Tie-Bars - Annoyance or Sales Opportunity?
The humble tie-bar has been the bane of the lives of many installers for years. The customer is often disappointed when an unexpected metal bar appears during the installation process.
This is such a problem that I've heard of more than one installation company with a collection of tie bars which were shipped by the roof supplier but not installed. Unfortunately, a heavy bout of snow is just the sort of thing which will demonstrate the necessity of tie-bars where they are required. Hopefully, we won't get any reports of conservatories collapsing, but I'm sure there will be some unexpected leaks appearing this winter!.
Rather than treating the tie-bar as an unnecessary complication, you can use it as a way of elevating your status as an expert. One of the customer's biggest concerns is the safety of them and their family; demonstrating that you are concerned about their safety moves the conversation to a different level, and if you can do this where the competition can't then price becomes far less of an issue (would you compromise your family's safety to save a little money?).
I've already explained the role of tie bars in my simple guide to structural integrity, but I thought you might like to know how simple it is to add and display a tiebar in RoofWright.
How To Add A Tie Bar!
Firstly, create a RoofWright Drawing - an example is shown below:-
Now, the next step is to add a simple 3-way tie bar. Simply open the wall and window editor, select the rafter you wish to attach the tie bar to and right click. The following will appear:-
Now we need tos elect the tie-bar type Pick "3-Way" and click ok, as shown below:-
Now we need to select a colour - open the order information screen, select the roof tab and pick a colour as shown below:-
Now you can see the finished article in glorious Technicolor
For something a bit more spectacular, try adding a couple of 5 ways!
Hope this helps!