The company was formed when Pacific Coast Building Products purchased CertainTeed’s west coast operations. The firm makes traditional 3-tab, laminated, and signature-cut dimensional shingles which are distributed through a dealer network. PABCO products are specified by builders and designers for new construction and residential reroofing.

PABCO Shingles warranty

PABCO shingles follow the current industry conventions, offering 30, 40, and 50-year limited warranties (depending on the product line). An upgrade to Limited Lifetime Warranty is available, but conditions apply. Details are available on the company’s website. All PABCO shingles carry a Class-A Fire Rating.

PABCO Shingles

PABCO’s economy shingle is the SG-30® 3-tab, available in a dozen colors. An affordable roofing choice, it is wind rated to 60 mph.

Their Premier® line offers “distinctive shadowing and random patterns” in 12 blended colors. Wind protection for this heavier grade ranges from 70 to 90 mph, depending on selected weight/warranty. Scotchgard-brand algae protection is optional. The Premier Advantage® heavyweight line features a unique angled cut, 50-year warranty, and 110 mph wind rating – 4 earth-tone colors, 400 pounds per Square.

PABCO’s Precise® brand is an unusual laminated shingle using a triangle cut in three muted color choices (40-year, 100 mph). Cascade™ offers a similar distinctive diamond pattern in 4 Gothic-themed color blends (50-year, 110 mph).

Top of the line is Paramount® and Paramount Advantage® signature cut shingles are designed for larger-scale roofs. They use an unusual puzzle-piece cut design in five traditional colors, 7 for Advantage. Both include 50-year warranties, algae protection 110 mph ratings. All PABCO dimensional shingles use cut, laminated layers of varying weights.

Review of Paradigm Shingles:

Cost: PABCO offers the complete range of modern fiberglass shingle choices, from economy to luxury. Installation costs are typical for asphalt-based shingles.

Rating: 9 out of 10.

Installation: PABCO’s 3-tab and laminated shingles are fairly easy to install, with some variation for signature cut profiles. Basic carpentry skills and tools are required.

Rating: 9 out of 10

Durability: Depending on brand line selection, PABCO’s shingles can be expected to last from 30 to 50 years, with some variation for climate extremes. Gale force winds can damage the lesser-weight choices. Asphalt/fiberglass-based shingles lose surface granules over time, but little or no maintenance is needed.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Aesthetics: PABCO offers a strong line of traditional and innovative color blend choices Their signature cut shapes provide a distinctive look, departing from the usual square-edged tab designs available industry-wide. It’s likely there’s a style choice suitable for nearly any architectural type.

Rating: 8 out of 10

PABCO Warranty: PABCO shingles come with the typical range of 30 to 50-year warranties, with Limited Lifetime also available. Defects due to installer error aren’t likely, since these use established methods. Their top-end offerings garner a 9 out of 10 Rating.

PABCO is a customer-focused West Coast manufacturer of fiberglass-based shingles, offering a full and diverse line of high-quality roofing products. Their shingle lines include unique profiles and color blends for a wide range of tastes.

Contact information:

PABCO Roofing Products
1718 Thorne Road
Tacoma, WA 98421-3207

Phone: 253-272-0374
Fax: 253-572-4997

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