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There's also another brand with the same issue. I can't remember the name.

It's a 3-tab shingle with an "applique" - an additional layer of unreinforced asphalt and granules added in spots to create a decorative, dimensional enhancement. The manufacturers state the "map" cracks are cosmetic.

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Must be a region thing, never heard of Pabco.

They were only distributed way out West.

And that some how applies to Kentucky? Please elaborate.

I take it to mean that the problem isn't limited to CertainTeed, but spans a range of manufacturers across different parts of the country.

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From horse's mouth (Certainteed rep here at plant in Norwood MA) "Cracking in the 'applique' (like that) is 'ok'..

(Versus 'cracking through the reinforcement' (the fiberglass-mat).

"It's considered OK in the industry and by the manufacturer. An aesthetic anomaly"

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