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Old 06-09-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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We were approached by a salesman for a roofing contractor who offered to extend the life of our shingles by applying a clear coating that supposedly has a 30 year guarantee. I'm not sure how old our roof is, but I'd guess it's about 20 years old. The shingles have started to deteriorate on one side and there is some slight curling. I want to just rip it off and replace it in the next couple of years, but my wife is all excited about the roof coating because it's about 1/4 to 1/3 of the cost of the tear off and replacement, so she signed a contract to have the stuff put on. Does anyone have experience with these coatings?

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we were approached by a salesman for a roofing contractor who offered to extend the life of our shingles by applying a clear coating that supposedly has a 30 year guarantee. I'm not sure how old our roof is, but i'd guess it's about 20 years old. The shingles have started to deteriorate on one side and there is some slight curling. I want to just rip it off and replace it in the next couple of years, but my wife is all excited about the roof coating because it's about 1/4 to 1/3 of the cost of the tear off and replacement, so she signed a contract to have the stuff put on. Does anyone have experience with these coatings?

can you spell s-c-a-m-?

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So that's what color snake oil is.
I would have been calling the police, BBB, building dept. FBI, anyone that would what to hear about the latest scam.
There just is no such magic fix.
And of cource he gave you the names and addresses of local people that have had this done at least 20 years ago, not just show you some fancy brochures, right?
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Run away or if you are feeling playful, get him/her to lay out all their cards.
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Actually I asked the guy for some addresses of houses where they've applied this product so that I could see what it looked like from the street and he was dodging it saying he didn't want me going up and knocking on doors. Who would do that?
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That would have been enough of a red flag for me to run him off.
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Every time we get a little hail in my town, you can count on seeing a few cars (with company logo magnets stuck haphazardly to the doors) cruising slowly up and down the streets. Any house or roof that looks even remotely old will get a visit. They give you handouts about 'Free Roof Replacement!' and 'We Pay Your Deductible!' type stuff, and more about the various 'Maintenance Services' they offer for shingled or flat roofs. I had to very patiently explain to my wife about why these are scams. When it comes to home repairs, she only thinks in terms of what we can get for 'free' (despite the fact that yes, our insurance may cover it, but then cancel us). I told her yeah, our roof is 20 years old, but it's still solid, it doesn't leak, and it's not curling, so it's not time.

On a side note...there is a Victorian style home, 3 stories, about a block away. It does need a roof, and it is a complicated looking job...lots of dormers, valleys, different pitches, and a tower with a conical roof....I've talked to the owner and interestingly, these scam artists have never stopped at his house. Afraid of the hard jobs, maybe?
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"Clear Coating"? Water is clear....

It's about par to that magic stuff you add to your oil burning, on it's last leg car engine that magically fixes leaky valves and gives you 100K more miles.

Good chance it's the same stuff.....

BTW....if it really was good for 30 years....there would be a lot of out of work roofers....
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If no one reports them and puts them out of business (or at least ran out of town on a rail)
then there just going to keep going door to door and find another sucker.
I bet there rated A+ on Angies list so they must be legit.
By the time they figure out they have been ripped off there long gone.
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Like so many scams, they don't get reported because most people are too embarrassed to admit they got scammed.
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On the slim chance you didnt read anyone elses post here, it is a scam.

Air is a clear coating also (unless your in downtown LA), i can apply it for 6k and you wont even know its there, it will last 30 yrs also...best thing is i dont even have to get out of my truck to apply it.
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Where can I find this magic coating?
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Disney? Magic.
Well, my wife cancelled the thing today. I'm relieved.
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It would really be helpful and possibly save others if you posted some info on where you are and what this "product" was they are offering. In case anyone else decides to try this and does a google search.

I think that should be allowed. Mods?

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