HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU’VE CHOSEN A GOOD SILICONE ROOF COATING MANUFACTURER?
Choosing a silicone roof coating manufacturer can be an extremely tough decision. Whether you’re a building owner with a one-time project or a contractor searching for a supplier to have an ongoing relationship with, you want to know you’re getting your material from the best. So how do you know if you’re choosing the right silicone roof coating manufacturer? What should you look for in a manufacturer that can indicate the quality of the material you get from them?
The first step in the process of manufacturing silicone is inputting raw materials. So, this is a great first step in evaluating a potential silicone roof coating manufacturer for your building or project. Does the manufacturer skimp on more expensive materials, substituting them with lower quality materials, or do they make the product right from start to finish?
Does the manufacturer have the capacity to quickly fill orders if you get in a pinch, or do they need two months advance notice to get the material made? While you hope to never have rush orders, they may come up some time and you want to know you can get the material.
When you look at the spending habits of the manufacturer, do they indicate a company that is trying to cut costs or are they “living large”. A manufacturer that keeps their costs under control can many times pass those savings onto their customers. So if you purchase from a cost-reducing manufacture, you may save money on your project.
The way a silicone roof coating manufacturer takes care of their factory can be an indication of how careful they are with their product, how much attention they pay to detail, and the quality of product they put out. A clean factory doesn’t always mean good product, and a dirty factory doesn’t always mean poor product, but they can be indicators to keep an eye on.
This is easiest to find out by asking others who use the manufacturer in question. Do they own up to their mistakes, do they work with you to make sure you’re happy? This quality is often easier to determine as you build a relationship with your manufacturer over time, but if you can ask around beforehand you can get a decent idea about them.
When they build up inventory, how are they storing the material? Is it properly sealed in an air controlled environment to make sure the material stays good until it’s delivered? Again, careless storage of finished goods can indicate other parts of the process not being performed properly.
Another practical, important quality of any manufacturer: how quickly can they get the material to you? If they are located all the way across the nation with no local warehouses, you could be looking at a week-long delivery time before you ever get your material. If you expect rush projects in the future, you need to make sure their delivery times and capabilities match up with your demand.
Choosing a good silicone roof coating manufacturer can be tough, but these steps can hopefully help you make a good choice, even if it means choosing someone other than us. Your manufacturer is the first step in your roofing process, so make sure they are someone you want to work with on an ongoing basis.