Mar 16, 2022
Michael: Welcome to the roof crafters podcast. My name is Michael Warren. I'm the director of operations at roof crafters. And in this podcast, we talk about everything roofing so we can provide our customers with the best up-to-date information so they can make the best buying decisions for their home.
Chuck: Michael, how are you doing?
Michael: More than Chuck. I'm great. Thanks for asking.
Chuck: Well, I'm glad to be back podcasting and you know, in our pre-talk with our topic today, it couldn't be better for me because you guys just finished my roof and I got me a roof. And, uh, you know, I hated every day pulling into the garage and seeing those streaks down my roof and it absolutely was brand new.
So, man, I want you to dive in, I know you guys have been doing this for what? Close to two years now, I guess washing.
Michael: Yeah. Yeah. It's it's coming up on it. So
Chuck: tell us about the roof, Washington. Tell us what you guys have learned over the past couple of years, because I can tell you about visibly seeing it is it's incredible.
I mean, it will absolutely bring a digital look and brief fact to
Michael: Navy look. Yeah. It's, it's been an amazing service that we've been able to offer and really, really proud of it. Really happy with the results so far. And, you know, it's just, we knew there was a market for roof wash, you know, honestly, with all the calls people calling in and, you know, the amount of people that we talk to and see on a weekly basis, we knew that there was something to it, but we wanted to make sure that we did it right, using the right stuff, taking care of our people like we always do.
So being partnered up with Rufus really has really enabled us to kind of bring people's roofs back to LA. You know, before this, you know, somebody called and said, well, I really just, don't like, I'm a roof look. Well, the only offering we had for them as well, we can replace your roof. But most of the time, you know, customers are really concerned about the way that their roof looks.
Uh, and the roof is 10 to 15 years old. Most of the time, it's not quite time to replace your roof. So we've been happy with the results and, you know, Chuck, like you've seen on your roof, it really does. Bring that roof back and it gives you, it gives you that curb appeal and makes you, it gives you that pride of ownership.
Every time you pulled in that driveway. Now you're not looking at it going, oh God, what an eyesore now you're pulling in going, man. That looks good. Okay. Let's
Chuck: talk about that for just a second, because you know, if you're thinking about renting your house out or selling your house, Or buying a house, you know, request that it be clean.
Uh, you know, uh, if any realtors that are listening, you know, it absolutely is going to make a house more sellable because the roof is 30% of the curb pillow house. I mean, I've done some real estate stuff in the past, so I know that to be true. And, uh, it made a, it made a really big difference here. So obviously there's two parts of this.
I watched the guys wash it and then I watched them treat it. So talk about that treatment and the way that that lasts, because I'm looking at, you know, everyday I look at my neighbor's house across the street. And of course he didn't get home in time to see Ruth get why I'm sure that he would want his watch because this just streaked up like crazy.
So tell us how that works and how long it lasts.
Michael: Yeah, sure. So our processes is a two-part process, uh, and we're not just interested with cleaning the roof. You know, we're interested in cleaning and treating in that roof and that's really, that's really the difference here. And what we're able to offer is we first.
The first step is always inspection, you know, with this. So we still do our thorough roof inspection because we'll, we want to make sure is before we watch that route, before we put all of that water and the treatment in that process on your roof, we want to make sure that there's nothing that would allow water to penetrate into your home.
So plumbing, vents, flashing, shingles, anything, and everything on that roof gets inspected by one of our project managers before we ever get over, give a price. And before we ever come out and. That roof and that's really, really important. And then that next step is going to be, obviously, let's give you that price.
Let's talk about the process and let's go ahead and get you scheduled. So firstly, we want to do let's go ahead and let's apply the chemicals on the roof to start that wash process. The process that we have is actually backed by most major manufacturers. If not all, I, I can't remember off the top of my head.
All manufacturers by now. I know the major ones, Owens Corning, certainty, GAF, you know, so we have some of those big name companies. Now
Chuck: that's the shingle manufacturers. Cause some of these people might not know what these guys do. So you're talking about the actual people that make the shingle, right?
Michael: Yeah. So shingle manufacturers, cause one of the biggest questions we get is how safe is this process from our roof? You know? And it's, especially when you're talking about these homes that are. Uh, brand neighborhoods, very, very nice homes, very steep roofs. You know, they're very concerned that that pride of ownership is very real and it should be for anybody regardless of where you live.
But our, our system is safe, is safer. Your roof. We're not going to be blasting granules off your roof. You're not going to be seeing track marks with a pressure washer. Wand was hitting your roof. So we're going to clean that roof off. And what we want to do is we want to lift that dirt and debris up and off your roof.
So we use a high volume, low pressure. So we're not the system that we use. Doesn't rely on the water, doing the work. The system relies on the chemical. We use on the roof to do the work. So once we applied, it lifts that dirt debris and algae up and off the roof. And then that water, that high volume rents rinses it off the.
Next step is going to be to come in and do your treatment. Now here's where the rubber meets the road because our treatment has copper embedded in the solution. Now it's clear. You'll never see it. It doesn't show up. It doesn't change the look or color of your roof. It's going to dry clear, but we apply that a roof aside treatment onto that roof.
And that's what protects your roof for two years, guaranteed. If that roof starts to grow more blue-green algae or any kind of dirt and debris or streaking, we're going to come back round a wash that roof and get that root back to the way it should look. So two
Chuck: things, my roof was washed this past January.
So two years from now in January, I need to be scheduled to get it washed again. And I'll let you elaborate on that. But that chemical is actually was, uh, correct me if I'm wrong, but it was EPA approved.
Michael: Correct? Yes. It's not bleach. It is a non-belief solution. It's EPA certified and it's safer people, pets and plants.
We're not going to stay in your yard. We're not going to kill your plants or landscaping. There is no toxic fumes or chemicals, so you don't have to leave the house while we're doing this.
Chuck: When the guys wrapped up, I couldn't smell anything. There was nothing that looked burn. Cause I've, I've seen before roof watching, which has happened.
And then bleach and my gosh, this odor and stuff. So when they're sitting there doing it, I smelled nothing. Yeah. Yeah, it was, it was incredible, man. I mean, wrap us up with, uh, something on that, Michael, but I can tell you from firsthand experience.
Michael: Well, we're coming up on spring and that's when everybody starts to get outside and spruce up your house from winter.
And if you'd like us to come out and take a look at your roof and give you an estimate of what it costs to wash your roof, please give us a call or visit our website. Um, so we can get that going for you too. Great process. And I'm positive. You will be happy with the result. Yeah.
Chuck: And, uh, you know, full disclosure, I worked for, uh, Louisiana rope crafters, so full disclosure there, but I still got my roof claim and you can either take my word for it or not, but just check out the videos of it.
It's incredible. So I think it's a great thing. So anyway, we will talk with you again next week,
Michael: right? Yes, sir.