Pabco HO-25 and HZ-25 shingles are installed on many houses around the Puget Sound region (Seattle) of Western Washington. These shingles prematurely fail due to a manufacturers defect. The roof shingles randomly crack across the surface. The affected shingles were sold between 1984 and 1997.

A class action settlement regarding these shingles has been issued. This type of shingle will probably fail prior to reaching its expected life span of 25 years. If you have these shingles installed on your house check out the listed web site to see if you qualify for the class action settlement. Also, retain a licensed roofing contractor to provide replacement costs so a budget for a new roof can be established. This information is provided by Rainier Inspections, Inc., serving King, Snohomish and Pierce counties as a home inspector for 24 years.