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Get your restoration company ready for storm season 2018

Posted by Josh Strehle on 6/4/18 8:45 AM

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
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Topics: Roof Estimating, Roofing apps, Roofing Contractor Software, Weather

PLANNING YOUR ROOF RESTORATION PROJECTS

Posted by Josh Strehle on 5/29/18 8:45 AM

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:

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Topics: Roof Estimating, Pitch Finder Apps, Roofing Contractor Software, Aerial Roof Measurement, Weather

Green roof design - for eco-friendly living

Posted by Josh Strehle on 5/21/18 8:42 AM

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:

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Topics: Roof Estimating, Aerial Roof Measurement, Eco-Friendly, Green Technology, Green Roofing

What Experts Expect from The Construction Industry In 2018

Posted by Jason Moore on 2/5/18 9:05 AM

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.

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Topics: Roof Estimating, Roofing apps

Roof Estimating 101

Posted by Jesse Whittington on 9/10/15 2:31 PM

 

Per square bidding is costing you money! We can't say that enough. Everyone knows that low bids mean lots of jobs with low profits & high bids mean lost jobs. So why wouldn't you want the most accurate bid possible on every project?

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Topics: iPad User Tips, Roof Estimating