where to buy asphalt Shingles at good price?

Old 09-27-04, 07:19 PM
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where to buy asphalt Shingles at good price?

Hi, there,
I already find a contractor to replace my roof, ( currently wood shake ) with asphalt shingles. But I need to buy materials buy myself. I might be interested to buy Landmark TL ( by Certaineed ) or similiar product line. But find the Roofiing supplier store quotes me more and more expensive since July. (I live in North CA, I guess the raining season is about to come, isn't it? ). So I just wonder is there any place I can buy those shingles with reasonable price? My first ideal is to shop them on line. Could anybody give a some point? Price range, etc?

Thanks lot!
Old 09-27-04, 07:50 PM
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I don't think it's so much the beginning of your rainy season as it is the price of crude oil! Petroleum products make up a pretty fair percentage of the shingle which adds some, and those babies are heavy, therefor transportation adds some more and fuel prices have added to it as well.
Old 09-28-04, 01:46 PM
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You might as well pickup a phonebook and check for local building material distributors. Buying building materials online is useless venture in my book. As far as the price going up since spring, fuel surcharges on trucking could be part of it. Trucking companies can eat some fuel pricing changes in the short run, but they cant eat large increases for a long period like we are getting now.
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Correct. Both oil and transportation costs are up.
Also, August to November are the busiest roofing months in the nation....especially September and October.
The roofing manufacturers start running short on supply so the prices will go up. 4 hurricanes certainly don't help that situation

Forget about shopping online.
Just go to your local roofing supply warehouses and buy what you need.
OR....you could wait until December or January to buy.
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In N. Cal ABC, Pacific Supply, R&S & Ford Wholsale are common single suppliers. There are others.

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