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  1. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic The 29 Second Pitch   

    Thanks Chris. Your compliment means a lot!
  2. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic The 29 Second Pitch   

    What a Great Post! 
  3. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic "New Entry" button in Blogs tab not working?   

    Thanks
  4. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic "New Entry" button in Blogs tab not working?   

    The Forum was reset, maybe that did it ? I emailed support, we will see whats up!
  5. bigragu714 added a post in a topic Roof Cleaning Chemical terms explained   

    It started up north last year....when roof cleaning first started up here we were getting 5-600 a roof. now those same roofs are going for around 3-350 and there are so many low ballers out there. its got so competitive that people are bashing the bleach part and scaring the customers into some biodegradable product. bleach is bad for roof. bleach kills plants, bleach will change the color of your shingles.Blah Blah Blah.... i am trying very hard not to budge on the the price and keep it where it should be but these guys up here....they are insane in what they are charging. last year a roof i came low on at the end of the season just to keep guys working cause we were running on fumes work wise..., so the roof should have been around 1200-1300 had alot of moss and lichen as well as streaks. anyway, i came in at 795...just enough for the guys to work,pay for chemicals and put 125 in my pocket...i walk to front door with estimate saying to myself...ok i got this one....hoomeowner says...sorry your $200 more than the other guy (they always tell you the company's name....well most times)
     
    instead of class on how to do this or how to do that...how about a class on pricing before some of you guys graduate and come into the roof cleaning world.....there will always be low ballers out there, especially with the economy and what it is but seriously guys.....FIX YOUR PRICING
  6. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Warranty Cleaning Of Algae Resistant Shingles   

    We cleaned a roof last year that had "mildew resistant" shingles. The HO notified the shingle manufacturer of the problem. The manufacturer stated they would reimburse the HO up to a certain amount. The HO paid us for the job, sent the invoice to the manufacturer and they sent a check back to the HO. Sweat... However there is a catch. The HO must have a copy of the shingle warranty or proof of purchase. Most owners either don't get a copy or the contractor that built the house or last replaced the roof doesn't give that to the HO. Then five to seven years later when the black streaks begin to appear, a warranty or proof of purchase is no where to be found and the HO has to flip the bill.
  7. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a topic in Marketing Non Pressure Roof Cleaning   

    The 29 Second Pitch
    People today are constantly bombarded with advertisements from every direction by companies and other people trying to sell them products or services. We have become quick to ignore or filter out the barrage of sales pitches.
    When you’re promoting your roof cleaning business face to face with others and you don’t make an impression after 30 seconds, you will be forgotten about. Hence you must always be ready with your 29 second pitch. The pitch must answer five questions:
     
    What is the problem? Add drama or fear to make it more interesting. What is it that I do? What is my cause or product? How can my service better people’s lives or make them financially better off? How am I different from the others (differentiation)? Here is my 29 second pitch as an illustration:
     
    We’re being invaded and most people don’t even realize it yet. Have you noticed any rooftops that have ugly black streaks and stains? That’s air born algae that quickly multiply and spread over the roof’s surface. Besides being unsightly, it’s destructive and costly. Roughly 50% of roofs are replaced simply due to their ugly appearance or premature deterioration that could have been prevented. I’m here to bring you the good news that Advantage Roof Cleaning Company has a safe and inexpensive process that kills the algae, cleans away the streaks and restores the shingles to their proper condition.
     
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  8. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a topic in General Discussion   

    "New Entry" button in Blogs tab not working?
    I'm attempting to enter a new blog topic but the "New Entry" button seems to be inactive. Is anyone else experiencing this? It worked the last time I entered an blog topic.
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  9. Liberty SoftWash added a post in a topic Warranty Cleaning Of Algae Resistant Shingles   

    We have done a couple roofs last year where the manufacture paid us to clean them for the homeowner.
  10. smittyshomeservices added a post in a topic Post Pictures Of Your Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Rigs   

    We are particularly fond of having our pull-behind trailer however, we are looking at an enclosed trailer.  

  11. Pacific Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Join the RCAI....not   

    Yeah I'd stick with the handsome old dude. Anyone that goes ice fishing in his
    Skivvies is alright in my book.
  12. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a topic in Asphalt & Fiberglass Shingle Roof Cleaning   

    Warranty Cleaning Of Algae Resistant Shingles
    Tamko, Certainteed, GAF Roofing, Owens Corning, Elk, and other shingle roofing manufacturers make these algae and mildew resistant shingles. They have guarantees on them not to get dirty.
    My company gets a considerable amount of work by cleaning these shingles with our safe, non pressure system.
     
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  13. JCstomper added a post in a topic Paying Your Employees   

    pretty much exactly what we do... has anyone every thought about having their employees sign a non compete clause? I actually had a guy this week as for a job.. and then asked to be a business partner OR to buy his own equipment and be a sub..... I would hate to have a employee work for a year, then go and open his own gig..... a Non compete clause would fix this problem... I mean hell.. they are learning the ratios and such.. especially with roofs.
  14. ksroofs added a post in a topic Post Pictures Of Your Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Rigs   

    the red one was my first rig, I used it for the start of my roof cleaning career, so maybe 3 months or so?
     
    The orange one is my main setup and trailer, and the ranger I just got and have a setup going into the back of that one, and I believe we are getting a partial wrap on the cab and then plastic dipping the rest of it



  15. Liberty SoftWash added a post in a topic Post Pictures Of Your Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Rigs   

    1st was the trailer, then came the box truck




  16. A to Z Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Paying Your Employees   

    Good luck with the new guy Larry.
  17. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a topic in Asphalt & Fiberglass Shingle Roof Cleaning   

    Post Pictures Of Your Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Rigs
    Here are some non pressure roof cleaning rigs we have had, over the years.
    We like flatbed trucks, but some like trailers or box trucks.
     

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  18. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic Join the RCAI....not   

    Waste of time, when this says it all! 
     

  19. Brian C. Jackson added a post in a topic Join the RCAI....not   


    Looks like starting with the truth would be a good start
  20. Liberty SoftWash added a post in a topic Slate roof cleaning in Craley, PA 17312   

    Thanks Art.
  21. Spray Wash added a topic in Metal Roof Cleaning   

    Tallahassee Roof Cleaning 32308
    Metal Roofs need cleaning attention too! This metal roof is only 3 years old and look how dirty it has become. Much like an asphalt shingle, the "dirt" tends to multiply at a rapid pace. JUst like on dirty, algae infested asphalt shingles, and accumulation of algae, grime, and moisture can rapidly increase the deterioration factor on this type roof, causing the finish to fail prematurely. Additionally, pollen, and leaves tens to stick to the dirty metal roof , making it appear even more dirty!
     
    One of the biggest differences in cleaning a metal roof from cleaning a shingle roof, is that they must be thoroughly rinsed. Also, wet, algae covered metal is extremely slick and dangerous to walk on, and this cleaning should ONLY be attempted by a trained professional!
     
    A cleaning of a roof this size will typically take between 2-4 hours. If you would like more information about cleaning your roof in Tallahassee, Florida, feel free to call Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning at 850-528-3226, or visit out website at http://www.spray-wash.com






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  22. A to Z Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic An other example of how NOT to clean a roof   

    You can get 6'x3 banners from vista print for like $20. You just need to spend some time on the design yourself.
    These are fairly thick too.
  23. Liberty SoftWash added a post in a topic Thank you!   

    The blog feature is awesome.
  24. Liberty SoftWash added a post in a topic Slate roof cleaning in Craley, PA 17312   


    Yes Chris I am a member on there, when we do slate I always do a video and post it over there.
  25. Liberty SoftWash added a post in a topic Slate roof cleaning in Craley, PA 17312   


    Not hard Zach just takes more time then a asphalt roof.