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Roy Campbell may be pushing 60, but it looks like 60 might be too scared to push back. He's the kind of roofer who won't tell his crew to tear off faster. Instead, he'll just sprint up the ladder with a shingle remover and set the pace himself. Setting a mind-boggling pace is a theme with Roy, whose company, Telge Roofing, of Cypress, Texas, recently replaced an 80-year-old VFW roof in about 14 hours, solving a problem that had festered for decades, and opening the door to a full renovation of the local landmark. That's just one reason we're calling Roy a GAF Roof Raiser.
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Well-placed shingle nails are crucial for building top-performing roofs. When roofing nails are positioned improperly or driven incorrectly, the roofing system may become vulnerable to issues, such as punctures, buckling, sealing failures, blow-offs, and raised tabs. Ultimately, improperly installed nails result in lost time, lost labor, material waste, and callbacks for roofers.
Roy Campbell may be pushing 60, but it looks like 60 might be too scared to push back. He's the kind of roofer who won't tell his crew to tear off faster. Instead, he'll just sprint up the ladder with a shingle remover and set the pace himself. Setting a mind-boggling pace is a theme with Roy, whose company, Telge Roofing, of Cypress, Texas, recently replaced an 80-year-old VFW roof in about 14 hours, solving a problem that had festered for decades, and opening the door to a full renovation of the local landmark. That's just one reason we're calling Roy a GAF Roof Raiser.
Without guidance, customers may be tempted to mix and match materials from different manufacturers in order to get the lowest roof price up front. However, this may hurt your profits—and, in the long term, their roof.
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Well-placed shingle nails are crucial for building top-performing roofs. When roofing nails are positioned improperly or driven incorrectly, the roofing system may become vulnerable to issues, such as punctures, buckling, sealing failures, blow-offs, and raised tabs. Ultimately, improperly installed nails result in lost time, lost labor, material waste, and callbacks for roofers.
Whether it's a minor roof repair or complete replacement, home improvement projects can be a big expense for homeowners. That's why it's so important for contractors to consider accepting credit card payments in addition to other flexible payment options they may offer.
The year 2020 has significantly changed the roofing industry—from how contractors serve their customers to how they build their skills and knowledge. For starters, training in roofing moved from in person to virtual. And the GAF CARE team embraced this approach to better serve contractors during this challenging time, delivering hundreds of training sessions and employing new training strategies that will benefit contractors in 2021 and beyond.
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