Did Hell freeze over? I missed it I guess…
during a website update at DeckExpert.com, I was posting the Mer-Kote approved applicators list to the deck coating installers page…and I noticed that it had been revamped into a easier to read list…and then I was reading the list of applicators…and then I noticed that Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential wasn’t listed.
I inquired with a source at Mer-Ko who confirmed that Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential Inc is not a listed applicator anymore.
Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential was the grandaddy installer of Mer-Kote; in the days when one certain sales manager for Mer-Kote ran things, Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential was THE Mer-Kote applicator, a force to be reckoned with…allegedly due to his hidden ownership of the company.
However, The former salesperson of Mer-Kote was fired after Parex bought them as he refused to sign his employment contract, and things changed for the better at Mer-Kote with new management and a new way of doing business…less good ole boy style and more like an open and free market.
So how does that effect you Mr. Homeowner or Homeowner Association? Well that’s better left to be said by Mer-Kote, but my opinion is that any warranty written by Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential, if it meets Mer-Kotes standards and was registered with mer-Kote, is that your ok. You’ll need to have your decks maintained by a listed applicator. Wanke Indutrial Commercial Residential cannot back any factory warranty up so far as I know…
If your warranty is written and backed by Wanke Industrial Commercial Residential, you’re at their mercy…check with Mer-Kote and see what might be done…bring or send a copy of your warranty to them.
Listed applicators for Mer-Kote can be found at Mer-Kote’s website.