Ok so this is just thought that popped in my head. It might be just crazy but instead of keeping it to myself I thought I would share it and see what you think. Don’t be too harsh as it is just an idea.
Here’s my suggestion to combat the fabrication debris and the low-e issue, which I think will be a major mess if it gets popular.
Why don’t we team together as an industry to educate consumers, builders and contractors on these issues. We can put together a website and SEO the site so it comes up first in the search engines under key words for windows and glass. I think with as many companies that are on WCR this could happen pretty quick. We can explain the problems and suggest to the manufacturers what we as an industry believe is the solution to the problem.
In the mean time we can suggest to the consumers and contractors on the site that they only purchase quality products. We can list recommended manufacturers who adhere to those standards and or at least change their policies on what they will guarantee as a quality standard. This can be automated by having a legal contract that is a quality adherence guarantee on the site that companies can sign and contractors and consumers who purchase their product can print off as a guarantee of quality when purchasing from that company. As new companies change their policies and standards they can go to the site and sign the guarantee that remains on the site for download.
We could even send an email out to contractors and manufacturers. Just purchase an emial list. Just get the ball rolling and let it build like a snowball.
We can have printable waivers for contractors and window cleaners. We can have printable letters for contractors to send to their manufacturers requesting adherence to the quality standards put out by our new organization formed to combat this issue.
We can ad a list of qualified window cleaning companies who are educated on the FD low-e problems that they can call for window maintenance.
At the very least it would help educate the contractors and consumers about the FD issue. It might even take a big chunk of sales away from companies who don’t have quality standards.
What do you think? Genius or crazy? Be nice