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shall5867

06:13AM | 04/23/09
Member Since: 10/20/04
7 lifetime posts
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I also own a PBS Modular home, for 4 years now. I'd love to hear what issues you are having. My builder never made PBS aware of issues in the first year or even provided me the warranty. So my problems were mainly builder related and install related. But still, I know there are things that could have been done better from the beginning, such as knowing how to properly hang vinyl siding for one.

shall5867

01:36PM | 06/27/09
Member Since: 10/20/04
7 lifetime posts
My final thoughts on this company--they absolutely know my builder really messed up the installation of my house, but they still do business with him. They also did not know how to correctly hang vinyl siding. They also will allow a home to be ordered with vinyl siding applied directly to the exterior wall, no moisture wrap of any kind.

THUMBS DOWN!

shall5867

10:02AM | 09/08/09
Member Since: 10/20/04
7 lifetime posts
Do not, I repeat, do not trust this company. I have a good contractor at my house today ripping off the vinyl siding that was installed in ridiculous fashion by both PBS and the builder, Warner Homes out of Mercer, Pa. I have lived in the house not quite 5 years yet.

And here is what we found, which is what my new contractor has suspected for a while now:

The exterior walls were nailed so closely together that there was no room for expansion between the sections of sheathing. Therefore I have warped OSB on my exterior walls. My house is not quite 5 years old. The builder told me right after moving in that I had a problem with the vinyl siding being warped, and he then did absolutely nothing about that (its why you get sued, and lose).

And, oh by the way, PBS Modular also has no problem not putting house wrap under vinyl siding-even though the siding manufacturer's manual says it must be installed. And neither did they think it odd to allow the center beam of a cathedral ceiling to drop clear down about 18" into the ceiling--hey, its what the builder ordered ... what do they know . . .

Unfortunately, none of them know anything, except how to run to the bank with your money. Right now I am enjoying giving at least some of their money to an excellent contractor who is worth every dime.
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