Rain Flow


#1

As of today we are now stocking Rain Flow Gutter Protection. We did a quick Video Blog on it this morning: http://windowcleaningresource.blogspot.com/
Its extremely quick and easy to install. It has quickly become our most profitable service. One worker this morning pulled in $1,300 in 5 hours flat. The product retails for $2.50 per foot and you can sell it installed for $9 - 12 per foot. Its been a great add on especially this time of year with all the gutter cleanings. We will ship anywhere in the continental united states. Please fire away if you have any questions.


#2

I’m awaiting my sample from Rain Flow.


#3

hi there
talk about bring back old threads.

I already ordered a sample from them too, half year after llaczko, but anyway …

How do you guys like it ? have you sold it to your customers ?

thanks in advance
Carlos


#4

We have this priced at $2.25 a foot so your 3 ft section would be $6.75…

The catch with this is the shipping… the boxes are huge… The shipping may counteract your savings but you never know… If your interested give us a call and we can calculate it for you.

At our Window Cleaning side of the business this product gives us our absolute highest billing per man hour. We did one last Wednesday about $3500 made in 9 man hours.


#5

Whoa. That’s crazy money.

Would you ship to Canada, Chris?


#6

Kevin

I will ship any where in the world… but like I said check your local prices first because… of the size of the packages the prices can get outrageous and counteract profits… If you cant find it locally I can have it sent from the manufacturer which is much closer to you than I am.

Contact me for specific details.


#7

Chris, how can you do that ?
Can you quote shipping on one box only to 77494 ?
If you have a chance to see if you have a manufacturer warehouse closer to me than you’re I’ll appreciate that.


#8

How can I do what?

I will calculate and get a price over to you shortly.


#9

My bad … How can you have this shipped from the manufacturer directly to me ?

Will that be cheaper and faster or only cheaper?

thanks


#10

I They allow me to do that if its a big order/ Someone needs in a pinch and there closer… And a few other reasons similar to that…

In this case the manufacturer really isnt all that much closer so I would ship directly to you in Texas.


#11

Thanks, I’ll be waiting for your quote since I have this customer on Saturday and chances are that she might bite the bait :).


#12

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#13

That’s it… I am SOLD.

How can I get in?

A better question would be…

What’s the turn around time if I order through WCR?

Should I sell a job then collect deposit that will cover the cost of the product, then schedule installation?

Has anyone cancelled on you without a deposit?

Does $10 a linear foot +10% cover the gutter cleaning or is that separate?

Do you have any printed material for sales calls?

Can I get a sample to show customers?


#14

I have an opportunity to sell Rain Flow to a customer of mine that has gutters cleaned quarterly. It is a nine unit town home community and the gutters are 30-35 feet in the air with very steep Spanish style shingles. there is 2240 linear feet of gutter. Does anyone have an idea of how long it would take to install that much, at that height?

I just did the bid for the cleaning, but I believe offering a service that will save her community money in the long run might be what gets me the contract. Do gutters once. Do Rain Flow once. Do windows four times a year. Use the money from the first to buy a WFP and do the next three times with it.

I’m looking for some kind of guide as how to quote this profitably but competitively.

Does anyone have any literature?

Can I buy a couple of feet to have to show customers?

Selling points?



#15

[B]Wow Steve great video. Im so glad people are hoping on this video concept. It adds so much to the forum and to everyone’s knowledge.

Couple things Steve… You were making me nervous up there walking backwards on the roof with the camera. Glad to see you drink sugar free redbull. You made a great point about adding 10% product to the order. It has to be done because as you see you were only left with a couple feet left over.[/B]

How can I get in?
[B]
Find someone that wants it and schedule an install.[/B]

A better question would be…

What’s the turn around time if I order through WCR?
[B]
2 days …
[/B]
Should I sell a job then collect deposit that will cover the cost of the product, then schedule installation?

[B]Thats up to you. At ACWC w collect a deposit for everything.[/B]

Has anyone cancelled on you without a deposit?
[B]
No that I can recall[/B]

Does $10 a linear foot +10% cover the gutter cleaning or is that separate?
[B]
We usually through a gutter cleaning in for free. Or try to sell the rainflow after a guttter cleaning and offer to credit the gutter cleaning back to them off there rainflow install. We usually attempt to sell it like this: “You can avoid this $200 gutter cleaning by having rainflow installed, and well credit the $ you spent this year to your install” That works pretty well[/B]

Do you have any printed material for sales calls?
[B]
Yes[/B]

Can I get a sample to show customers?
[B]
Yes email me your physical adress and I will get a sample out to you.[/B]

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                                                                                              I have an opportunity to sell Rain Flow to a customer of mine that has gutters cleaned quarterly. It is a nine unit town home community and the gutters are 30-35 feet in the air with very steep Spanish style shingles. there is 2240 linear feet of gutter. Does anyone have an idea of how long it would take to install that much, at that height?

[B]How fast can you climb the ladder? You cant really walk on the Spanish style roof. So it wil take much longer to install. The roof you saw Steve on is like the ideal situation. You can bring all your product up… sit on the roof… etc…[/B]

I just did the bid for the cleaning, but I believe offering a service that will save her community money in the long run might be what gets me the contract. Do gutters once. Do Rain Flow once. Do windows four times a year. Use the money from the first to buy a WFP and do the next three times with it.
[B]
There you go
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I’m looking for some kind of guide as how to quote this profitably but competitively.

[B]If you would like to give me a call I can run you through it.[/B]

Does anyone have any literature?

[B]Yes[/B]

Can I buy a couple of feet to have to show customers?

[B]Yes email me your physical adress and I will get a sample out to you.[/B]

Selling points?

[B]Stop paying for gutter cleaning avoid future bills.[/B]
[B]
Again Steve great video![/B]


#16

Thanks Chris - just playing around with the camera here before making some videos for my own website. If, I don’t get myself killed first… But glad you like it.

Red Bull? - That can had water in it because I have a 5gal water cooler and use whatever empty cup/can I can find to fill with water, lol… strange what people notice. You’re right though, I don’t need any more sugar as long as my Soloflex and Nordic Track sit in the corner of the garage with power washer hoses hanging on them.

[B]Louie the Window Guy = [/B]That’s it… I am SOLD.

How can I get in?
Get the sample from Chris and then tell every customer about it and show it to them.

[B]Louie the Window Guy = [/B]Should I sell a job then collect deposit that will cover the cost of the product, then schedule installation? Has anyone cancelled on you without a deposit?
1000% yes! Unless you want $800 - $1000 of rain flow in your garage because someone had buyers remorse. 50% and non-refundable. It wouldn’t hurt to have a simple service agreement signed too, because these jobs are without a doubt going to be in the thousand dollar plus range.

[B]Louie the Window Guy = [/B]Does $10 a linear foot +10% cover the gutter cleaning or is that separate?
Your price depends on how much ladder work is involved. I can see some jobs might require a lift like the one elitewc posted. The job I did was a walk in the park and I’m glad it was, seeing it was our first one. We charged the customer $400 to install 200 feet on a walkable roof. 2 1/2 hour install = $160 per hour, not bad.


#17

Hold the phone…

200ft. x $2.25 = $500 with out shipping. Roughly $50 shipping to your location.

$550 in product.
What was your labor cost for installation?

$400 in installation charges

Right?

So you invoiced this part of the job at $950 ?

200ft / $950 = $4.75 per foot

How did you bid this job out???

Thanks in advance for all the input.


#18

BTW…

Chris

Thanks for calling me back so quick. It looks like you posted a reply at 6am and I didn’t call you till 9am or so.

Much appreciated…:cool:


#19

The actual numbers are this:

$975 billed to customer for rain flow
$621.50 /216 ft = $2.87 ft “in place cost” for product
$60 labor paid to tech

$293.50 profit

This job was bid lower because I was doing other services for the customer and the install was very easy because of the roof pitch. Also, there were only two corners on the whole job, everything else was a straight run.

My worker spent 2.5 hours on that job and some of that was helping me move patio furniture off the deck.


#20

I can live with that.

Thanks homie :cool: