Need Help Cleaning Vinyl Windows?

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Need Help Cleaning Vinyl Windows?

I had some customers ask the other day about cleaning their vinyl windows, so I wanted to send out the same info for everyone else as well.

“We have the vinyl windows with screens in our porch. We love it! You gave us some vinyl cleaner that we can use for the interior that is not so practical for the exterior. Is there a safe soap and water option to clean the exteriors with? I am worried about the soap. Is there one that works using a hose?”

PGT Eze-Breeze makes a special cleaner and preservative that is great for the windows, but a little expensive. We sell it here in the office if you need it.

If you want to save a few bucks, use it on the inside, and you can use soap for the outside and the screens. But always clean the outside and the screens first.

For soap, I always recommend mixing equal parts Woolite and water in a spray bottle or a spray bottle that attaches to a hose. Below are links to order each.

Woolite ( https://amzn.to/2y7QC8y )

Water Hose Spray Connector  ( https://amzn.to/2zQM4nt )

Empty Spray Bottlehttps://amzn.to/2Zazv0W )

Here’s an instruction sheet from PGT Eze-Breeze that goes into more detail:

If anything is broken or needs maintenance, bring the affected panes by the office or you can buy spare parts kits here at the office.

In addition, here’s a short video I made that gives a few extra tips about cleaning them- DIY Vinyl Window Cleaning

Lastly, if you don’t want to clean them at all, we can do it. Just give us a call.

Thanks,
Dave


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Win the $20,000 Backyard Upgrade Contest from Fiberon!

New contest sponsored by Fiberon, our main deck supplier.

$20,000 Backyard Upgrade!

Enter soon, as the contest closes in a week or so. The entry flyer is below or click on THIS LINK to go to the entry page-


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Upcoming Jobs Still on Schedule

I wanted to send a message to all of our projects in progress or upcoming. Here goes…

1. Everything is still on schedule. We are classified as Essential, and our suppliers are also classified similarly in their respective states.

2. Every company we work with is taking extra cleaning precautions as are we. We’re even cleaning and Lysol spraying all the tools.

3. We have a very open sick leave policy in place. Anyone with symptoms isn’t coming in. If someone sneezes or coughs, I promise, it’s allergies.

4. If anything changes with your project, we’ll update you as soon as we know.

5. Our office and showroom are open with generous room for distancing and hand sanitizer right at the front door.

6. For almost all of our projects, we don’t have to come into your house at all.

7. Let the guys know when they get there if you want extra precautions beyond what they’re doing.

8. All payments can be done by distance through our website or by calling in. Click HERE.

9. Let us know if you need anything or more updates. I’m also updating often on our Facebook and through the e-mail newsletter. Be sure to sign up for both. Facebook and the Newsletter

10. The best for last…once we’re done, you get some extra space to try to enjoy quarantine a little better.

Thanks and stay safe!

Dave Jr.


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Get on Google and Review Someone Now

Reviews are important to small businesses, but getting them is like pulling teeth. Unless of course it’s a bad one, and we all get bad ones from time to time.

The next time you have a few free minutes, hop on Google Maps and review someone. Just pick someone you used, bought something from, or where you ate something recently and post a review. If you have pics, post them with it.

DON”T post a bad review either. Spread some good around. The business that made you mad? It’ll come around to them. Don’t worry. You do something good and share that blessing with a small business.

I just had a guy pressure wash the driveways at our offices and showroom. It had been awhile, and I had no idea how dirty they were, and he did a great job.

Here’s the before and after shot-

You don’t have to, but I took it a step further. I made up a testimonial graphic for him to use in his own marketing.

That’s it. Get on there and post a review right now.

Dave


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We are still open!

We’re still open and continuing to help our clients enjoy the outside of their homes while stuck in self-isolation or voluntary quarantine. A large number of our clientele is in an at-risk age group, and we are working to keep them safe.

We’re finding that many of our past clients and new ones are sitting at home with little to do, and deciding to fix up their homes.

We pledge the following to help you through this tough period:

  • As all of our work is outside the home, we are able to maintain as much distancing as you need to feel safe. This way we can protect both you and our crews.
  • We primarily use our own employees rather than a constant stream of subcontractors being on your property.
  • All of our payments from the deposit to the final balance can be made completely online.
  • Our estimators are more than happy to deliver ‘no contact’ estimates and either communicate through an open door or completely by phone or computer.
  • Because an aspect of our jobs is to maintain critical structures so that frontline personnel can do their jobs, our company is in the process of consideration as an Essential Business. This will allow us to remain open longer should the situation worsen. This will also help protect our supply lines.

If we can help in any way, please let us know.

Dave


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COVID-19 Coronavirus Update from Ocean Breeze Exteriors

I held off sending out an update for our business as long as possible, but now that there are cases in Horry County, I thought I should post one.

We are still engaged in full operations and continuing to complete all scheduled projects. Nothing has changed for us in the work we’re doing or our supply chain for new materials.

As a company we are doing our best to help everyone weather this storm better. We’re doing this by helping you enjoy social distancing and self-quarantine as much as possible.

  • Right now is the perfect time to enjoy the exterior parts of your home more.
  • As ‘social distancing’ becomes the norm for awhile, why not distance to your backyard or patio?
  • There is ample research showing the health benefits of being outside. Do it safely at home.
  • It’s not fun, and it can be scary, so now is a time to ease distraction and stress as much as we can.

We want to help you make the best of it while everything else goes to panic mode around us.

To make you feel more comfortable, we are also taking the following precautions:

  • We have hand sanitizer in the office if you come by the showroom.
  • The ability to make all payments and financing completely online is active.
  • All of our work is outside, and we don’t have to come into your home for anything for your projects. We actually have one going on right now for a couple that is in self-quarantine. It’s a large sunroom that will enable them to enjoy their condo patio without worrying about the pollen or people.
  • Estimates function similarly. If you want a contact-less estimate, just let us know when you call. Our estimator can call you from the front driveway and let you know when he’s there. When he’s through inspecting your project, he can text your estimate to you.

The best thing we can all do right now is take the appropriate precautions to keep everyone safe while also maintaining as normal a life as allowable. That’s how we bounce back best and quickest when this is all over.

Give us a call if we can help in any way.

Dave


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Write a review and enter for a chance to win!

I love getting e-mails like this…


But I need your help.

Everyone has unhappy customers sometimes, and those are the folks that tend to leave reviews the most (I’m guilty of this too!).

I need your help with social media reviews. Follow the links below. For each review you leave, e-mail me a screenshot of it, and I’ll enter your name into a monthly drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

If you review on more than one site, send in screenshots of all of them for multiple entries.

Thanks!

Dave, the best guy in town for sunrooms, decks, and drinking coffee


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What does a minivan have to do with the flooring in your sunroom?

When all the work trucks are busy and out on jobsites, and you need to pick up some materials, what do you do?

In this instance, I had to pick up some flooring for a customer and borrowed the owner’s wife’s minivan. It also happens that the owner’s wife is my mom, so we snuck out for some lunch at a seafood restaurant where we’d installed a sunroom a few years back.

We’ll go to great lengths, yes, even a seafood lunch, to get your materials to the jobsite.

If you’re thinking about new flooring in your sunroom, here’s how we like to do it:

  1. There’s just too many options for me to carry samples of all of them. Besides, those tiny sample squares don’t do a great job showing you what it looks like.
  2. I like to send our customers to Lumber Liquidators or Lowe’s.
  3. Pick out your flooring, pay for it, and give me the receipt.
  4. I’ll pick it up and deliver it in time for it to acclimate to your jobsite.
  5. My guys will install it.
  6. You enjoy it.

You get exactly the choice you want without wondering if you made the right one based on a tiny sample.

By the way, here’s that sunroom I was talking about earlier. It’s at the Wicked Tuna in Murrells Inlet.

Dave Jr., the minivan borrowing sunroom guy

 

You can find us at…

Ocean Breeze Exterior Remodeling – 843-238-4798

www.oceanbreezeexteriors.com

Our showroom is located at 739 Sandy Lane in Surfside Beach, SC


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Doctors are Writing Prescriptions for Outdoor Time

Our goal as a business is to build projects that help you enjoy the outside parts of your property as much or more than the inside.

We spend way to much time inside, and it’s begun to affect us medically. It affects us so much so that doctors are now prescribing “outdoor time” as a treatment for some illnesses.

Check out this article from a newspaper in Oregon for more information on how physicians are responding to inside-itis. Click HERE for the article.

If we can do anything to help you get outside more, give us a call. We build projects that…

  • Provide shade for your patio
  • Keep bugs from ruining your outside time
  • Protect your home in a hurricane and still allow you to see outside
  • And more!


You can find us at…

Ocean Breeze Exterior Remodeling – 843-238-4798 – www.oceanbreezeexteriors.com

Our showroom is located at 739 Sandy Lane in Surfside Beach, SC


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Hurricane Dorian Aftermath

Just a quick message to update all of our out-of-town customers on the post- Hurricane Dorian clean-up.

DAMAGE:

  • No matter what the Weather Channel says, damage in the Myrtle Beach area is very sporadic and not widespread.
  • Small debris is everywhere.
  • We have a few customers with trees down and roof leaks.
  • Flooding is minimal compared to last year’s storms.

OCEAN BREEZE EXTERIORS:

  • We are open today, so feel free to call in to report any damage.
  • If you have any photos, feel free to share them to our Facebook page so other customers who are out of town can see their neighborhoods.
  • We currently have up to 5 teams on the road helping customers assess damage and even clear trees from their yard.
  • My kids are even pitching in with the crews and at the office.


A FEW THINGS TO RELIEVE ANY POST-HURRICANE STRESS:

  • Some of us were kayaking in the office driveway yesterday.
  • If you haven’t seen it yet, Google “red Jeep Myrtle Beach” and you’ll see enough funny memes to last you all day. I’d hate to be that guy. (Psst…if you are that guy, I apologize).

If anyone needs anything, please call. Today will be all day assessing damage and helping customers, but no job schedules have been changed unless we call you and let you know.

Dave Powers


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