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RE: How long should I expect a roof to stay algae free?
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From all my business and marketing classes I took in college it basically comes to what to charge. Setting a price that is too low can be way more damaging than setting your price way high. A low low price can greatly affect one's image as a true professional. However, it priced too high one is limiting his market. Just remember we are all out to make a decent income but we do not want to make it all on one job. LOL

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Ohh and I forget to say that from what I have read on this forum is that a two year guarantee sounds like a good middle number. Long enough to sound good but short enough to cover your tail if the stains come back before expected.

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Hi Chris, good to see you posting. I lost a job to you recently in queenstown?? I think it was. The guy told me your price after I gave him mine. I told him you were just as good as any certified cleaner and that I was not going to undercut you. I don't play that game. I do come down on price sometimes, but not just to push out another quality contractor. I just wanted you to know that.


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Thanks Bill. I appreciate your honesty. I feel the same way. I don't lower my prices to beat out my competition. Instead I try to justify my prices and out sell my competition. If I know of another quality no pressure roof cleaning contractor bidding the same job, I will often tell the customer that they will be making a good decision with either one of us, just stay away from the guy that wants to pressure wash your roof.


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I love hearing local contractors getting along and cooperating. We have actually asked one of our local guys what his price was and over bid it so he would get the job, because we knew he needed it. Plus it was on his side of town. Theres only one local guy that openly underbids us, and usually by 1/2. he's been in business 7 years and is thriving. I dont know how....

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I definently agree Scott that local guys working together is great and benefits us all. Btw, did you see his article in Living Magazine? If not, let me know and ill fax you a copy. It sometimes makes me think that people could care less about the process. TRC right?



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Yea I saw it. It was supposed to be our article there, and when the mag came out, we were pissed. We bought other advertising in that mag under the concition that they would run our article as well. We raised hell and got a refund but were still angry.

The people I lose to them arent really customers I want anyhow, if you know what I mean.

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That sucks about the ad man. Ide be pissed myself.

I lost a job to him last month at 30% below what I bid. I told the homeowner you get what you pay for and moved on and sold the neighbor, who has a way bigger home!

It does nothing but affect your image when you play the price war games. AND, customers like that are the ones that always have something to complain about.






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Houston Texas Roof Cleaning (281) 853-5753 wrote:
I definently agree Scott that local guys working together is great and benefits us all. Btw, did you see his article in Living Magazine? If not, let me know and ill fax you a copy.


Would you mind faxing me a copy @ 281 392-2307 ?  I used to advertise in Living Magazine but dropped due to low ROI. 

Sorry to hear they burned you Scott.  They are too expensive anyway.

 



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Back to the question....anybody in my part of the country (the midwest, specifically iowa) have actual hard data on these questions:

1. How long do roofs actually last on average?
2. How long does a roof stay clean on average?
3. How much longer does a properly cleaned roof last on average?

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