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:
- Gather As Much Information About The Installation As Possible
Many roofs last up to 20 years, which means the current owner may not always have all the information about the existing roof on hand. It is important to gather as much information about the current roof as possible. Which products were used? Was it installed by a professional? Are there any structural issues that need to be kept in mind during the restoration process? If the current owner doesn't have the information you're looking for, suggest that they do a little digging, any information is better than none!
- Plan According To The Weather
Many people do not want teams of contractors on and around their property for weeks on end. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you get to work so that you can be prepared for any potential project delays due to weather setbacks. We at RoofSnap like to keep an eye on HailPoint.com's twitter account (@Hailpoint). It gives both up-to-date severe-weather forecasts and an idea of where there may be a need for roofing in the near future.
- Provide Long-Term, Sustainable Advice
There are many roofing companies in the market. What separates the better companies is the experience and expertise that experienced roofers bring to the project. Keep updated about the latest lightweight and energy efficient products so that you can translate any recommendations into cost savings for your clients. Not only will you provide your client with extra value, but it is likely to get you recommended in the future.
- Use The Right Roofing Contract Software
RoofSnap is aerial roof measurement software that can significantly speed up the roof estimation and calculation process. All you have to do is make a drawing for RoofSnap to automatically generate accurate measurements. You can even measure the roof pitch for areas that have Google Street View or Apple 3D coverage.
Contact us to find out more about our aerial roof measurement solutions today.