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  2. Metering valves . Yes or no

    Metering valves do they work?
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    This is a year old?
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  5. Hey Guys We are making a series on our channel on how to build a rig the right way the 1st time. Our company is pumping out a ton of quality content so make sure you check it out and subscribe. Here is the link enjoy! 1 of many to come this is only part 1
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    What kind of pump and nozzle are u using ?
  7. Did you know that our planet receives enough energy from the sun that it can power the whole world? Imagine how much energy that is. Solar can replace all the energy that the world uses today. It is no wonder then that more and more people want to take advantage of this valuable natural resource, and many already are. Due to this new trend in roofing and, following the supply and demand principle of the market, roofers and roofing companies are starting to include solar roofing to their service offerings. Solar roofing involves installing a solar or photovoltaic panel system on the roof, and adding it to your services could significantly benefit you. However, it does require somewhat different expertise, and it involves certain challenges and changes to your business, so before you get into it get informed on some of the most important ones explained below. Certifications and Licensing First things first, it is important to obtain proper licensing and certificates for solar photovoltaic contractors. These regulations may be different in different areas, but generally, they are here to protect the customer from improper installations and unsafe practices. Solar is usually classified as a specialty under the general electrician or plumbing area, therefore a licensed general electrician can usually perform solar contracting jobs. Make sure always to check your local rules and regulations, since they may vary. While certificates are not obligatory, licenses are. Every contractor and contracting company must be properly licensed. When it comes to certificates, they are additional confirmations of your certain set of skills that focus on something specific or a more narrow area of expertise. It is always a welcome addition and proof of knowledge. Education and Training If you do not have the needed knowledge or experience as an electrical installer, then a smart thing to do is to acquire some additional education and training. There are many courses of different duration, from full-time to intensive, which you can attend or offer to your employees and roofing professionals. Attending some workshops and specific training for solar system installations can greatly benefit your business, improve your employees’ skills, and eventually attract more clients. Financial Aspect of Expanding Your Business Like in any other business, sufficient funds should be at hand if you are a roofer who wants to expand your business towards solar installations. However, keep in mind that solar panels command more investment since the market prices are still very high. The cost that you will include in your budget might involve the cost of registration and the license, the cost of equipment and materials and finances towards marketing and advertising. An important factor in securing your new solar business would be to familiarize yourself with the tax incentives available in your area. By making use of these incentives, solar panels become more cost effective for your prospective clients. Material Source By establishing a good relationship with a wholesale supplier and identifying yourself as a contractor might help you to get deals on materials. For solar installation, specific equipment is required; some of the equipment you might already have from your roofing business. If you already have a large truck or van which you use in your roofing business, it will come in handy during the transportation of solar panels and equipment. This is one large cost that can be avoided. Making sure you have the right tools for a solar electric installation is however very important for a successful solar business and cutting corners in this area will not benefit you. Other Challenges (Logistical, Personnel, Mental Shift) Expanding your roofing business towards solar power installations can be challenging. Solar technology is frequently changing which means you will have to keep up to date with the latest trends. The prices in the market of solar power can also vary depending on which area you are, and this can make a contractor uncertain of pricing. What might add to the stressful adaptation are the high demand in capital and the registration and certification processes. For you to be seen as a professional solar installation business, you and your team will need to undergo adequate training. Even though training might seem like a time-consuming process and extra expense, one should take this opportunity to learn something new that will for sure improve your business shortly. As solar power might still seem foreign in some areas, the need to build consumer awareness about the product might be significant. As marketing, your business and its new service will become part of your sales strategy, consumer awareness about solar technology will have to be kept in mind as well. If you are already running a successful roofing business or one that is at least providing you and your workers a steady income each month, then there is no need to rush things. Consider your new solar expansion as an upgraded service you have to offer your clients. Your business, together with his name does not have to change drastically overnight. Allow transition to happen casually as you deliver a professional solar installation service one house at a time. As the solar technology grows in its field without a doubt, so will your business. Author: Mattea Jacobs Short bio: Mattea Jacobs is a freelance writer who mostly writes about both interior and exterior home design, and environmentally-friendly ways to improve homes. She is also a green activist and a mother of tw
  8. Pressure Washing Training with support of Lori at PWP!!!!!

    Hey Guys new video about training new content coming soon make sure to check it out! and new classes
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    A few questions: What are you using to apply your mix with, and how are you laying down the chem, are you misting and laying down a few light coats at a time or are you just laying it down to the point of saturation in one heavy coat. Don't know how long you've been at this so I hope I'm not offending you. Just trying to help you get your issue solved because to me it really sounds like a technique thing
  10. IS your roof cleaning website mobile search friendly ?

    download responsive mobile friendly website from https://www.sktthemes.net/shop/cleaning-company-wordpress-theme/. It is highly responsive with contact for 7 features.
  11. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Welcome to all of the new guys showing up. This is a great place to be, and a huge benefit to your business. Learn how to be the best one of the best roof cleaners in the nation and join up!
  12. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Hello Isiah, and welcome! The websites look great, however, only paid premium members can come here, and post live links. And, we only allow ONE link per thread. So, I have removed your active links. It is only 129.00 for a Premium Membership
  13. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Hello fellow pressure washers and roof cleaners! Just completed my online website and excited about joining, hope to learn and give a lot of useful information in the future!
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    I did a roof the other day and used cling on from pressure tek. They say to use 1/2 to 1 ounce per gallon on your chemical mix. So not really knowing to much about this stuff I went ahead and used 1 ounce per gallon bringing the total to 55 ounces. The run off was crazy. The roof was about 2000 sqft and only had 2 down spouts on the house, I could have filled up a 5 gallon bucket with the amount of runoff that we had and the sides that didn't have gutters well my guy was just saturating the areas with no gutters. Any answer would help dramatically. Thank you in advance.
  15. Confused

    I did a roof the other day and used cling on from pressure tek. They say to use 1/2 to 1 ounce per gallon on your chemical mix. So not really knowing to much about this stuff I went ahead and used 1 ounce per gallon bringing the total to 55 ounces. The run off was crazy. The roof was about 2000 sqft and only had 2 down spouts on the house, I could have filled up a 5 gallon bucket with the amount of runoff that we had and the sides that didn't have gutters well my guy was just saturating the areas with no gutters. Any answer would help dramatically. Thank you in advance.
  16. So I read this thread, because yesterday I bought two packs of HTH granular pool shock which is Calcium Hypochlorite. Apparently I need to take that back ASAP. That said, my other take away is using a liquid and not CH but rather SH. I can pick this up at Leslie Pool supply. But what I'm missing is the dilution or mixture ratio. I have a 5 gallon detergent container. Can someone help with this? I'm using a downstream injector with an Xjet wand.
  17. Service area map?

    Using the plugin from google itself works wonders, if your using wordpress and elementor pro then youll be golden and set the way i have mines are set up differently just for testing purposes you can check them out here! Pressure Washing Winter Springs & Roof Cleaning Orlando
  18. SEO Help Needed: Incoming Links?

    We usually do not allow outgoing links from non paying members. However, there is excellent content on your link I feel our members should read, to educate themselves on SEO. Thanks for posting !
  19. SEO Help Needed: Incoming Links?

    Learn as much as you can about Getting Backlinks , or if you know you don't have the time, you can pay a seo company to do the services for you, but unless it is AdWords, it's not something that happens instantly
  20. IS your roof cleaning website mobile search friendly ?

    Very good thing to take into consideration, through google analytics, more than 60% of my traffic are by mobile users!
  21. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Remember Chris, the only stupid question is the one we could have answered to keep you from making a mistake. So, if there is any question about roof cleaning you have, ask away
  22. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Thank You. Great to be here.
  23. Spotty vinyl siding after soft wash

    It's oxidized siding, yes? Brush the whole thing with F13.
  24. Spotty vinyl siding after soft wash

    We use Gain for our surfactant. After some research, I found out it was oxidation. Yes even vinyl oxidizes. The good news is that the owner notified me a few days later to inform me the spots faded away!
  25. Discoloration on metal roof

    It's been a while since I last dropped in. I trust everyone is busy! Here is a question for you. The crew cleaned a composite roof a few weeks ago. The owner just emailed me a photo of a metal roof in back (perhaps over a porch). She stated "We might need to hit the zinc roof over the back with some water as well for it has an acid burn look to it". I don't believe hitting it with water is going to do anything. Suggestions?
  26. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Welcome Chris ! You are a Premium Member, so if you need my help, just message me !
  27. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Hi guys, new member here. Been cleaning roofs for a few years, but always eager to keep refining my methods and becoming more efficient by learning from others. Glad to be here!
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