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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing4/16/2012, 8:21 AM

    I have A client who I am doing an addition for, her current roof material is Interlock. I got a price from interlock for $7550, another roofing contractor who called Interlock...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Marketing & Sales2/22/2011, 8:33 PM

    Go to post #4 in this thread, written Oct.31, 2003. Mike Finlay’s posts (#11, #14 this thread, written May 2004) add additional good info. The key point is, not every prosp...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Marketing & Sales2/21/2011, 11:41 AM

    Eight years ago we asked the five qualifying questions. We still ask them. It saves us a lot of trouble, and it tends to weed out (rather quickly) the price-shoppers and the...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing1/5/2009, 8:17 AM

    Kynar 500 is a PVDF paint (polyvinylimidine fluoride), which has excellent UV resistance. It's a licensed product, and the license holders are keeping the price up (good old ...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing7/22/2008, 12:33 PM

    It didn't make sense to me either - at first. But then I got to thinking... You strip the roof, and often you find a little wood rot here, a few uneven deck boards there, and ...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing7/22/2008, 7:04 AM

    We've seen this. A local competitor "never" strips the old roof when installing a new metal roof, and we've pointed out to prospects that I&W will not stick to the old roof. S...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing7/8/2008, 3:20 PM

    There are also Allmet and Gerard. for example: http://www.allmet.com/continental.shtml

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing2/11/2008, 7:07 PM

    We install metal roofs, all kinds. 80% of the quality of the roof comes from its installation. So making sure you have a good installer to put it on is more important than cho...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing1/23/2008, 12:01 PM

    We put I&W on first, then the flashings over the I&W. When I've seen I&W fail, it's usually because it was put over metal, and I&W doesn't always stick well to metal, so there'...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing1/9/2008, 4:44 PM

    The web site, like any marketing document, must address: Who's your real customer? What do they need (not necessarily the same as #2 above)? What incentive do you give them to ...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing12/19/2007, 10:36 PM

    Just came back (10 pm) from signing a contract with a homeowner with a bad ice-damming situation. Problem area is a 2:12 hip roof, with 25 year asphalt shingles, 3 ft. of I&W a...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing11/16/2007, 7:09 PM

    Hi Grumpy, Both Gerard and Decra have a "shingle" that looks like an architectural composite shingle. These are designed to be installed directly over the decking or over an ...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing11/11/2007, 9:03 AM

    Steve, read the warranties in detail. Then ask yourself how much confidence you have in the product. The ones I looked at had a very steep front-loaded depreciation curve. So...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing10/4/2007, 8:56 PM

    Thanks tinner! I've always admired your work, and a compliment from you is high praise - but the real credit goes to my team who do outstanding work whether or not I'm around. ...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing10/3/2007, 7:59 PM

    Our shingles are interlocked on all four sides. The basic 4-way interlocking design has been around since about 1946, and has been used by many companies, including Interlock, ...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing10/3/2007, 6:54 PM

    Caulking is usually silicone-based, and I would not expect them to have good elasticity or adhesion past 5-10 years, especially under UV exposure. Sealants are usually polyuret...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing10/3/2007, 11:50 AM

    Each metal system has somewhat different flashing details. We have not had a straight gable-to-gable roof in years, so most of them are chopped up with dormers, valleys, slope...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing10/2/2007, 6:43 PM

    "The only good metal roof is a solderable metal." Jim, I'd have to disagree with you. We've installed aluminum shingles, granulated steel shingles, painted steel shingles, an...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing10/2/2007, 6:31 PM

    We compete against them. The product is decent. Their sales pitch is too high-pressure for my taste, and you have usually no control over which crew or subcontractor ends up d...

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    pgrizPosted new reply in Roofing5/3/2007, 9:41 PM

    C'mon Aaron, you know why. Because it's a lot cheaper than taking off the old roof and dealing with whatever is underneath. :mad:

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