Supplier Update: GAF Digital Tools for Social Distancing

by Patrick OToole

Qualified Remodeler is posting messages from suppliers to their remodeling and home improvement customers. This is a service during a time when business communication can be critically important. If you have a message for your customers, send them to for possible inclusion.

March 24, 2020

Bobby Fischer, Vice President of Contractor Programs for GAF recently published a web page on the GAF site designed to help its contractors practice social distancing during the Covid-19 crisis. That web page can be found here. It explains how a number of digital platforms available to members of its contractor program can keep jobs moving even when clients and contractors must maintain a certain distance.

How to serve your customers while maintaining social distancing” offers technology and good practices can help you stay open for business, provide financing and payment options, hone your skills, and continue to protect your customers.

The tools offered by GAF correspond with each step in the client engagement process.

  1. Digital Measurement
  2. The Proposal
  3. The Virtual Appointment
  4. Payment Solutions
  5. Virtual Training

Everything can be done at the recommended distance.

Thanks to tools like digital measurement, payment platforms, and teleconferencing, there’s no need to sell from inside the customer’s home. Each step of the process — from the initial consultation to payment to installation — can be done while respecting the social distancing practices that protect your crew and customers. Before starting any roofing project, check your state and local government websites to be sure that there are no restrictions on providing roofing services and always follow current social distancing and safety guidelines.

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