Tuff Industries stands above the competitors when it comes to vinyl decking and roofing: they pride themselves on having developed TufDek, the world’s strongest vinyl decking. They’re dedicated to building good relationships with the installers who purchase their product, so they asked us if we could build two simple but useful tools to make their clients’ lives easier. These needed to integrate into their current WordPress-based websites.
The first, a materials estimator, automatically calculates the required amount of decking, adhesives, and hardware based on a customer’s deck size. Installation and costs are broken down and explained clearly, and the customer can immediately add all their materials to the online shopping cart. This removes guesswork for them and reduces call volume for Tuff Industries.
The second tool tells installers whether it’s safe to install a deck without forcing them to read through technical bulletins. It looks up the current weather report for the installer’s location (using their phone or tablet’s GPS sensor if available) and gives them recommendations based on the current temperature, humidity, and dew point.
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