Forum Title: Paying more for less!
Has everyone been made aware of almost all of the shingle manufactures shorting their bundles shingles? We are a medI'm size company and deal almost exclusively with Certainteed roofing products, and recently we were informed that Certainteed was putting 20 shingles per bundle instead of 22 shingles per bundle or 3.02 Sq. Ft. After a meeting with our Regional sales rep I found that it is exactly 2 shingles per square that they are intentionally shorting their bundles. Their stance was that ?everyone? else was doing It'so they needed to do it to stay competitive. In the 5,000 square we purchased in 08? 1/3 of those were short which totals 1650 square that were actually short 2 shingles in every bundle. For every 11 Square that are short you lose 1 square of shingles, so that means that paid for 150 square of shingles we never received. That adds up to be a whole lota money in a years time, especI'lly if you Don't know that they are doing it and to the extent that they are doing it. More for the material, more for labor and overhead, less for our wallets when the day is done. I think that if a manufacturer makes a product that is measured and sold by a standard of measurement they should package and sell it by those same standards. In the event that there is a change to how they package their product they should notify their customers of the change, otherwise it appears as though they are intentionally misleading and purposely stealing from their contractors. Sorry this is so long winded I am pretty @%*#!ng MAD about the whole thing. Money is money and stealing is stealing, what does everyone else think about this?
Post By: NATALIE PARKS (Davie, FL), 03/04/2018