Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2015

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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Te tools CertainTeed Roofng ofers to remodelers include its "Business Resource Catalog," which is designed to provide busi- ness tools. Tree apps are available on Apple and Android devices — the CT Visualizer, the Roofng Selection Guide and the Shingle Installation Manual — to aid in the selection process with homeowners and the installation process on jobsites. Pecora describes the com- pany's contractor programs of ShingleMaster and Select ShingleMaster as "a big diference maker for contractors." Along with receiv- ing visibility on the CertainTeed website, those within the program have access to the MyEDGE website where they can access mar- keting materials, track credential information and register warranties. Pecora explains that program members can ofer better warranties to customers by meeting criteria like using the full system of products. Petersen Aluminum Corp. ofers two types of warranties, Petersen explains. One is a fn- ish warranty which comes with the product. Te other is a weather-tight warranty that re- quires the approval of construction drawings and details prior to installation, which will be followed by a pre-approval letter being issued to the contractor. A follow-up review of shop drawings and 80 percent of projects require a physical inspection of the jobsite before a war- ranty letter is issued to the installing contractor. Te company also provides a jobsite tool in the hammers, and we show them how to install the Gerard stone-coated metal roofng systems," Davis says. "Guys come in already being good roofers; they're just learning how to make sure the installation process is followed so the cus- tomer gets the results they're expecting." Today, people are considering the type of roof- ing to be as important as the type of siding." In response to this desire for personalization, Ply Gem Roofng has introduced new shapes, like its "beaver tailed slate" and "radius butt end" to provide more options especially for historical projects. CertainTeed Roofng has been developing cool colors, as mentioned, but also intro- duced its NorthGate SBS Modifed Asphalt Shingles. Pecora explains this material has greater fexibility, meaning the shingles resist cracking which allows them to be installed in severe weather conditions. TOOLS FOR JOBS Although the style, color and energy efciency of a roofng system may be important compo- nents of the selection process, proper installa- tion is key for making the selected roof efec- tive, which is why roofng manufacturers ofer trainings and materials to users. Headwaters Roofng Group has six training centers located around the U.S. and in Canada where they provide training on a monthly basis. "We have contractors come to us, and they learn how to handle all aspects of the roof- ing. Tey bring their tool belts, gloves and ALLMET ROOFING BY HEADWATERS ROOFING GROUP is a stone-coated metal roofing system that provides the durability of metal roofing in the profiles of wood shake, genuine slate and shingle roofing. It is installed on a batten or counter-batten grid. Circle 41 on inquiry card PETERSEN ALUMINUM CORP. offers standing-seam metal roofing in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. The roofing is available in 38 colors and all include a 20-year finish warrarty; an optional weather-tightness warranty is also available. Circle 42 on inquiry card PRODUCT TRENDS: Roofing 62 August 2015 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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