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 have already been through those growing pains. For those out there taking their first steps into the field, this week’s blog has some tips for initial growth.
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 get released to fanfare like below.
Feature releases are the work that customers not only get to see but also use to improve their own workflows. As former roofers ourselves, giving the industry new tools is what RoofSnap is all about, and seeing how they react to those tools is usually rewarding in itself. What really takes the wind out of our sails is when we release updates that customers never see, and that's the topic of this week's blog.
We're going to try not to sound too old and crotchety in this blog post, but there are simply TOO MANY options for business software today. Between CRMs, social media management platforms, and industry-specific softwares like RoofSnap, we have so many login credentials we've run out of post-it notes to keep them on. (Just kidding, we're much more secure with our passwords than that.) But with all the sites and services we use, our favorite trend in tech right now is when our various applications work together, and we're going to pass on some of our stand-outs to you this week
If you're one of our subscribers, you're likely either a Roofing Contractor, Salesman, or Insurance Adjuster and that means you spend a lot of time in your truck. Between hauling ladders, drones, a bunch of measuring tape and chalk, and file folders full of docs, having that storage space and hauling capacity is a necessity, not to mention customers just expect anyone involved in their roof to arrive a truck.