Are you good at sealing up houses, tight as a drum?
We've talked about green building recently. Seeing as how in summer in Florida the heat is always trying to invade air conditioned spaces, maybe we should take a look at keeping the heat out and the cool air inside.
Here's an interesting fact. If there is a sliver of a gap around a living room size window - say ... 1/16" or even less......when you add up the lineal footage, it can easily total a full square inch of space. Caulking shrinks or shrivels with age. Old windows are now well fastened and can wiggle sometimes when the window is opened and closed. There are a variety of reasons why a gap could appear.
But what happens later?
Think about a full square inch of space. That's around the size of a garden hose. So, in hurricane force conditions, that gap around the window could act the same as a full speed garden hose squirting water into the house.
If you are a homeowner, has this way of presenting this idea convinced you to check your windows to see if they are "tight as a drum"? If you are a contractor, do you think this way of presenting this condition could translate into you selling any window upgrade work?
Keeping windows sealed well, keeps out the water in a driving wind storm, and it also keeps the A.C. inside. Check your windows and those of your clients and see what you find.
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Your 2016 certified license is expiring at the end of the summer!
We are working hard to provide you with a menu of continuing education course options that will be convenient for you.
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The Secretary of OSHA is intent on reducing fatalities at work! This includes deaths that occur because a worker is texting while driving.
Do you have a NO-TEXTING policy? Is it in writing? Does your Continuing Education provider assist you in learning how to create such a policy?
When a worker gets killed it hurts everybody! It hurts .. him ... of course, and his family, his friends, and it hurts YOU. There are costs to the downtime, costs to the investigations, legal defense, replacement job interviewing time and training of that replacement costs.
You can't afford to have employees hurt while on the clock.
Start writing your NO-TEXTING policy and have employees understand it!
ContractorETC is about providing you with continuing education courses that are designed to help you AVOID problems, and be MORE successful in business.
WIND MITIGATION is one small example of a topic in our continuing education courses, which is REQUIRED by the state, yet, doesn't appy to all contractors in our course!
Roofers must know about this information -but not pool contractors.
Builders must know, but not A.C. contractors.
So how do we build value in this short presentation?
First, we have made the entire course a video production! We dim the lights, and have a 50 minute video presentation showing what amounts to hundreds of hours of research near and far! We have case studies of actual recent disasters that show how improved standards make a difference! This can surely help influence the pool and A.C. contractors to consider this information for at least their OWN homes!
We also show new styles of improved standards that are low cost and very useful in more ways that just wind mitigation. This too has inspired many non-building contractors to ask questions and muse over this new information!
Plus! It's a MOVIE!
I wonder if next time we should distribute popcorn as a snack!?
ContractorETC is about helping make continuing education valuable for you! We are about making continuing education classes easy, fun and interesting! Have you seen a high quality movie for your continuing education ever? All we have ever seen the other providers do it slip in 30 second clips of irrelevant jokers or ... if it does apply, it's low quality film production.
Ours is in HD!
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