CoolFlatRoof.com has its own YouTube video channel, where we post videos of the work we do, as well as educational videos about all aspects of roofing.
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Here are some highlights of our roofing video channel (updated Aug. 29, 2012):
- 2,220,000+ video views!
- Approximately 3000 daily video views
- 150+ video uploads
- 550+ subscribers!
Let’s look at the above statistics for a minute. I think that they are great for a ROOFING video channel. As mentioned before, roofing is only interesting when your roof leaks or if you want to replace it. So having 550+ subscribers is a great success. Of course we want more people to subscribe all the time, but it is an accomplishment for me personally.
Over 2,200,000 views of our videos is also huge – most roofing channels on YouTube are nowhere near that, and with about 3000 daily views of our roofing videos, we are looking to be at 3 million total views in about 266 days 🙂
About CoolFlatRoof.com on YouTube
We’ve been using YouTube to host our roofing videos since 2008, and we’ve had a great success with it. We post interesting, informative videos on our channel, such as roof repair how-to videos, roof installation videos, and highlight “hacked” roofs. We also show / explain to our viewers why we think some roofing materials are not worth the time and money, and draw a connection between certain roofing materials and HORRIBLE roofing contractors that install them, as well as demonstrate that one often means the other.
For example, we believe that installing rubber roofing will give you a very high chance of a dealing with / hiring a roofing contractor that will do bad job.*
Note: I will soon upload a series of new videos demonstrating poor rubber roof installations – in particular, one that we just inspected in Brockton, MA, and start a new series, called Horrible Roofing.
* Watch this 6 years old badly-leaking rubber roof video to see an example of bad workmanship and low-quality roofing materials.
Why do we draw this connection? Rubber roofing requires a very small investment in the installation tools and equipment, whereas PVC requires a rather large investment in the tools and equipment (often in excess of 10,000 dollars) to be able to install it properly. The majority of hack roofers will never invest that much money in equipment, because they are not in it for the long haul. Thus, if you choose rubber roofing, there is a much greater chance that you will be working with an untrained, unprofessional roofing contractor who has little to no experience with flat roofs-a HACK roofer.
Some of our most popular videos
Thin film solar panels on flat roof – IB Solar Wise video demonstrating installation of Thin-Film solar pv panels on IB Flat Roof. (191,000+ views)
Flat Roof Installation – Hot-Air Welding – In this video we demonstrate the process of welding overlapping seams of IB PVC flat roof, using Leister Varimat robotic welder. This video was taken on a job in Wallingford, CT, where we installed an 80-mil grey IB Flat Roofing Membrane. (120,000+ views)
Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation – In this video you can see how standing seam roofing panels are fastened to the roof deck using Makita quick pan-head screw-gun, which greatly speeds up attaching clips to the snap-lock standing seam metal roofing panels. (44,000+ views)
Metal Roofing Shingles Installation – This video was taken during an aluminum shingles metal roof installation in Revere, MA, and in it I show how to install and nail down individual roofing shingles with aluminum ring-shank nails. Learn more about different metal roofing materials that we install in Massachusetts. (51,000+ views)
Roofing Calculator APP for iPhone – This is our “side project” that we’ve been developing for some time now. The Roofing Calculator app, which is now available for iPhone / iPad and Android phones & tablets, was originally developed for our in-house use, when we do roof inspections and estimates, and the idea was taken from our web-based roofing calculator tool that helps you estimate flat roof installation prices.
We then developed an Android version that worked exactly like the website-based roofing calculator, but after we ran into the issue with hard-coded prices and other settings, we began changing the App to make it more flexible. After a while, we made this app so flexible that it could estimate almost any roof that we priced, so we decided to let other roofers use this great Roofing Calculator App. It is now available for download from the iPhone App Store and the Android Market. See how it works for yourself ( oh yea, and I know that I have a horrible accent 😀 ):
The videos above are just a few of over a hundred videos currently up, and many more coming soon. In those videos you can view examples of our work – roof installation in Massachusetts, IB Roof installation videos, Metal Roofing installation videos for Tamko Steel Shingles and Decra Stone Coated Steel panels, rubber roofing installation and flat roof repair guides for tar, PVC and rubber roofing, In the near future we will add a number of Standing Seam metal roof installation videos that will cover every aspect of installing this rather complicated roofing material.
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