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Workplace conflict can arise across many working environments and can lead to unmotivated staff and poor working relationships, both on and off the roof. The right de-escalation techniques can help defuse situations as well as foster more cohesive working relationships going forward.
One year after the pandemic began, Trent Cotney of Cotney Attorneys & Consultants has seen firsthand how COVID changed roofing. Here, he shares insights into what contractors are concerned about as well as tips on how to successfully navigate the roofing industry in this new environment.
We recently interviewed Nick and Tony Renner of Renner Roofing, a GAF Master Elite* contractor in Welch, Minnesota. They started their company in 2016, serving the mostly rural region of southern Minnesota. We asked them about the history of their company and their experience with Timberline®HDZ™ Shingles.
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Workplace conflict can arise across many working environments and can lead to unmotivated staff and poor working relationships, both on and off the roof. The right de-escalation techniques can help defuse situations as well as foster more cohesive working relationships going forward.
We recently interviewed Nick and Tony Renner of Renner Roofing, a GAF Master Elite* contractor in Welch, Minnesota. They started their company in 2016, serving the mostly rural region of southern Minnesota. We asked them about the history of their company and their experience with Timberline®HDZ™ Shingles.
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How do you pick the right attic vent? The first step is to check out this 60-second video and learn about the 1:300 rule, the difference between intake and exhaust ventilation, and why proper ventilation is so important to get right.To help calculate your attic ventilation needs, visit GAF Ventilation Calculator.
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Gary Kearns of Kearns Brothers Inc, a GAF Master Elite Contractor serving the Dearborn, Michigan, area, discusses how his company's early adoption of GAF tools — including GAF SmartMoney and GAF Project — helped his company be prepared to serve customers remotely, offer financing options, and rise to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
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Thanks to tools like digital measurement, payment platforms, and teleconferencing, there's no need to sell from inside the customer's home. Each step of the process can be done while respecting the social distancing practices that protect your crew and your customers. Find out about GAF selling solutions — like GAF SmartMoney, GAF Project, GAF e360, and more — all designed to work with your business goals, and with each other, to help you keep protecting your customer and crews. And remember, whatever your business goal — even responsible social distancing — you can Get there with GAF.Learn more about the benefits of GAF Project.
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Greta Bajrami, CEO of Golden Group Roofing, a GAF Master Elite Contractor serving the Westborough, Massachusetts area, discusses how her company's approach to no-contact installations — using EagleView, drones, e-mail and text — enables her crews to protect the roof while also maintaining her customers' safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
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GAF SmartMoney is the new, completely paperless payment solution that securely accepts virtually any form of payment, processes financing approvals in as little as 60 seconds, and helps close more sales. It also includes a backend contractor dashboard for tracking all your checks, credit cards, and financial transactions. Watch this video to learn more about out how the secure, contactless, end-to-end digital SmartMoney process can help your customers find personal and financial peace of mind. Vist the GAF SmartMoney Finance and Payment Solutions page to learn about loan limits, multi-lender capabilities, and much more.
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Danny McLaughlin of Scro's Roofing Company, a GAF Master Elite Contractor serving the community in and around Raleigh, North Carolina, offers a few tips on helping customers afford a new roof during the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
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GAF QuickMeasure is the complete aerial roofing measurement software that delivers roof measurements in under an hour for single-family homes, and under 24 hours for multi-family and commercial properties. For as little as $15 a report, it's the only roof measuring tool you need.
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Benjamin Fisher, owner of The Big Fish Contracting Company, a GAF Master Elite® Contractor serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, shares a handful of tips for offering excellent no-contact customer service and financing options during the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
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You don't have to spend money on pre-made flashing for kick-out areas. They are an important part of flashing, but fabricating them yourself using the pig ear technique is easier than you think — with no cuts. And hey, if you can roof a home: you can make a pig ear flashing!
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How do you pick the right attic vent? The first step is to check out this 60-second video and learn about the 1:300 rule, the difference between intake and exhaust ventilation, and why proper ventilation is so important to get right.To help calculate your attic ventilation needs, visit GAF Ventilation Calculator.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Gary Kearns of Kearns Brothers Inc, a GAF Master Elite Contractor serving the Dearborn, Michigan, area, discusses how his company's early adoption of GAF tools — including GAF SmartMoney and GAF Project — helped his company be prepared to serve customers remotely, offer financing options, and rise to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Thanks to tools like digital measurement, payment platforms, and teleconferencing, there's no need to sell from inside the customer's home. Each step of the process can be done while respecting the social distancing practices that protect your crew and your customers. Find out about GAF selling solutions — like GAF SmartMoney, GAF Project, GAF e360, and more — all designed to work with your business goals, and with each other, to help you keep protecting your customer and crews. And remember, whatever your business goal — even responsible social distancing — you can Get there with GAF.Learn more about the benefits of GAF Project.
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Greta Bajrami, CEO of Golden Group Roofing, a GAF Master Elite Contractor serving the Westborough, Massachusetts area, discusses how her company's approach to no-contact installations — using EagleView, drones, e-mail and text — enables her crews to protect the roof while also maintaining her customers' safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
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GAF SmartMoney is the new, completely paperless payment solution that securely accepts virtually any form of payment, processes financing approvals in as little as 60 seconds, and helps close more sales. It also includes a backend contractor dashboard for tracking all your checks, credit cards, and financial transactions. Watch this video to learn more about out how the secure, contactless, end-to-end digital SmartMoney process can help your customers find personal and financial peace of mind. Vist the GAF SmartMoney Finance and Payment Solutions page to learn about loan limits, multi-lender capabilities, and much more.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Danny McLaughlin of Scro's Roofing Company, a GAF Master Elite Contractor serving the community in and around Raleigh, North Carolina, offers a few tips on helping customers afford a new roof during the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
VIDEO ARTICLE
GAF QuickMeasure is the complete aerial roofing measurement software that delivers roof measurements in under an hour for single-family homes, and under 24 hours for multi-family and commercial properties. For as little as $15 a report, it's the only roof measuring tool you need.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Benjamin Fisher, owner of The Big Fish Contracting Company, a GAF Master Elite® Contractor serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, shares a handful of tips for offering excellent no-contact customer service and financing options during the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
VIDEO ARTICLE
You don't have to spend money on pre-made flashing for kick-out areas. They are an important part of flashing, but fabricating them yourself using the pig ear technique is easier than you think — with no cuts. And hey, if you can roof a home: you can make a pig ear flashing!
VIDEO ARTICLE
How do you pick the right attic vent? The first step is to check out this 60-second video and learn about the 1:300 rule, the difference between intake and exhaust ventilation, and why proper ventilation is so important to get right.To help calculate your attic ventilation needs, visit GAF Ventilation Calculator.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Gary Kearns of Kearns Brothers Inc, a GAF Master Elite Contractor serving the Dearborn, Michigan, area, discusses how his company's early adoption of GAF tools — including GAF SmartMoney and GAF Project — helped his company be prepared to serve customers remotely, offer financing options, and rise to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Thanks to tools like digital measurement, payment platforms, and teleconferencing, there's no need to sell from inside the customer's home. Each step of the process can be done while respecting the social distancing practices that protect your crew and your customers. Find out about GAF selling solutions — like GAF SmartMoney, GAF Project, GAF e360, and more — all designed to work with your business goals, and with each other, to help you keep protecting your customer and crews. And remember, whatever your business goal — even responsible social distancing — you can Get there with GAF.Learn more about the benefits of GAF Project.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Greta Bajrami, CEO of Golden Group Roofing, a GAF Master Elite Contractor serving the Westborough, Massachusetts area, discusses how her company's approach to no-contact installations — using EagleView, drones, e-mail and text — enables her crews to protect the roof while also maintaining her customers' safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
VIDEO ARTICLE
GAF SmartMoney is the new, completely paperless payment solution that securely accepts virtually any form of payment, processes financing approvals in as little as 60 seconds, and helps close more sales. It also includes a backend contractor dashboard for tracking all your checks, credit cards, and financial transactions. Watch this video to learn more about out how the secure, contactless, end-to-end digital SmartMoney process can help your customers find personal and financial peace of mind. Vist the GAF SmartMoney Finance and Payment Solutions page to learn about loan limits, multi-lender capabilities, and much more.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Danny McLaughlin of Scro's Roofing Company, a GAF Master Elite Contractor serving the community in and around Raleigh, North Carolina, offers a few tips on helping customers afford a new roof during the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
VIDEO ARTICLE
GAF QuickMeasure is the complete aerial roofing measurement software that delivers roof measurements in under an hour for single-family homes, and under 24 hours for multi-family and commercial properties. For as little as $15 a report, it's the only roof measuring tool you need.
VIDEO ARTICLE
Benjamin Fisher, owner of The Big Fish Contracting Company, a GAF Master Elite® Contractor serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, shares a handful of tips for offering excellent no-contact customer service and financing options during the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.
VIDEO ARTICLE
You don't have to spend money on pre-made flashing for kick-out areas. They are an important part of flashing, but fabricating them yourself using the pig ear technique is easier than you think — with no cuts. And hey, if you can roof a home: you can make a pig ear flashing!
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