By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor.
At RoofersCoffeeShop, we count on our contractor community to provide honest feedback on the products and services that our partners are providing. From time to time, we will ask a contractor to try a product for awhile and let us know their feedback that we can share with everyone.
We did that a couple of months ago with Wil-Mar Products pipe collars. The Pipe Collar is an EPDM rubber collar that slides down over the vent to form a watertight seal and is guaranteed to last the life of the roof. We asked Wil-Mar Products to send a few boxes to RCS Influencer Mandy McIntyre who is also the operations officer at 1st Choice Roofing in Ohio so her service team could try them.
I caught up with Mandy and company Vice President Tom Truelson to find out what they thought of the pipe collars. “Typically, when we get calls for leaks, we make a temporary repair until we can schedule a time to get back out there and make a permanent repair,” explained Tom. “That is what we thought would happen with these, but they performed so well that they ended up being the permanent repair on the first visit.”
As for what the service crews have to say about them, Tom shared that the crews love them. “When it’s 100 degrees outside and they can spend three minutes on the roof instead of two hours, that makes them really happy,” said Tom.
He’s been so impressed with the performance that they are now using them on every new roof the company installs. “I even put them on my house and we just installed them on Mandy’s house,” shared Tom.
We wouldn’t expect anything less that top performance on this pipe collar that was invented by a contractor to eliminate the headaches he was experiencing with traditional methods. We think you will love it too, so we are offering a free sample.