In the not-so-distant days of roofing's past, there were only a few ways to obtain your linear and area measurements. They involved measuring tapes of varying length (not always long enough for the eave), measuring wheels that slip and slide depending on the surface, and expensive measurement reports from a single industry player.
If you've been a RoofSnap subscriber or a drone-flying roofing contractor for any amount of time, you know that leaves are one of the few things that stand between you and a clear view of your project's roof. Besides being a hazard to your drone's rotors, fully leafed trees can obscure vital portions of the eaves and, in more forested areas, entire homes from satellite and aerial photography.
Hurricane season 2018 started 4 days early this year, with the damage brought by SubTropical Storm Alberto spreading from the gulf all the way to Canada. If you run a restoration company, then you are well aware of the damage that hail, ice,rain, and strong winds can cause to homes. Many times, your clients’ first point of concern will be whether their insurance policies cover the damage that has happened.
USA storm facts:
- According to the Insurance Institute of Business & Home Safety, there are about 3,000 hailstorms in America each year and these storms result in losses of approximately $1.6-billion.
- Figures from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies show that severe windstorms (including tornadoes and hurricanes) cause billions of dollars in property damage each year.
- While the average lifespan of a roof is two decades, homes in hail-prone areas need to be replaced every 7 – 10 years.
As a restoration expert, there are a few things that you can do to make the rebuilding process a bit easier.
- Site Inspection
First, a site inspection will be needed. The reason is that a homeowner may not be aware of the extent of the damage.An untrained eye may not see all the damage that needs to be repaired.
- Meticulous Documentation
As a roof repair and installation company, roof restorations are likely to make up a huge part of your workload. The type of roof you are repairing, the length of time since it was last inspected and the level of issues, will impact how time-consuming each job will be. Here are a few tips that roofing contractors can use to make the process more efficient:
As a roofing contractor, you may already be installingeco-friendly or ‘green’ roofs. But as eco-minded millenials move into the housing market, you may want to consider offering even more 'green' options in your estimates. A ‘green roof’ can refer to:
There are many roofing contractor software products available on the market, but it’s not always easy to know which solutions are worth an investment. To manage profitability, you need to ensure that you receive a good return on investment for any tech purchase you make. Here are some of the best software solutions for today’s roofing professionals.
We’re always impressed by the amazing roofs that architects design and roofing contractors bring to life. Here are 3 award-winning roofing projects to inspire you:
As the world goes mobile, more time is spent away from the office and at the project site. Smartphones and tablets, combined with on-the-go applications and more time spent on project sites, means that people generally have all the tools and technology they need in their pocket. But how do they make sure that this information is available on all of the platforms they use?
The days when people opted for off-the-shelf, all-in-one software solutions are gone. As people become more technologically savvy, they are driving the demand for specialized software apps that meet their unique challenges.
Towards the end of last year, ConstructConnect, the Association of General Contractors of America (AGC), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) presented a webcast entitled 2018 Construction and Design Outlook: Cheery or Dreary? During this webcast, economists Alex Carrick (ConstructConnect), Kermit Baker (AIA), and Ken Simonson (AGA) gave their insights and forecasts for 2018. They predicted that while spending in the construction sector will remain strong this year, the amount of growth will be less than in 2017.