Shipping Update: Don’t Fall Victim to Bait-and-Switch Tactics!

Shipping Update: Don’t Fall Victim to Bait-and-Switch Tactics!

Dear Valued Customer,

Are you concerned about rising shipping costs? Unfortunately, there’s no relief in sight. East Coast rates are expected to surge past $10,000 in July.

We’re urging caution against lowball quotes from importers offering unrealistically low rates (under $5,000). These quotes often lead to hidden surcharges or even undelivered containers.

A Recent Example:

Last week, we encountered a shocking quote where the importer offered a rate of $3,900 for a shipment that realistically costs $9,000. Don’t be a victim of bait-and-switch tactics!

What CMI Offers:

  • Transparency: We provide accurate, up-to-date quotes reflecting current market rates.
  • Reliability: We boast a 98% on-time shipping record, ensuring your materials arrive when you need them.
  • Advanced Tracking: Our state-of-the-art online tracker allows you to monitor your order status in real-time using your PO number.
  • Expertise: As the largest importer of roofing nails in the US, CMI has the knowledge and resources to secure shipping space in this challenging market.
  • Roofing Nails, Plastic Caps, Staples, Construction Nails and more!

CMI is AMERICA’S LARGEST SUPPLIER of roofing nails, and with a complete line of Secure Grip Nail Down Synthetics, High Temp Self-Adhered underlayments, and Ice & Water Self-Adhered, we are ready to meet the needs of our customers.

Don’t Compromise on Delivery:

If you require timely delivery of your roofing nails, contact CMI today! We’re happy to discuss your upcoming needs and provide a reliable solution.

For 66 Years, CMI has been providing high quality building components along with exceptional service and value.  

We will be open on Friday 7/5 to service your business and wish you all a happy Independence Day!

Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) is a national supplier of roofing system component materials and known for BUR (built-up roofing) asphalt with “No Smell”™ odor eliminating technology and its WeatherSeal™ protective packaging, All-Weather™ asphalt felts and coated organic rolls, CMI All-Weather™ modified bitumen rolls, SureGrip™ construction fasteners and roofing nails, Continental’s eco-friendly high density fiberboard roof insulation board and a premium line of SecureGrip™ synthetic roof underlayment products that are sold and used widely throughout the country. CMI has provided value added products and superior service to the roofing industry since 1958.

For more information on CMI products, call (215) 884-4930, visit or contact your local CMI Sales Representative.

Continental Materials