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  1. Confused

    What kind of pump and nozzle are u using ?
  2. 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
  3. OK my friends, do you know for sure that your webpage is mobile search friendly ? Over 50% of all searches are from mobile phones, so your website had Best be mobile friendly. Here is a handy free toolhttp://validator.w3.org/mobile/ W3C mobileOK Checker Note: mobileOK tests cannot all be run when file upload is used. In particular, checks at the HTTP level and tests that apply on resources linked from the HTML document cannot be run. Also note that file upload may not work with Internet Explorer on some versions of Windows XP Service Pack 2, see ou… VALIDATOR.W3.ORG If you are on Wordpress (and why wouldn't you be), there are several free plugins that you can easily add to your website that will generate mobile friendly pages automatically! Test your webpage for mobile search compatibility, and fix it ASAP if not mobile compatible, if you want to stay in business.
  4. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    I want to welcome any new members to the Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Training Forum of the RCIA. Please, post here in this thread, so we can get to know you. Introduce yourself, say where you are from, what you currently do, and how we may help you. Remember, the only "stupid roof cleaning question" is the one you don't ask!
  5. 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
  6. 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 !
  7. Suggestion For Air Compressor Oil

    We use Mobil 1 synthetic oil for the gas engine AND the air compressor pump of our big Harbor Freight Air Compressor. Synthetic oil may be used in the compressor pump, unlike regular oil, so by using Synthetic Oil, we only have to carry one kind of oil.
  8. 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
  9. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

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

    Welcome !
  11. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Hello Richard! You are a premium member, so you need to fill out a signature with a link to your web site in it
  12. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Welcome to the RCIA Tim !
  13. Crazy Advertising

    Yes, Lori has been an RCIA Member from day 1 almost
  14. Crazy Advertising

    I got this in an email, asking me to advertise my roof cleaning company on plastic bags given out at this Pharmacy. LOL, as expensive as most prescription drugs are, it is doubtful that these pharmacy customers will have much money left to clean their roofs ! Hello , We see that you service the residents of Hillsborough County. Local Riverview area residents filling their prescriptions have an interest in roof cleaning services and we would like you to consider featuring your services with Apple Roof Cleaning in print on our prescription bags at RX Oasis Pharmacy in Riverview. Our prescription bags are placed directly in the hands of local pharmacy customers daily. To learn more about featuring your roof cleaning services on our prescription bags, use the link below. www.inn-mktg.com/RXOasisRiverview.html For discounted pricing, use link below. http://www.inn-mktg.com/RX-PricingLTO.html Please let me know if you would like to participate with us when you get a minute. E-Mail, call or text me with any questions. However, if the timing is bad or this is not a good fit for you, just send me a quick reply and I will make a note of it. All the best, Mark Allder 407.363.3456
  15. Crazy Advertising

    Once, I bought advertising on the shit house walls. Seriously, a guy I met at the local chamber of commerce sold nice color ads that went inside the shithouse toilet stalls. When I met him, he said he had a shitty deal on advertising, LOL This was 20 + years ago, before cell phones took off, when taking a shit was quite boring. Now, with cell phones, I doubt it would work, but it actually worked quite well for us, more then paid for itself
  16. Crazy Advertising

    Here is another bullshit advertising scheme I just got solicited with, don't waste your advertising money on this kind of crap Good Morning, The reason I am contacting you is because we are going to be creating brand new score cards to be used by all of the golfers at the Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club, in Dover, FL. These scorecards are clipped to every golfer's steering wheel. We would like to feature your business as the industry exclusive to be seen in these by every golfer for 1 year. Featured Benefits: 40,000 rounds of golf are played at the course annually that you'd be featured in front of Middle to high end incomes, business owners and decision makers within the company and family decision makers Several charitable events, tournaments, corporate outings, banquets and weddings along with their popular women's league It's an 18-hole championship golf course that is open to the public The total sponsorship for 12 months is: One spot is a one time fee of $425 The whole bottom right of the score card, which is 3 spots, is a one time fee of $799 Taxes and artwork included I greatly appreciate the consideration. Let me know if this is something you'd like to try out for a year. ALL RESERVATIONS ARE BASED ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
  17. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Welcome Tony! I would say that over 95% of people learned on the job, and never attended any school.
  18. Roof cleaning job in Lake Luzerne, NY -.call for info

    Nice of you to pass a roof cleaning lead on, that is out of your area. Michigan is my home state, born in Detroit, raised in Warren and Hazel Park. Caught a Muskie in the St Clair River down in Algonac. Been to Port Huron quite a bit.
  19. Defective Dura Lock Stone Coated Steel Roof !

    Contact Gerard, their contact info is at the start of this thread. It is not your fault, but the condo association does not know that.
  20. Defective Dura Lock Stone Coated Steel Roof !

    We were contracted to clean a stone coated steel type roof here locally. No pressure washing was used to clean this roof, because we all know what pressure can do to a roof. Besides, we don't even own a pressure washer! The cleaning solution for this was the cleaning solution we have used on hundreds of Gerard, Decra, and other stone coated steel roofs. We have never had a problem like this. In fact, our cleaning solution is the same as the suggested solution on the companies own website! We came along, and did our job, but it revealed this, pre existing damage that was hiddden to us by the black algae that covered this roof. The homeowner seemed happy when we left, and wrote us a 1200 dollar check for our services. He then stopped payment on it. I contacted the company that bought out Dura Lock, and was informed that these Dura Lock Stone Coated Steel roofs were a big problem. He informed me that there are plenty of lawsuits and class action lawsuits against Dura Lock. Guys, as a teacher of roof cleaning, i tell you to BEWARE of any Dura Lock roof! Modern Stone Coated Steel Roofs seem to be holding up fine, but if a customer tells you they have a Dura Lock Stone Coated Steel Roof, think again before you clean it!! You might get blamed like we just did for a roof that has been proven to fail. The black algae might cover the loss of granules, and when you come along and clean it, you will become "the bad guy"! You can see in these pictures sent to us by the homeowner of this Dura Lock Roof that there is granule loss, and you can see it (the red granules) in the grass. This damage was pre existing, and Dura Lock roofs it turns out were well known for this! You can also see this granule loss, on the roof itself. You can also see we did not cause this, or the entire roof would be losing granules, since our cleaning solution touched every tile on this roof! Even though this homeowner stopped payment to us, he still demanded to know who our Insurance Company was, and has already contacted them. Here are the pictures guys
  21. 17 GPM ALL-FLO Air Diaphragm Pump is NOT like the others!

    If you are using that much line and doing 2 story roofs, you will want to be sure to have at least 5/8 diameter hose.
  22. What is SH ?

    SH is very much like Bread, it is always best when fresh.
  23. North Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning 33647

    Here is a barrel tile roof we cleaned a few weeks ago. This home is located in the North Tampa area, in zip code 33647. We did this job nearly 6 years ago, but the customer is selling this home, and wanted his tile roof to look brand new again. This is a very exclusive area of Tampa! In fact, this area is full of football players!
  24. Securing Equipment

    We use dedicated straps screwed into the bed of the truck flatbed
  25. What is SH ?

    SH always means Sodium Hypochlorite - Good Question BTW !