Welcome back to Episode 007 of the GAF's Contractor's Corner podcast, the show where Don Kilcoyne interviews contractors and roofing professionals about the factors that are driving their bussiness. Join the conversation by posting in the comments section on the GAF ProBlog or on social media, subscribe to the show wherever it is you get your podcasts, and email your questions and feedback to us at ContractorsCorner@gaf.com.
Our guest this week is Wade Baughn, a founding speaker in the GAF Expert Value Series. Wade teaches contractors how practical and profitable it is to build better roofs by strictly following IRC codes and the GAF Pro Field Guide.
As a long-time specialist in the insurance restoration business, Wade has discovered that code compliance means opportunity for contractors, homeowners, and even insurance companies. Understanding and applying those codes may wind up increasing the scope of a job. In some cases, repairs become complete reroofs. But, as he advises, “Manufacturers, insurers and the government have already written the rules on how a roof should be installed. Following those guidelines is simply called ‘doing it right.’”
Contractors who’ve attended Wade’s EVS sessions often return over and over. We hope this episode of Contractor’s Corner inspires you to attend one, or request one, near you.
00:00 - Intro
03:06 - Reading the instructions
04:21 - Subtleties in the codes
06:13 - Completing the job
06:59 - Response from roofers
07:59 - Expert Value Series
10:40 - Proper installation
12:14 - Insurance companies
14:04 - Financing
16:24 - Decking
18:08 - Other tidbits
20:40 - CARE and the Pro Field Guide
22:12 - Advice for Other Contractors
24:36 - More about Wade
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