A Blog for the Tech Savvy Roofer

LETS TALK LABOR

It is no secret that there’s a labor shortage in our industry, the jobs numbers released last week show employers scrambling to fill positions. Publications in our industry have been bemoaning this fact for the better part of a decade, since home construction bottomed out in 2011. And while there

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RoofSnap at the 2018 MRCA Convention

We had a great time at the MRCA convention this year. From the Indy race games at the ABC Supply booth to the fastest shingler contest, there was a lot to look at and a lot of good conversations had. We loved getting a chance to see some of our

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Roofing Business Requirements

Lately, we’ve been talking about what it takes to be a well-connected, well-represented small business in our blogs. As we’ve been building our own new website, preparing for trade shows, and fighting the never-ending fight of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), we’ve been thinking about what it takes to have a

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Trade Show Tips

As we prepare ourselves for the MRCA in Omaha later this month, we’ve been thinking a lot about what we need to take with us. Conventions are excellent places to network and find friends, clients, and suppliers, but all that networking requires some resources. This week’s blog is a guide

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What is a RoofSnap Credit?

If you tuned in to our webinar last week, you’d already know the answer to this question. If blog-reading is more your speed, this is the post for you. Last week, we announced a brand new feature for our subscribers called RoofSnap Credits. Although it sounds like the hottest new

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Scaling your Small Roofing Business

One of the toughest parts of the roofing business is breaking into it. Although start-up costs for a roofer can be relatively low compared to other entrepreneurial ventures, building a company from a 3-man crew into a successful enterprise is not for the faint of heart. Many of our customers

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What can Automation do for you?

We are living in a world of convenience, where Google tells you football scores without you having to open your phone, and tweeting a pizza emoji to Dominos gets your favorite pizza delivered. When everything seems to be accessible at a touch of a button, you might be wondering, why

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After a Hurricane, How can you help?

In the roofing industry, big storms are big business. Moody’s Analytics estimates that 2017’s Hurricane Harvey caused $97 billion in damages alone, not accounting for lost output from the storm. While not all of that money makes its way into damaged roofs, it’s sure that a significant portion of it

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Are you Up-to-date?

We love releasing new features. As a software company, there is a lot of work to keep our services secure, squash the occasional bug, and stay up to date with the requirements of different platforms that stay behind the scenes. Often enough, projects that take weeks of our developers’ time

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HD Imagery: Try Before You Buy!

If you’re reading our blog, you are probably in the roofing industry. Even if you’re not a RoofSnap subscriber, you’ve definitely encountered a product that uses aerial imagery or sells that imagery directly to you. The market for aerial imagery has exploded since the turn of the century. All signs

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