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.
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 does. And while the winds that blow off tiles and shingles in affected areas fill the sails of the storm restoration industry, we can't overlook the human toll that these storms continue to take. Here are some ways we can help.
In our line of work, we run into a lot of new entries into the roofing industry. From gung-ho entrepreneurs starting their first businesses, to tired nine-to-fivers moonlighting on the weekends, we have all users of all types taking advantage of RoofSnap's tools to streamline their workflow. Sometimes these newbies aren't entirely up-to-speed on the industry lingo though, and this week's blog is going to try to fix that. (You old-timers don't get a pass though, read through and make sure we didn't miss anything!)
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