The Versatex Team sat down with Sandeep Barre to discuss his home transformation. He is based in Carmel, IN and his home sits in a community with homes ranging from 10-15 years old. Bryan Abdallah speaks with Sandeep about his home and the transformation. Join in on the conversation and see how excited we are to be a part of this.
To see the interview visit: https://youtu.be/E2UW3iTPRUA
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Sandeep thanks for joining us. I'm excited to get a chance to talk to you. I just wanted to get you on video and just kind of get a feel and sense for what you and your family are feeling right now. I know this is kind of a crazy event for your family and we're just thankful for you to jump on board. How are you guys feeling?
Absolutely. Thanks for actually talking to us. That's great. For a feeling as I've said last time around you know. We were actually in the market to go see and replace the rotting trim but it was like you know they always say when you buy a home it's location location location. And that's exactly what Nate was doing. He was scouting around to find homes so that could be used for commercial purposes here in the Midwest. And he found the right home I believe because it was in bad condition and he knocked on the door. He was like, "hey guys have you ever heard about Versatex. You know we're into this Product." And It's A Great Feeling I would say.
So talk to us a little bit about your home. I got a chance to look at some pictures that Nate took and I see that the trim was kind of on its way out. So talk to me. How long did you guys live there? What was used for trim?
Absolutely. So I we've lived her for up to 10 years. We've built this house so it's not that old but I think it's the way how the house is oriented. The trim currently is the standard wood. And as you can see usually rot probably 10-15 years I would guess but mine rotted on the property right around 8 or 9 years. And my take on it is because of how the house is oriented and located that there is a lot of weathering that comes my way and there are older homes in the neighborhood that were built prior to me that doesn't have the same impact as I do because it has shielding homes right in front of eachother. So that that's what it is. So when Nate came and talked to me about Versatex, I have no clue what it is about or what kind of material and product. And I have to go and educate myself I've done a lot of research before I got back with them and luckily I came back and talked extensively about it.
So what did you find out about your research? Which is a great thing by the way.
Well I have to because it was a great offer. It's unbelievable. It's not like you know. You never expect something like that to happen to you. You know it's like. It's a great offer but I didn't know what it was. But during the research I did find out that it was a great product. It's composite and then it has better not just architectural value but it has much more structural value in terms of how long it lasts. It's like you know, as long as you're building spaces once it stays the product what you put it there. There is no maintenance low cost and you know getting it on will provide you that incentive. As I said you know there are a couple other products in the market that compete with you. And I found a lot more material on that but I think I found forums and blogs which had actual contractors that use your product, review it more than other products. And that gave me a lot of confidence because they were comparing different products and how easy it is to install and it's just not a how easy it is to install. But how the packs get sent to them because they don't have to do much because it comes to the standards that it's ready to go. So all they have to do is the workmanship and don't have to worry about triggering it or standardizing it try to set it up so so you get that. That's my education.
We appreciate it. You did your homework. I mean it's going on your house. So talk to me about your neighborhood like a lot of the homes built around the same time? I mean once this is done I mean it's definitely going to stand out.
Right. I'm hoping it would. My home. My neighborhood is very small in terms like it's some of the homes are big. I was the last one to build a home in my neighborhood. So I think probably the older homes are probably five six years old. So it's a range of five to six year difference but the first one was the last one. In that sense, I'm surprised that even mine was built at last. Mine is the first one that I've seen the trim rotting probably there are other homes. But there has been a lot of roof replacements in the last couple of years because we had hail damage a couple of years ago. So we have seen a lot of activity with that and the gutter and things like that but not so much with the trim. But there are neighborhoods adjacent to ours which is a little older than ours. I've seen and noticed homes that have trim replaced in that neighborhood. So absolutely and that is a bigger neighborhood that is more than 50 homes or something like that.
That's very cool. Yeah. So what a fitting story. The last home in the community. You know it's great. And I'm sure we're going to have a good time with it. So our team's going to be out there you know me, Nate the local sales rep in the area. Jake Hoffer is also another person we're all going to come over. We're going have a good time then we're also working with John in the next couple of weeks here to come out. So we're excited to come meet you face to face not digitally and we can't wait to kind of transform your home. Thank you for allowing us to do that. And now we're excited about it. So hopefully you are too.
Yes we are really excited and we're glad that you guys picked us as a promo and doing whatever we're supposed to do. So yea really really excited and looking forward to it and can't wait to see the transformation.
We appreciate it. Thanks Sandeep.
All right. Thank you sir.